Posts by gina

Advancing Women in STEM

Advancing Women in STEM

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Girls in STEM |

“I recently took part on a panel discussion at Simon Fraser University’s BCNET conference discussing ideas and thoughts on how to attract and retain more women in information technology fields (IT). With me there were three other fabulous women who are veterans in the industry. We all had the same goal: to shed a light on women in the Science,...

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STEM and Math

STEM and Math

By on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, STEM |

Since the launching of Sputnik, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields have been flagged as increasingly important (Schoenfeld, 2001). This trend continues today (National Science Foundation [NSF], 2010). In fact, “STEM” is the most frequently occurring word in our current Information Age (Lefkowitz, 2014). The reason for this is simple;...

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STEM equals opportunities for all!

STEM equals opportunities for all!

By on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, Girls in STEM |

In the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than non-STEM jobs. 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend upon mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills. While women comprise 48% of the US workforce, just 24% are in STEM fields, a statistic that has held constant for nearly the last decade. 75% of...

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Visual Spatial Skills and Learning

Visual Spatial Skills and Learning

By on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, STEM |

Visual spatial skills are critical for learning and understanding. In addition to enabling us see, interpret, and understand the world around us, visual spatial skills help us add pictures to stories, connect meanings to symbols, perform and appreciate the arts, and enable us to make critical connections between what we see and understand. Visual spatial skills are...

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