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Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

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

GoldieBlox's Smashing New Ad Echoes Apple's '1984'

Debbie Sterling's mission is to change the gender gap in engineering, and she's making it happen by disrupting the girl's toy industry. Read More »

Katherine Johnson Went to College at 15--Then She Calculated the Path to the Moon

When Katherine Johnson started college (at age 15), she never dreamed she’d be involved in space. At the time, she remembers that as a woman, “You could be a nurse or a teacher.” But numbers had always come naturally to Johnson, and her professors encouraged her to study mathematics. Read More »

Obama Names Megan Smith the White House’s New Chief Technology Officer

In February, we spoke to Megan Smith about the importance of STEM and bringing more women into the innovation fields. Today, she has some exciting news: Megan will be America’s next Chief Technology Officer. Read More »

The Netflix Movie You Need to Watch Tonight: Mission Blue

Stop wavering between Mad Men reruns and finally trying Frances Ha. This movie has an inspiring story and an important message. Read More »

Tags: STEM

Maryam Mirzakhani is the First Woman to Win the 'Nobel of Math'

The Iranian mathematician is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal after 52 male winners. Read More »

How Search Engines Reveal Worldwide Sexism

The editor of TED.com exposes an incriminating search result. Read More »

Tags: STEM, Google

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

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

Verizon's Inspire Her Mind Ad Goes Viral

The advertising campaign about how parents subtly discourage girls from pursuing science has earned praise from several media outlets. Read More »

White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields

MAKERS Marissa Mayer, Hillary Clinton and more talk about the status of women in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Read More »

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