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Netflix Teams Up With Girl Scouts To Let Our Girls Know That Stem Careers Are Theirs For The Taking
Over the last year, Netflix has been working to encourage girls to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career fields with their original show Project Mc2.
The show, premiering its third season next week, features McKeyla McAlister and her friends as they work as secret operatives for an organization called NOV8 (pronounced ''innovate'') using STEM fields to protect the world. Each girl is a valuable member of the team, contributing her own specialty that reflects her personality. McKeyla McAlister is a problem solver and leader, Adrienne Attoms is a culinary chemist, Bryden Bandweth is a tech genius, Camryn Coyle is an engineer extraordinaire, Devon D'Marco is a creative artist, and Ember Evergreen has a green thumb. The show also has an accompanying website where viewers can complete their own missions for NOV8, and even download experiments that they can try at home.
Posted on 07 Oct 2016
Splunk .conf2016: Closing the tech gender gap requires a shift in culture
Cyber security experts assembled at the Splunk 2016 conference to discuss the gender gap in cyber security and what can be done to solve it. The percentage of women working in the technology sector has not changed much in recent years, remaining at about 16%. But, with the need for skilled workers in the sector growing, there is a danger that ruling out half the population when selecting candidates will make the problem worse.
Posted on 07 Oct 2016
Computer Science (Not Just Coding) Needs a Bigger Role in STEM Education
For more than a decade, educators, business leaders and policymakers have talked about STEM - an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics - but a new study suggests that at least one increasingly important field is being left out of STEM education, and it is vital to our nation's students and economic prosperity. ''The Case for Improving U.S. Computer Science Education,'' a recent report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a nonprofit science and technology think tank, is compelling. Co-authors Adams Nager and Robert D. Atkinson note that computer science, which they call ''the most important STEM field for a modern economy,'' has ''the fewest number of high school students taking its classes and by far has the most room for improvement.'' Computer science, they say, is still secondary to what they call the ''biology, chemistry, physics framework'' that has been central to high school science education since the late 19th century. Therein lies the problem.
Posted on 07 Oct 2016
STEM Women Band Together to Overcome Underrepresentation
Link to the STEM article where Women in STEM fields met with members of the executive branch Wednesday and agreed on the importance of female networks.
Posted on 07 Oct 2016
WomynUp is a website consisting of educational articles, a filtered chat room, a discussion board for users to discuss recent issues, an interactive map for educational purposes, and more. Users also have the ability to share their own articles, art, and experiences. After reviewal, approved articles and art will be published, giving all of our users their own voice. WomynUp pledges to not only empower women all over the world but educate individuals on serious global issues affecting women worldwide.
Posted on 07 Oct 2016
To Succed in Tech Women Need More Visibility
Silicon Valley companies are making news these days for their efforts to fix the underrepresentation of women in tech. Many are focused on increasing the pipeline of women studying STEM in high school and college. But pipeline factors are not the only reason for the low numbers of women: Companies are failing to retain the female employees they have. A study by Jennifer Glass and coauthors in 2013 found that women leave STEM fields at dramatically higher rates than women in other occupations. After 12 years, 50% of technical women, predominately in engineering and computer science, had switched to other fields; 20% of other women professionals had done the same.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
15 Historical Women They Should Have Taught You About In School
Best responses from BuzzFeed Comunity about their favourite woman from history.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
It's Time To Let Go And Let Your Employees Work From Anywhere
Less time in soul-sucking commutes, more time with family: Workers are happier when they don't have to go to work every day. Link to the article about Richard Branson. "In this increasingly connected world, you really can work from anywhere" along with a picture of him on top of a mountain, you might feel jealous as you read from your cubicle. But while we can't all work from our own private island instead of an office, maybe we can start working a little more like Branson. Remote working is becoming more popular and accepted-and it's time for it to be embraced by the entire working world.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
Girls Who Code
Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs.
Women are on track to fill just 3%.Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. The Girls Who Code are building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States.
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
Made With Code
Another page where you can learn how to code in a playful and interesting way.
Posted on 13 Sep 2016

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