21 Profiles Match "stem"

Leland Melvin
Astronaut

Leland Melvin's story is a fascinating look at how perseverance and passion led him from the NFL to NASA. Before becoming an astronaut, he played professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Armed with a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Materials Science Engineering, he traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. By work...

Leland Melvin
Nikki Henderson
Local Food Activist

Through mentoring, tutoring and directing Foster Youth Empowerment workshops, Nikki Henderson developed her passion for youth leadership among communities of color. Combining this enthusiasm with an interest in environmental sustainability, she is now serving as the Executive Director of People’s Grocery, a food justice organization whose mission is to improve the health and economy of West Oaklan...

Nikki Henderson
Ellen Gustafson
Food System Activist

Ellen Gustafson is committed to revolutionizing the global food system. She is the Founder and Director of the 30 Project, a think-and-do tank bringing together key organizations and activists to discuss hunger, obesity and sustainable agriculture. Ellen is also the Co-Founder of FEED Project, LLC and its non-profit partner, the FEED Foundation, which are working to create products that help to fe...

Ellen Gustafson
Joan Sullivan
Educator & Public Policy

Joan Sullivan has been actively involved in school reform for the last decade. She is a founding member of the Urban Assembly, a non-profit at the forefront of new school development in New York City. A frequent speaker on school innovation, Joan has advised principals on establishing school leadership structures, creating advisory boards and designing curriculum. Joan served as Principal and Foun...

Joan Sullivan
Andrea Reusing
Chef

Andrea Reusing is dedicated to the sustainable agriculture movement. Her Chapel Hill, North Carolina local and organic restaurant, Lantern, was voted one of the “best farm-to-table restaurants” by Gourmet and was declared “Restaurant of the Year” by the News & Observer in 2009. She released her first cookbook, Cooking in the Moment, in 2011 and it was immediately noted as one of the year’s “most n...

Andrea Reusing
Ursula Burns
Former CEO, Xerox Corporation

"I'm a black lady from the Lower East Side of New York," Ursula Burns told Fast Company in 2011. "Not a lot intimidates me." It’s a stance that has served Burns—and her Xerox Corporation colleagues and shareholders—well. Armed with engineering degrees from Columbia and NYU, she has rolled up her sleeves to reinvent the famed copier corporation for a post-copier age. Burns’s 2009 ascension, as ...

Ursula Burns
Gloria Steinem
Feminist Activist

Groundbreaking writer, lecturer, editor and activist, Gloria Steinem has been looked to as the popular face of the women's movement for over four decades. She was a buzzed-about journalist in the late-60s, when her political conscience compelled her to join the growing feminist movement, and made her one of its most visible and effective leaders. She co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972, and...

Gloria Steinem
Whitney Smith
Teen Advocate

Whitney Smith is the Founder of Girls For a Change, a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. Prior to founding GFC, Smith worked at the executive level of county government in Silicon Valley, as an advocate and policy designer for issues facing women. Before joining government, Whitney worked with Girl Scouts of Northern California for six years creating and managing pr...

Whitney Smith
Maddy DeLone
Prisoners' Rights Attorney

Maddy DeLone is the Executive Director of the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organization committed to exonerating the wrongly convicted through the use of DNA testing and criminal justice system reform. Since its founding in 1992, the Innocence Project’s work has resulted in many innocent people being released from prison and Death Row, many of whom had served over a decade of prison time....

Maddy DeLone
Catharine MacKinnon
Pioneering Legal Scholar

Catharine MacKinnon is a legal scholar who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment. As an undergraduate at Smith College, MacKinnon was first introduced to the constitutional law and political theory that inspired her to pursue a career that could address the bigger philosophical questions about society. That hunger eventually led her to earn both a law degree and PhD in political science ...

Catharine MacKinnon
Genevieve S. Brown
Urban Revitalization Pioneer

Genevieve S. Brown has been called “one of the architects of the New Bronx.” She was a driving force behind the urban revitalization that helped rescue the borough from the violence, arson, and blight that made it internationally notorious in the 70s and 80s. Brown grew up in Anderson, South Carolina, raised by parents who, although of modest means, taught her self-esteem and the imperative of hel...

