During summer vacation, STEM still matters. How can we keep young girls and women interested in technology and the most lucrative jobs that will define our future?
In a noisy robotics workshop where girls in goggles belted Hamilton numbers and screwed metal pieces together with specialized tools, Langley Turcsanyi constructs a circuit board on the prototype for a robot that will be finished by her electrical crew for their next competition season this spring.
The day after the 2016 election, Genevieve Thiers organized an impromptu event in her living room, inviting activists and tech leaders to come together and talk about what to do next. That was how NewFounders started.
More than 100 high school girls took over the labs at Sacramento State University this April to experiment with magnets, play with static electricity, smash concrete, pull metal and get a taste of computer programming.
“I think that black scientists are thought of as mythological Afrofuturist beings. And it may be that we’re Afrofuturists, but we’re not mythological.”
“How do I take science and by solving a problem in science, address a problem that disproportionately affects women all over planet Earth? That’s my feminist agenda.”
NASA should order more medium-sized space suits—and your boss should turn up the thermostat. When our workplaces evolve to make room for women, everyone wins.
In October of 1900, a young Serbian woman named Mileva Marić was at her family home in southern Hungary when a letter arrived from her lover—a former classmate at the Zurich Polytechnic named Albert Einstein. “I’m so lucky to have found you,” he wrote, “a creature who is my equal, and who is as strong and independent as I am! I feel alone with everyone else except you.”
The sexual misconduct allegations against Neil DeGrasse Tyson are only the most recent high-profile cases to rock astrophysics.
Two girl-powered videos are taking the Internet by storm today as feminists around the world celebrate International Day of the Girl.