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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher’s Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

The Huffington Post – Julie Rohl

“In the classroom, I see such amazing potential in my female STEM students. I watch them try, fail, learn from the failure, and repeat the process until they reap the rewards of success. As a result, curious female students quickly become confident leaders in STEM. And, considering how much we need female leaders in science, it’s not a moment too soon.” (more)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

Deseret News – Jasen Lee

“Here are the stories of four women who are succeeding in STEM fields and the lessons they can teach about succeeding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” (more)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colleges Work to Engage Women, Minorities in STEM Fields

U.S. News – Delece Smith-Barrow

“In June, the Association of American Colleges and Universities announced 20 schools were ​selected ​to participate in Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM, ​ also known as TIDES. The new initiative aims to help faculty learn how to better engage women and underrepresented minorities, such as African-Americans​ or Hispanics, in STEM, as well as create curriculums​ that are more inclusive for these students. The program’s primary focus is to ​foster change for students interested in computer science.” (more)

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Science Behind Graduating A Class With Majority Women Engineers

Forbes – Maria Klawe

“So what can colleges and universities do to engage more women in engineering?…Engineering design is the process by which we come up with new and innovative ideas and are able to meet people’s needs and solve issues that impact society. If you help women see that they can have a strong, positive impact on the world through creating technology, well, that is a really appealing idea for anyone.” (more)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Houston STEM camp aims to help break gender and career stereotypes

The Telegraph – ANDRES DAVID LOPEZ

“There are many more women pursuing careers in engineering now than several decades ago, but the gender gap remains wide. Last year, the Society of Women Engineers analyzed research on engineering and gender and found that increases in the number of women in the profession had slowed or stopped altogether.”(more)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

STEM Education Gets Boost From White House

CIO – Kenneth Corbin

“The White House today unveiled several new steps to bolster education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a particular focus on encouraging girls and women to pursue the STEM fields.”(more)

Friday, May 23, 2014

STEM Heroines: Math role models for girls

The Christian Science Monitor – Staff Writer

“Getting girls into STEM fields has become a major initiative of businesses, organizations, and governments – inspiring multiple campaigns to educate parents and kids about the value of diversity in STEM fields and classroom activities.”(more)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

The Huffington Post – Donna Randall

“If the United States seeks to remain competitive in a global economy, it is essential that colleges and universities graduate more students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines…What can colleges and universities do to increase the size and diversity of the STEM workforce?”(more)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Women In STEM — A Lifelong Journey

Forbes – Jonathan Refoy

“The UK government has announced a Call to Action around their Your Life campaign. Your Life’s aim is to encourage more women to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects before progressing to careers in these sectors.”(more)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Advice From Top Women Leaders About Finding a Mentor

Forbes – Bonnie Marcus

“I’m often surprised when young ambitious women ask me how to find a mentor. It’s something that I think most professional women would not find challenging. Yet, this question persists.”(more)