Genevieve S. Brown
Lauri Burns
Teen Advocate

Lauri Burns is founder of the Teen Project, a non-profit organization that provides support for teens transitioning out of foster care. Having grown up in turmoil and abuse, Burns became a ward of the court. Like most young adults who age out of the foster care system with no family or home, she found herself spiraling down a road of drugs and dangerous behavior. After seeking help, Burns eventual...

Lauri Burns
Anna Maria Chávez
CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Anna Maria Chávez is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, and a lifetime member of the group dedicated to building up girls as strong, confident leaders. Chávez is the first Latina to head the historic organization.   Prior to her work with Girls Scouts, Chávez was deputy of chief of staff for Urban Relations and Community Development under former Governor of Arizona and current ...

Anna Maria Chávez
Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Science

Temple Grandin is world-famous for using insights gained from her autism to revolutionize the livestock industry. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years, Grandin is a celebrated speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling.   Diagnosed with autism as a child, which was thought to be a form of brain damage at the time, Grandin only began speaking at the age ...

Temple Grandin
Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College.  A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ac...

Maria Klawe
Anne-Marie Imafidon
STEM Advocate

Anne-Marie Imafidon is a British computing, mathematics, and language prodigy. She has been amicably named the "Eldest Child in Britain's Brainiest Family," passing two GCSE examinations in Mathematics and Information Technology at the age of 11. By age 20, she had already graduated from Oxford University with a masters’ degree in Computer Science, making national and international...

Anne-Marie Imafidon
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO, SpaceX

Gwynne Shotwell is the President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, a United States corporation providing space transport services to both government and commercial customers.   Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Shotwell received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Early in her career, she decided to work...

Gwynne Shotwell
Ella Mills
Cookery Author & Entrepreneur

Ella Mills is an English cookery author and entrepreneur whose debut book was the fastest‑selling debut cookbook in the U.K. Mills blogs about healthy eating. Her second book, "Deliciously Ella Every Day," was published in 2016.   Mills grew up in the U.K., and graduated from St. Andrews University in 2013. Prior to graduation, in 2011, she was diagnosed with a relatively rare illness called Pos...

Ella Mills
Eva Longoria
Actress, Producer, Director, Activist

Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Eva is set to star opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film LOWRIDERS, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in LA’s Latino communities, slated for a M...

Eva Longoria
John Legend
Musician

Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, among others. Legend recently released his fifth studio album "DARKNESS AND LIGHT," to rave reviews which features his current anthemic hit "Love Me Now." Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film ...

John Legend
Mildred Dresselhaus
Queen of Carbon Science

Mildred Dresselhaus passed away at the age of 86 on February 20, 2017. Prior to her passing, she spoke with MAKERS about her career as a scientist. Known as the "queen of carbon science," Mildred Dresselhaus was a pioneer in nanoscience and a strong advocate of bringing more women into STEM. Born in New York on November 11, 1930, Dresselhaus originally planned to become a...

Mildred Dresselhaus

13 Video Moments Match "stem"

Engineering Balance
Alice Waters

Waters discusses how she created a radically different system at Chez Panisse to give her staff a shot at flexibility and family life.

STEM
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon talks about the impact it would have if girls are discouraged from STEM.

We'd Been Colonized
Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson talks about the decision-making system of the Six Nations of the Grand River tribe.

New Energy
Mae Jemsion

Mae explains why it's so hard to understand and explore our huge solar system.

Leading a Team
Mae Jemsion

Mae talks about leading a team to solve technology and systems problems that can help make our world stronger. 

Her Secret to Learning English
Elaine Chao

Elaine recalls her struggles with English in school and the system she developed with her father to learn it. 

Girls and STEM
Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe, the first female president of Harvey Mudd College, talks about how computer science and mathematics are the STEM fields that need more woman.

Everything Had to Change
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Pogrebin on how second wave feminists were aware and steadfast that they had to make legal change to the systemic issues in society.

Cut Off at 18
Lauri Burns

Burns on the foster care system in America, how most people don't realize what happens once kids turn 18, and how the Teen Project came about.

