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NASA Trains the Next Generation of Scientists with Innovative Programming
Today’s students are becoming tomorrow’s scientists and explorers thanks to NASA’s abundance of hands-on opportunities in STEAM fields.
How Afghan Women are Building Up Communities With Coding
How the founder of the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan helps students bridge the diversity gap and contribute to their communities in unprecedented ways.
How Project Lead The Way Is Revolutionizing Elementary School Math-Science Education
Educators wanting to incorporate STEAM initiatives in the classroom are leading students to their hidden math-science potential.
Discovering NASA’s Sisterhood of STEM Pioneers
Throughout NASA’s 58-year history, women have played a pivotal role breaking barriers, but their legendary and impactful work in STEM started even earlier.
A Greater Interest in STEM Education Means a Brighter Future for Everyone
Building enthusiasm for STEM will involve solving problems. By connecting STEM subjects to real world problems, we can build enthusiasm among students, leading to a better future for everyone.
How Science Informs the Stories On Hollywood's Silver Screen
Entertainment is getting smarter thanks to a slew of science-based movies and television programs, and the experts who help ensure your favorites get the facts (mostly) straight.
Emily Calandrelli Is Going Where No One Has Gone Before
Host of “Xploration Outer Space”, “Bill Nye Saves the World” correspondent and MIT graduate Emily Calandrelli shares her vision for women and girls in STEAM.
What it Takes to Be a Role Model in STEAM
These women are taking a more vocal stand for better representation and equal treatment in engineering, science and technology after decades of inequality in the STEAM field.
Did You Hear the One About Loni Love?
Before becoming a successful comedian, the cohost of The Real was a successful engineer.
How a Young Girl Chased Her STEM Passion
It’s hard to ignore the negativity some people throw at women, but for one teenager, she didn’t let it defeat her passion for STEM.
Why Women Are Becoming an Increasing Force in the Gaming Industry
PopCap’s Cara Ely and Heather Hazen explain how they climbed the ladder in the gaming industry—and have an idea for how more young girls can, too.
Retaining More Women in STEM
With our collective voice, we can inspire and empower girls and women to both pursue and persist in STEM.
If Construction Revitalized the U.S. Economy By 2040
Fast-forward to the year 2040: What does America look like, and how did we get there? The following is a detailed consideration of those questions.
3 Ways to Prevent Construction-Related Suicide
The construction industry is at heightened risk for mental health problems, substance abuse and suicide.
Discovering the Underrepresented, Underestimated Women in STEM
Women in Technology International (WITI) partnered with 451 Alliance and Robert Half Technology to survey women working in STEM and see how they felt about their chosen career paths.
Emily Pilloton Is Building an Inspirational Path for Young Girls
This remarkable entrepreneur builds with her students and demolishes stereotypes of what the construction industry should look like.
Breaking Up the Boys Club in STEM Workplaces
Implicit bias can affect everything from hiring and promotions to performance evaluations and compensation in the engineering workplace.
Improving Transparency in Architecture’s Push to Become More Sustainable
If the sustainability movement of the last 45 years taught all of us to reduce, reuse, recycle then resilience calls for a belt-and-suspenders approach.
When It Comes to Girls in STEM, Companies Mean Business
Few women are reaping the benefits of STEM careers, but U.S. companies can help change that.
“Empire” Actress Taraji P. Henson Shoots For the Stars
In “Hidden Figures”, Taraji P. Henson portrays NASA mathematician and space pioneer Katherine Johnson.
How Tech Helps Women and How Women Can Help Tech
How can we get more women involved in STEM fields to build the great tech products of tomorrow?
An Honest Look at Our 2016 STEM Workforce
Taken together, the STEM fields are in the midst of a perplexing slump. There is an abundance of demand but a lack of awareness and structure prepping young minds for the job.
How Women’s Innovation Is Shattering STEM Stereotypes
While women were once considered unfit to be engineers, it’s becoming clear that we’re exactly what the industry needs.
Reprogramming 4 of Manufacturing’s Biggest Myths
From the decline of 6 million jobs between 2000 and 2010 to a less-than-glamorous reputation, a career in manufacturing may seem dismal—unless you know the facts.
10 In-Demand Jobs That Require STEM
Wondering where all the jobs are? These fruitful careers have openings—if you have a STEM background.
Revamping the Role Models Our Kids Aspire To
Something big was happening at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis last April, but the 40,000 people in the stands weren’t there to root for a professional sports team.
How Tech Education Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Career Success
Other countries are outperforming the United States in technological fields. A new push for education in science, technology, engineering and math is our way back to the top.
Mentorship Improves Retention for Women in STEM Fields
Recruiting and retaining diverse talent is at the forefront of the STEM agenda—and mentors are the key.
