Dr. Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy says, “Women and minorities have been left out of science to a large degree. Still, engineering is very male dominated and many of the physical sciences are.” Bringing energy, excitement, and attention to STEM opportunities for women and minorities has been on […]

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MIT Astrophysicist, Sara Seager (PhD), has been studying, exploring, and looking for planets beyond our solar system (exoplanets) for 20+ years, driven by a passion to “…find another Earth. That’s what I’m living for.”

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Competition is fierce, as 42 high school girls make-up the Bronx High School Robotics team, The Fe Maidens (pronounced “Iron Maidens”) and compete to win. These girls have discovered that they can get their hands dirty and take-on STEM-related challenges, competing “neck and neck” with boys, despite consistent messages that say, “you’re pretty good- for […]

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It is no secret that STEM fields have a reputation of being unwelcoming toward women and that women are underrepresented within these career paths. And, times, despite slowly, they are a-changing. The Forbes Most Powerful Women list for 2015 was filled with representation of influential, innovative, and leading women within STEM careers, including Facebook COO […]

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