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Meet the College Student Who Learned to Code and Created an App Prioritizing Diversity

Kayla Thomas is a self-professed "nerdy black girl in high school" for her deep love of books. Read More »

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 Sony Playstation Summer Camp for Girls Interested In Game Development Is Incredible

For the fourth time ever, Sony PlayStation will host its annual Girls Make Games summer camp — a camp for girls interested in game development. Read More »

The Ponytail Posse and Rubies Shatter Stereotypes About Girls in STEM at Robotics Conference

From February 28 to March 1, Robotics Alley hosted its annual conference and exposition in Minneapolis, "which is on pace to become one of the world’s leading conferences on robotics and automation." Read More »

These March for Science Posters Are Perfect for Women's History Month and Beyond

With the intention of bringing the momentum from the Women's March into March and beyond, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has created six customized posters to recognize the many powerful women in STEM. Read More »

Remembering Mildred Dresselhaus: GE Promises to #BalanceTheEquation for Women in STEM

Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in nanoscience, also known as the "Queen of carbon science," passed away February 20. She was 86. Read More »

The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Megan Smith & Patrice Banks

Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith and the Founder, Girls Auto Clinic & Clutch Beauty Bar, Patrice Banks, speak at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verde Read More »

The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Megan Smith

Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Read More »

"Hidden Figures" Is Inspiring Hundreds of Girls to Pursue STEM

After a four-hour event that featured a special presentation of "Hidden Figures," followed by speeches from successful women in science-based fields, 180 female students ranging from fifth to 12th grade walked out of a theater in Seattle excited to pursue future careers in science, technology, en Read More »

Study Finds That "Gendered" Toys Can Keep Girls From Careers in STEM

A recent study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed t Read More »

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