U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

It is extremely difficult to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan; however, this did not stop Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team from working hard and accomplishing their goals. For months, a team of teenage girls had been working to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition […]

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FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

Retroviruses are viruses whose genomes consist of RNA and whose genes can be incorporated into host cells’ DNA. Viruses usually only stay in the body for a few days; however, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) never goes away. HIV attacks the immune system and causes it to become deficient and not work properly. All viruses must […]

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LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Suzanne Koven wrote a letter for women and girls aspiring to become doctors. The letter details the many hardships we will have to face on our journey; however, it leaves a beautiful message about hard work and accepting oneself. I found my purpose through medicine, and I believe that it is an active form […]

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NINA TANDON

With roughly ten years of experience in tissue engineering and more than eight years in bioreactor design, Nina Tandon bridges the realms of business and science. Tandon received a Ph.D. and postdoc in stem cells and tissue engineering, and an Executive MBA in healthcare entrepreneurship from Colombia University. She was also named a TED senior […]

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BRITTANY WENGER

Brittany Wenger is a nineteen year-old student at Duke University and aspiring pediatric oncologist. After a cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer,  Wenger saw firsthand the impact a diagnosis can have on a young woman and her family.  Because of this, she created Cloud4Cancer, a breast cancer detection app. Cloud4Cancer is a program that teaches the […]

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COLLEGE TECH CLUBS FOR WOMEN

Tech clubs for women are starting to emerge on college campuses. Most notably, at UC Berkeley, FEMTech is a tech club for women of all majors at the university. Andrea Lombard was a media major who had a strong interest in technology; however, she frequently felt unwelcome and isolated in maker spaces and computer labs. […]

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HELEN BROOKE TAUSSIG

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of the field of pediatric cardiology. She discovered that “blue babies” had a leaking septum and an undeveloped artery leading from the heart to the lungs. Today, the condition that blue babies used to die from is fixed by the Blalock-Taussig operation. Taussig received the Lasker Award […]

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