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Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists

Lab Candy, founded by 22-year-old scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giacci, aims to enable young girls aged from kindergarten to third grade to imagine themselves as scientists. Read More »

This 14 Year Old Just Became America's Top Young Scientist With Plans to Sustain Third World Countries With New Energy Source

Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with her HARVEST energy device, securing the title of America's Top Young Scientist. Read More »

Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

MAKERS fills in the history books with the untold stories of women in STEM. Read More »

5 Groundbreaking Female Scientists You Need to Know

As the third season of Showtime gem "Masters of Sex" premieres on Sunday, Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson are gearing up to publish the sexology tome that made them famous, "Human Sexual Response" (1966). Read More »

LEGO Debuts 'Research Institute,' A Set of Adventurous Female Scientists

In January, 7-year-old Charlotte wrote a stern letter to LEGO. ‚ÄúToday I went to a store and saw legos in two sections. The pink (girls) and the blue (boys). Read More »

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

The conversation on the lack of women in science, or the gender gap in STEM, never seems to cease. Read More »