After World War II, as coding jobs spread from the military into the private sector, women remained in the world of coding–doing some of the most high-profile work. When the number of coding jobs exploded in the 50’s and 60’s as companies began relying on software to process payrolls and assimilate data, men had no […]Read More THE SECRET HISTORY OF WOMEN IN CODING
I am a member and head of the medical group in FemStem—a club in which high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them pursue their STEM passions. A few weeks ago as I was teaching middle school girls how to suture, I had a sincere awakening. In the moment, I identified two distinctly different […]Read More TWO TYPES OF GIRLS
Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. This begins by empowered women empowering other women. After the recent Women’s March, it is important to continue to advocate for the many reasons why women should be encouraged to pursue STEM. The lack […]Read More EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN
L’Oréal USA announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 For Women in Science program, a national fellowship that recognizes and rewards women researchers at pivotal stages in their careers for their contributions in STEM, as well as their commitment to mentoring the next generation of women in STEM. Every year L’Oréal USA […]Read More L’ORÉAL USA: FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM
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 […]Read More U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.
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. […]Read More COLLEGE TECH CLUBS FOR WOMEN
It is a known fact that women are dramatically underrepresented in the field of science; however, some women are making huge strides to institute change. I was fortunately able to conduct an interview with Lana Clay. Clay and her work have greatly inspired me, and I truly believe that every girl should view her hard-work […]Read More INTERVIEW WITH LANA CLAY