Women In STEM
Two of the Stanford students behind she++ announce an awesome new fellowship opportunity for high school students who want to pursue tech careers.
Women who feel in danger of being stereotyped do worse on tests. A new study offers a simple way to fix the problem.
And Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania is there to fill us in on every detail. Here she explains the idea behind the innovative experiment.
Women currently in tech are leaving the industry in droves.
By Michal Tsur (Co-Founder & President, Kaltura)
As the burgeoning tech industry continues to do its part to create jobs in a struggling U.S. economy, a major portion of the population has been mostly left out of the tech boom.
Despite playing an early role in tech’s expansion in the 1990s, women are currently a noted minority in the industry – an issue that must be addressed immediately.
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.”
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