Tag Archive: Girls In STEM

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Inspirational Stories Of Girls In STEM – Or “STEEM” – Fundraising For Good

    It’s exciting to see the movement to support girls in STEM steadily growing across the country. Being a female founder from the Silicon Valley, I hope the emphasis on “STEM” one day becomes “STEEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math).

    By Andrea Lo (Co-Founder & CEO, Piggybackr)

    I started my own company, Piggybackr, in late 2011 after wondering why young people were fundraising all the time, yet still using the most traditional offline methods to fund their initiatives

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    by Angie Chang

    Michigan High School Girls Visit Silicon Valley, Women 2.0

    “Visiting Women 2.0… showed me that women can make it in the startup world.”

    By Jillian Waun (Freshman, Academy of Sacred Heart)

    I have recently returned from a trip to San Francisco with 11 other girls from my school. At my school, we call this experience Project Term. For Project Term, there are many options for trips. One trip goes to the Amazon, another to a farm in New York, or you can stay back home for local trips.

    We are asked for choices to where we want to go; San Francisco was my first choice!

    On our San Francisco trip, we visited many companies like Pinterest, Pixar, Twilio, and also Women 2.0.

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    by Angie Chang

    New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By John Biggs (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Teaching kids – especially little girls – about electronics is a hard job. First, there’s the electricity. Then there’s the sense that soldering, wiring, and lining up LEDs is considerably less fun than watching Tangled. This project, called Roominate, aims to change the way girls think about electricity.

    The kit consists of a set of tiny furniture with built-in wires and switches. You can wire up your dollhouse however you like, adding lamps and switches. $49 gets you one regular room and $95 gets you a “duplex.”

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    by Angie Chang

    In A Room Of 25 Engineers, Only 3 Will Be Women. Let’s Change This.

    20% of women with math and science degrees work in a related field.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Girls are smarter than boys, the infographic below states. Studies show that at an early age, girls are smarter than boys.

    But girls question their ability, losing confidence and self-esteem from elementary years to their teens – even into college.

    20% of female computer science students question whether they should be there. Then – only 20% of women with a degree in math or science even work in a related field. So when we ask, “Where are the women in the maths and sciences?” – now