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Combining Robotics With Poetry - Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist
Sue Mellon, gifted support coordinator for Springdale Junior and Senior High/Colfax School in the Allegheny Valley School District, thought 7th and 8thgraders could develop a deeper understanding of poetry by playing around with robotics. Poetry isn’t always easy for students. But with hands-on engagement, they gain new understanding. Science, technology, engineering, math, art - that’s all really important. But really, integration is what’s the issue. That’s the critical piece.
Posted on 10 Apr 2013
From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women
This resource is a product of the NPA ADVANCE project, a three-year project of the National Postdoctoral Association to foster the transition of women postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) into the professoriate. The project has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program, which seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. NPA ADVANCE has sought to adapt and disseminate promising institutional practices for assisting women scientists and engineers to make this transition. The project has drawn on successful models from past ADVANCE programs and the broader postdoctoral community in order to identify promising models and approaches that could eff ectively be replicated at research institutions. Now available as a free downloadable PDF.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013
Verbally acute women avoid STEM careers
Women are less likely to pursue jobs in science and technology because their better language skills give them more career options, new research shows. Although the gender gap in mathematics has narrowed in recent decades between males and females, women are still less likely to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) -than their male counterparts. The new study published in Psychological Science looks at whether differences in overall patterns of math and verbal ability might play a role.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013
Conversations on Education: Computer Science and Underrepresented Communities, March 28, 2013, Washington, D.C
Computing is an essential part of the global economy, and training in this critical field prepares students for careers in a variety of sectors. In fact the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there will be 1.4 million computing-related job openings by 2020. Yet despite its growing importance, computer science is only taught in a minority of American schools. There are currently just over 42,000 high schools in the United States, but only 2,100 of them were certified to teach the AP computer science course in 2011. In 2012, of the 24,782 AP CS test takers, only 4,635 were women, 1,014 were African American, and 1,757 were Hispanic. Only 40,000 students graduated with computing-related bachelor's degrees from U.S. universities last year. Unless we help more students decide to study computing at the undergraduate level, we will be able fill only 32 percent of the 1.4 million jobs with qualified candidates. How can the public and private sectors bridge this opportunity divide? Join Microsoft and NCWIT for a discussion with leading experts to ensure that all U.S. students and schools have what they need to attain computer science knowledge, skills, and the experience necessary to succeed in the global economy.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013
35 High School Women Earn Top Technology Award
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Bank of America [NYSE: BAC] have selected 35 female high-school students as winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, an award designed to increase the number of women pursuing careers in computing and technology.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Thus, the goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
Silicon Valley women celebrate Womens History Month
Tomorrow marks the start of Women’s History Month and, to celebrate, the International Museum of Women has launched a new exhibit curated by several female Facebook employees, Cisco CTO Padma Warrior, model-turned-humanitarian Christy Turlington Burns and others. Dubbed “Curating Change,” the online-only exhibit features the stories of women around the world making an impact, culled from the San Francisco museum’s archives and told through images, text, podcasts and videos.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
Women Leading Through Technology, March 20, 2013, Arlington, Virginia
You are invited to attend a unique networking event hosted by The Boeing Company, in partnership with WITI - Women in Technology International and MBA Women International. The event will explore the topic of Women Leading Through Technology. The keynote speaker and panel participants from The Boeing Company will discuss the value of harnessing diversity within the organization and how it has helped make Boeing a world-class leader in technology and design.
Posted on 04 Mar 2013
LINQ 2013, 16 - 17 May 2013, Rome, Italy
This year LINQ 2013 and its motto ''Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources'' addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL). Potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities. A call for papers is open until 4 March.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013
The 1st International Conference on Internet Science, 10 - 11 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
This is a multidisciplinary conference combining Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology and other relevant disciplines. The conference aims to foster a dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to these disciplines.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013

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