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February 25, 2020

FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization that works to encourage children to pick up technical skills such as coding and mechanical engineering from a young age. The FIRST Tech Challenge gives school aged-students valuable...

November 9, 2019

Anushka Naiknaware, a 13-year-old inventor from Portland, Oregon, has become the youngest person to win the Google Science Fair Award. The Google Science Fair is a global competition in which teens around the world participate by developing solutions for some of the wo...

March 21, 2019

The impact of a lack of diversity in Artificial Intelligence may very well hinder the practicality of emerging technologies.

Simply put, there aren’t enough women and people of color involved in the development of Artificial Intelligence and technologies which use Artif...

October 8, 2018

30 boys. 2 girls. Walking into my first computer science camp, I was greeted by these very numbers--numbers that would both define and shape my journey in STEM moving forward. I recall freezing, taking a look at the classroom, and suddenly feeling very, very out of pla...

October 1, 2018

Hello Readers! 
 

The Girls in STEM Blog is back after our 6-month hiatus! We have brand new stories from brand new writers ready to be published. 

Keep your eyes peeled, and your minds open! 

Interested in guest writing for the GiSB? Apply by filling out the application,...

April 5, 2018

To say that choosing to participate in FIRST Tech Challenge has been one of the best decisions I have ever made would be an understatement. Because of the program, I have identified a deep passion for engineering and computer science, I have something to concentrate on...

March 16, 2018

In bygone days, I hadn't truly felt the imbalance of power between genders in a formal setting. Typically choosing to surround myself with those pertaining to the liberal party and those who have acknowledged the injustice in the political system and want change, the m...

February 14, 2018

Like any robotics team, it was with a deep feeling of remorse that we ended our season. We had put in hundreds of hours into our robot, code, and engineering notebook, and nearly 300 hours on outreach on top of this; still, we did not advance. Beneath these feelings of...

January 26, 2018

So many women have powerful minds filled with revolutionary ideas, but have never truly been thought of as equal to men. One of these brilliant minds was Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, also known as Juana Ramírez de Asbaje. She spoke 5 languages by the age of 16, and wrote...

The world is beginning to grow to recognize the obvious minority of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. However, as a society we fail to provide sufficient support for young, intelligent ladies as they move away from academic institutions...

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