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Archive for March 2014

Teen Robotics Team Captain: “I’m an engineer, not a cheerleader”

In this Washington Post article, Sarah Sakowitz writes a personal account of her ongoing battle against gender stereotypes. Sakowitz is a 17 year-old senior at Brearly School in New York City and is a finalist in the Intel Talent Search 2014. As a “teenage scientist deeply involved in science and engineering while still in high school,”…

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Girls Inc. and Million Women Mentors Partner to Draw Girls to STEM

This STEMblog post announces the partnership between Girls Inc. and the Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative to support the engagement of 1 million STEM mentors to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to pursue STEM careers. According to the post, growth in STEM jobs in the past 10 years has been three…

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Scientists Discover New Class of Shapes

This post from Gizmodo describes a new class of shapes called Goldberg polyhedrons. Until these were discovered, scientists new of only 3 classes of three dimensional solids. This new fourth class is the first to be discovered in over 400 years! The Goldberg polyhedron was discovered by UCLA neuroscientists Stan Schein and James Gayed. Classes…

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