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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 »

Debra Sterling Writes on the Next Generation of Innovators

CEO of GoldieBlox Debra Sterling writes on encouraging the innovators of the future.    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 »

MAKERS launches MAKERSMonday

MAKERS Monday is a new themed franchise that starts every week off with an inspirational MAKERS video launch and gives a lens through which MAKERS will highlight women’s stories.   Read More »

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