Girls in STEM

Girls and Robotics Camp

Girls and Robotics Camp

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Girls in STEM, STEM, Visual Spatial Skills and Learning |

I got to spend this week with Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars.  Hillary gave an amazing speech, while Bruno did a headstand and Taylor “shook it off.”  Also, there was a cameo by Queen Beyonce herself.  This amazing experience was created by 8 wonderful girls ages 8-15 during a Robotics camp. As a scientist, I often approach robots as gears and motors...

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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 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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