NASA Leads the Next Generation of Thinkers and Tinkers
As we progress along our journey to Mars, we’re counting on today’s young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. They are the Mars Generation.
Inside a Day at the Girls Who Code Summer Program
In middle school, 74 percent of girls express interest in STEM subjects yet less than 1 percent choose computer science as a college major.
Young Guru Gives Engineering a New Face
The man behind Jay-Z's prolific hit "Empire State of Mind" always loved music and engineering. Now he's spreading the word to kids all over the country that STEM education can be something different.
What Women Want: Careers in STEM
Childhood conditioning makes young girls feel like pursuing a career in STEM fields is unattainable, but with self-motivation and a good support system, women are more than capable of moving into a male-dominated industry.
Forecasting the Future Demand for STEM Skills
The American economy is at a crossroads. With changes in technology and employability outpacing our educational institutions, we had better catch up.
How the Art of Mentoring Is Helping Women Excel in STEM Fields
As girls grow up, they are told they can be anything. But as girls grow up and enter college STEM classes they often feel pushed out by boys or pulled out by girlfriends and sometimes faculty comments.
Making A Solid Investment: Women in STEM
Nationally, women earn close to 60 percent of bachelor's degrees, but only 20 percent of the degrees in computer science. We asked a variety of women and girls in the field—what gives?
Tomorrow’s Welders Need STEM Skills Today
Can you imagine a world where employment opportunities in manufacturing flow in abundance like wine from a bottomless cup?
With Women, STEM Industry Finds New Frontiers
Recruitment and retention of women is a top priority for companies in STEM industries.
Behind the Helmet: Leland Melvin on Setbacks, Purpose and Inspiration
The astronaut opens up about the personal inspiration and setbacks that brought him to such heights, and how STEM needs the ‘Arts’ to power America’s next generation on STEAM.
Ask an Expert: STEM Education at a Glance
From chemical engineering to marine architecture, STEM jobs are everywhere. Here the industry’s leading voices unite to discuss the importance of diversifying the STEM workforce.
Giving Back: How Students Are Using Technology to Help the Community
Students are combining their STEM education and community projects with impressive and meaningful results.
Calling the Explorers of Tomorrow: NASA Wants You
NASA Kids’ Club is designed to start students in K-4 on an interactive journey of exploration and discovery.
Bridging the STEM Attraction Gap (Infographic)
The poor access students have to engaging and relevant courses in science, technology, engineering and math in the U.S. is directly affecting their interest in STEM careers. Hands-on learning helps spark interest and bridges the STEM attraction gap.
The Ticket to Tomorrow: Educating a New Generation in Computer Science
Regardless of a student's ultimate field of study or occupation, no other subject will open as many doors in the 21st century as computer science.
Bringing STEM to Every Student in America
Computing jobs are growing faster than almost any other job out there, but fewer women are learning computer science than decades ago. Now we have a chance to turn the trend around.
4 Reasons Why Women Are Spearheading the Growth of STEM for Businesses
STEM skills are fundamental to our future success. Every business depends on STEM. And although many are challenged to find qualified women, there is good news—change is afoot.
will.i.am Sings the Praises of STEM
The pop music heavyweight is challenging America’s students to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math.
Mayim Bialik: Star to Scientist
Star of “The Big Bang Theory” talks about her real life passion for neuroscience and encourages more girls to do the same.
Mae Jemison: Orbiting History
The nation’s first African-American female astronaut to travel in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, tackles STEM education.
STEM: The Building Blocks of Tomorrow
In order to facilitate growth, we must increase the number of those pursuing careers in STEM and encourage the underrepresented to chase the same dreams.
Tomorrow’s Problem Solvers: Growing a Strong STEM Workforce
Sixty percent of U.S. employers are having difficulties finding qualified workers to fill vacancies at their companies.
STEM Literacy: Are We Keeping Up?
For all of the happy talk about the importance of STEM education, there has been surprisingly little progress toward improvement.
STEM Drives Our Nation’s Journey to Mars
NASA is on a journey to mars, and students who are studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) today are a cricital link to that work. It will be today’s students who help us address the challenge.
Seeing the Career Paths Opened by STEM
Educators across the country are promoting science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in an effort to better engage students and connect classrooms to careers.
How STEM Is Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy
What will it take to close the STEM skills gap and lead a STEM workforce revolution?
Introducing Girls to Careers in Technology
Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, joins us in conversation about the ways schools can get girls excited about careers in computer science and other technological fields.
Bill Nye Saves the World of STEAM Education
Educator, activist and television personality Bill Nye is a new kind of superhero in a world where science and technology are in danger.
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