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Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

Boys in Chairs: My First Time, 11 Years Later

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

As quickly as those words entered my ears, I became the boy in the chair. Immediately an outsider in a group that was supposed to embrace outsiders.

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

The Technology & Programming Superiority of Eastern Europeans

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

This personal accountability for developing the key ingredients such as software internally is an absolute must-have for successful innovation and entrepreneurial development.

Best YouTube Original Channels of The Week: Player vs. Pain to Draw My Life Jesus

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In Channel Surfing #8, What's Trending presents the best of YouTube's original channels this week!

Ferris Bueller Does The Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!

Professor Rob Riggle's Intro to YouTube Studies

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Professor Rob Riggle of the Troy Polamalu School of Deeper Learning presents his rigorous guide to YouTube Studies coursework. Do you think you have what it takes to complete your degree?

TechScape: Dean Kamen & FIRST ... Perhaps His Greatest Invention

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Bill_Robinson

I had never heard of FIRST before Dean Kamen mentioned it to me. There's no doubt that his passion -- one man's vision -- has created something very special.

Why We Think Last Is Worst (And First Is Best)

Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do we always like what's first? Perhaps it's because we think first always equals best, according to new research from the University of Califo...

TechStar Interview: Dean Kamen

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

For those of you who don't know Dean Kamen, you're in for a treat. For those of you that do: I hope I can still delight and surprise you with some things you may not know.

FIRST Things First

Dean Kamen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dean Kamen

If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.

Science Is Rockin' Roll And Technology Is Recession Proof

Will.i.am | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices
Will.i.am

The theory is simple -- if entertainers perform in programs like the Teen Choice Awards, then why can't we do it for our kids who get good grades?

Google Announces 5 World-Changing Winners In Project 10 To The 100

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over the past year, Google's Project 10 to the 100 contest has reviewed 150,000 proposals to change the world from more than 170 countries. The Proj...