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5 Questions With Hackathon Winner Erica Manoppo

Erica Manoppo and the rest of the City Year challenge team won the award for Best Use of Data. They created visualizations of different AP and MCAS exam results in order to explore and compare the participation and performance of girls in STEM education across the state.

Closing the STEM gender gap with young girls

Girls Inc.’s Operation SMART program, which covers science, math and related technology, was created for girls ages 12 to 14. A STEM professional teaches each class, giving students the opportunity to ask questions about what the field is really like. Parents can expand their daughters’ scientific minds at home. Scientific American offers a series of free resources called Bring Science Home.

The key to more women in technology? Men.

I’ve read much, and listened to many debate the reasons why we don’t see more women in the technology field. The solution is likely multivariate, yet I feel there is one key theme that isn’t getting the attention it should. Namely, men need to take responsibility to create a culture of inclusion for women in the tech space.

Featured STEM Interview: Nina Davuluri, 2014 Miss America

During the roundtable, the group was able to discuss the need for more women in STEM fields. Nina shared her own personal struggles with beating the Miss America stereotype in her push for STEM.

Miss America: 'Being smart is cool'

Nina Davuluri, a.k.a. Miss America 2014, wants young women to know the value of education. "Being smart is cool," Davuluri said Monday at a roundtable discussion of diversity in STEM education.

Why is STEM Still a Four-Letter Word for Women? Seven Leaders Weigh In

Are women really less naturally inept at technical work? Or are deeply entrenched, nefarious social forces at play? More importantly, what can women do to overcome gender biases and make progress in these fields -- which just so happen to drive an incredible amount of societal progress?

Girls to rebuild refrigerators into electric cars for race contest

Dubbed the Icebox Derby, the program is co-sponsored by Girls4Science, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and the Chicago Urban League and is designed to educate and empower young women to explore opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

In preparation for the upcoming Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit this October, at Google's campus in Silicon Valley, I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields.

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

As we hear seemingly every day, there are far too few women in tech jobs at Silicon Valley giants.They're underrepresented in engineering fields like transportation, aerospace, and petroleum. And while it isn't news that a gender divide exists in scientific laboratories too, a recent study shows it may be even worse in labs run by the most elite male scientists.

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

The University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, along with other interested parties like Google, have programs to train high school teachers to teach computer science and host camps and mentoring sessions for young students. The programs are not all gender-specific, but end up recruiting girls because they are less likely to pursue technology classes otherwise, said Lenore Blum, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Awards $2.5 Million to Nation's Future STEM Leaders

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced new scholarships totaling up to $2.5 million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields related to the automotive industry.

What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Utah's Prosperity 2020 STEM Education Initiative is working to tap into the curiosity of young girls and boys to ready them for STEM careers, a place were women are underrepresented.

These Brands Want Girls to Care About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The latest trend of empowerment marketing has inundated us with positive messages for women. But some brands aren't letting their message end with a campaign spot.

Tech industries need more female workers

With women representing only 24 percent of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, we need to stop waiting for the next generation of girls to "happen upon" technology and discover what could be their greatest talent, passion and lucrative career.

Majority of STEM grads don’t work in STEM jobs

Three out of four (74 percent) of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM jobs, according to a new report Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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