Domestic Violence Was Not A Crime
Linda Fairstein

Fairstein on how domestic violence did not exist as a category of crime within the criminal justice system and how casually domestic abuse was treated by even some of the most esteemed judges in the country.

Only Feminists Were Fighting Violence Against Women
Linda Fairstein

Fairstein talks about how being a feminist influenced her career choice and how it was the feminists, not the criminal justice system, who fought against violence against women.

Unions Today
Karen Nussbaum

Nussbaum lays out the current challenges facing unions and how she's worked outside of the system in Working America.

Engineering Balance
Alice Waters

Waters discusses how she created a radically different system at Chez Panisse to give her staff a shot at flexibilty and family life.

28 Articles Match "stem"

"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, engin...

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and is known as the foremother of computing, and earlier this week, her works and lives were commemorated by Ada Lovelace Day. By creating the first algorithm to be used on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, Ada was in effect a computer programmer in the 1840s. Her...

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM
These Are What Disney Princesses Could Look Like in 2017 Without the Affordable Care Act

As women's rights continue to make headlines, women around the globe are using inventive platforms to express themselves. One illustrator in particular, Maritza Lugo, known as mindsaymohan on Instagram, uses her drawings, which stem from an original essay collaboration with Danielle Sepulveres, to ...

These Are What Disney Princesses Could Look Like in 2017 Without the Affordable Care Act
Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM

When it comes to women in STEM, sadly, the statistics are still depressing: according to WISE (a campaign to encourage Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) figures from 2014, just 13 percent of UK women work in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. When you ...

Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM
Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM

"The technical women stand out as some of the most undertold stories," begins Google's Megan Smith before sitting down with three of those techincal women: astronauts Mae Jemison and Cady Coleman and Harvey Mudd's Maria Klawe. The four discussed why it's so important to get more women involved in th...

Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM
The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more about Smith in her exclusive MAKERS story. NEXT: Make a Difference and Do Good » Related Stories: • Celebrating Megan Smith's WIRED Magazine Cov...

The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM
Advice From Our Women in STEM

From Dr. Ruth to Sheryl Sandberg, the MAKERS in STEM have some great advice to share on how to succeed, marry the right person, and not take things too seriously. Click through the gallery to learn from leaders in STEM. ...

Advice From Our Women in STEM
12 Nancy Reagan Quotes to Live By

Nancy Reagan, former first lady of the United States, passed away Sunday of congestive heart failure at the age of 94. She was an actress, an advocate and an invaluable partner to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan. "My life really began when I married my husband," Nancy once said, and she...

12 Nancy Reagan Quotes to Live By
Vegan Women You Didn't Know Were Environmental Activists

While the popularity of vegan's culture does, in part, stem from one's desire to look and feel good, there's more to the lifestyle than that. Vegans know that the meat- and dairy-free lifestyle goes beyond health benefits and extends to heightened ethical consciousness and strides in conservation e...

Vegan Women You Didn't Know Were Environmental Activists
Get to Know Alex Morgan

From a very young age, Alex Morgan was an undeniable athlete, devoting her childhood and early teenage years in Southern California to basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer. By the time she turned 14 years old, she joined a club soccer team for the first time, outshining her teammates with her ...

Get to Know Alex Morgan
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gives 3 Steps for Tech Companies to Get Women in STEM

In a recent exclusive essay for Vanity Fair, MAKER Susan Wojcicki discussed gender discrimination (particularly in STEM related fields), and how employers can do better to ensure that biases are eliminated in the workplace. The piece, in which Wojcicki discussed the solution to combating this discr...

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gives 3 Steps for Tech Companies to Get Women in STEM
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." With nine of the event's 45 speakers being female and just two of the event's teams being female-ce...

The Ponytail Posse and Rubies Shatter Stereotypes About Girls in STEM at Robotics Conference
Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM

Verizon is working with MAKERS and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls to get involved in the high-tech STEM fields. The provocative multi-platform campaign will focus on STEM's female leaders, changing the conversation, and ways to involve more young women in the STE...

Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM
6 Incredible Female Founders Making a Difference in STEM

Getting down to the nitty gritty shows that while women have become increasingly likely to get an education and a job, censuses continue to prove that the number of men is disproportionately higher than that of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This cl...

6 Incredible Female Founders Making a Difference in STEM
Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM

Popular card game Cards Against Humanity is setting the deck high for giving back. The card game announced that its new science-focused 30-card expansion pack released earlier this year will raise money for the Science Ambassador Scholarship Fund — a scholarship program that funds women pursuing un...

Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM
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 that "toys with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus were three times as likely to be targeted at boys than girls." According to The Guardian, the IET's current focus is on significantly increasin...

Study Finds That
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. Pavco-Giacci shares that girls lose interest in science and math as early as 6 years old and she's eager to change that by empoweri...

Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists
Dolls That Inspire Young Girls to Get Into STEM Fields

Move over, Barbie — Ms. Possible could be the next most popular doll among girls everywhere. In 2014, Mattel launched Entrepreneur Barbie, equipped with a smartphone and professional clothing, to encourage girls that they can work in the business world. As TakePart.com said, "It was a far cry from...

Dolls That Inspire Young Girls to Get Into STEM Fields
White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields

"We have to really rethink how we imagine careers for women in science because the current way is very much a one-size-fits-all career structure." -Elizabeth Blackburn In honor of The White House Summit on Working Families, MAKERS like Hillary Clinton, Meg Whitman, Marissa Mayer and more discuss t...

White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields
Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History

The world has always benefitted from the scientific accomplishments and technological ingenuity of women--their stories just haven't always been told. A White House audio initiative launched Thursday aims to shake up that silence. In "The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology," women fro...

Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History
Women Are the Fastest-Growing Population in Jail

The number of people in U.S. jails has grown five-fold since 1970. But if you look at women and men separately, you get two very different stories, a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice and the Safety and Justice Challenge shows. The number of men in jail has started to decline, but the numb...

Women Are the Fastest-Growing Population in Jail
Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

"We have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history."                           -Gloria Steinem This week, we're celebrating women leading the way in the STEM fields, so it's only natural that this version of Complete the History Books will share the unsung accomp...

Complete the History Books: Women in STEM
You Need to Know About Colorado's Family Planning Initiative

Access to birth control may become a lot easier for women in Colorado. Under new health rules, some contraceptives — like the pill or the patch — will be available to women with just a pharmacist's prescription rather than one from a doctor. According to the Denver Post, the rules stem from a 2016 ...

You Need to Know About Colorado's Family Planning Initiative
What's It Like Being 16 in 2016? These Girls Will Tell You

Turning 16 is a long-awaited milestone for any teenage girl, but while it might be a "rite of passage" for some, it's a road block for others. That's why Take Part — responsible for documentary films like "He Named Me Malala" and "Food, Inc." — created the "16 in '16" video campaign to illuminate t...

What's It Like Being 16 in 2016? These Girls Will Tell You
The Surprising Reason More Women May Want to Consider STEM Jobs

By Caitlin Moscatello The tide, it seems, is turning. According to a new study by the directors of the Cornell Institute for Women in Science, women are actually twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track position in university science departments than their evenly matched male colleagues. This ...

The Surprising Reason More Women May Want to Consider STEM Jobs
21 Gloria Steinem Quotes

On March 25, 2014, Gloria Steinem, the groundbreaking writer, lecturer, editor and activist, who's been looked to as the popular face of the women's movement for over four decades, celebrates her 80th birthday. We gathered some of her most memorable and moving quotes into one gallery. If there's on...

21 Gloria Steinem Quotes
Watch John Legend and Ariana Grande's "Beauty and the Beast" Music Video

Here’s a bit of magic to carry you from the weekend into Monday: The music video for John Legend and Ariana Grande's remake of the "Beauty and the Beast" title track is officially here — and it gives the most in-depth peek at the real-life reimagining of the Disney fairy tale that we’ve seen to date...

Watch John Legend and Ariana Grande's
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. A celebrated and loved member of the science community, Dresselhaus was the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering and has continued to inspire t...

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