Supporting girls' education in STEM is not only the right thing to do but the smart thing to do. It's time to unleash girls' potential in STEM. The gender imbalance in STEM is not only bad for women - it's bad for the economy.

Source: No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Stronger: Julia Greer is Changing the Idea of How Materials Are Made

Being a STEM Gem is more than having a career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. It’s about overcoming obstacles, never taking no for an answer, eliminating barriers and making a path for others where no path previously existed. Today’s spotlight shines on renowned professor Julia R. Greer, professor of Materials Science and Mechanics at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Read more about how her research in the nanoworld is changing the landscape of materials available today.

By |2017-02-27T14:27:17+00:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Engineering|

Robin Beinfait: STEM Gem Leading the Way in Mobile Technology

With each passing day, we learn about new STEM Gems making history in the world of STEM. Today, we introduce a STEM Gem who is a pioneer for STEM learning and a leader in the technology world. Robin Bienfait is Executive Vice President & Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer at Samsung Electronics. Read more about how her extensive background in technology makes her one of the most recognized women in the field today.

By |2017-02-27T14:27:17+00:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Technology|

Code Fever Co-founder Felecia Hatcher Teaches Coding to Low Income Teens and Young Adults

We’re excited to shine a spotlight on STEM Gems who are breaking down barriers and playing their part in eliminating the gender gap that exists in STEM today. Forty-four extraordinary women are highlighted in the STEM Gems book, but that doesn’t come close to the number of STEM Gem role models out in the world. Today’s spotlight shines on Felecia Hatcher, Founder of Black Tech Week and Co-founder of Code Fever. Read more about how she has dedicated her life to turning kids and young adults from undeserved communities into tech entrepreneurs by exposing them to opportunities in technology.

By |2017-02-27T14:27:18+00:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Technology|

STEM Gem Changing the Cancer Game: Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

Meet Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, a physicist who has recently been making waves in the STEM world with her groundbreaking cancer research. Read more about how her research can change the way cancer is treated, and we’re positive it will inspire you to continue (or begin) to study STEM!

By |2017-02-27T14:27:18+00:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Science|

Beauty & Brains: How Hedy Lamarr was a STEM-driven Hollywood Actress

This month we are highlighting both beauty and brains in Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr. Read more about how she helped to design a patent that would change the world of secure military communications and mobile phone technology.

By |2017-02-27T14:27:19+00:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Technology|

21% of girls say their parents have encouraged them to be an actress, while 10% of girls say their parents have encouraged them to think about an engineering career.

Source: Harris Interactive for the American Society for Quality