Category: STEM

Rockin’ Maker Women

I recently ran across Barb Makes Things and Becky Stern, two amazing women who make things. Yes, I was looking for instructions on how to make something. It’s not made yet, but these women inspired me! Since I found them,…

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

a robot with a flower

Worldcrunch’s Laurence Devillers penned an insightful article that noted “women must play a core role in the development of all artificial intelligence to avoid a future designed with a male bias.” With AI and Big Data, we try to model…

Linda Liukas and Hello Ruby

About Hello Ruby graphic

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She wrote the book Hello Ruby (and others), and thinks we can learn to code.

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Ars Technica’s article, America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson, offers a few highlights about this hard working space biochemist. In part, Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will…

Congratulations Julie Payette

Photo of Julie Payette

Former astronaut Julie Payette has been appointed to be Canada’s next governor general, the U.K. Queen’s new representative. Payette speaks six languages, and is an accomplished athlete, pianist and choral singer. She’s also a computer engineer with a commercial pilot…

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij works at a pharmaceutical company as their Clinical Studies Manager. She helps make sure their drugs are safe. Bonus link: #GirlsWithKnives Spotlight: Chef, Blogger, + Scientist Vijitha Shyam

GE’s Women Engineers

A few of the women engineers at GE

GE released a white paper recently that outlined a talent crisis for women in STEM roles. In the US today, only 14% of all engineers and 25% of all IT professionals are women. Though women make up 55% of all…

Women in Wearable Tech

Stacey Burr (Photo by Charles Jischke)

Two articles that highlight women in wearables and tech: 18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 and How Wearable Technology Is Helping Women Thrive In STEM Industries.

Lab Girl

photo of Hope Jahren at a whiteboard

Hope Jahren wrote the delightful book, Lab Girl, a heart-felt tour of her life in science. The book follows her adventures in her lab and around the world, including some of the struggles associated with being a world-class scientist and…

Hidden Figures (film)

"(we) calculate your launch and landing, sir."

Woo! This film looks fantastic: Hidden Figures is based on the untold true story of The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space (link to article from 2015). The article noted that this was a historic moment in time:…

Being a Woman in Tech

Soledad Penadés, developer at Mozilla

Soledad Penadés, developer and evangelist at Mozilla, shared her thoughts in an insightful article, Why I won’t talk about being a woman in tech (and neither should you). She starts out: I won’t do talks on “being a female in…