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STEM

  1. Watch Marvel’s Elizabeth Henstridge, Aisha Tyler, & More Discuss the Media’s Portrayal of Women in STEM

    In association with Girls Who Code, the Paley Center in New York presents an evening talking women in science, technology, engineering, and math with some women you may know and love.

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  2. New Verizon Video Shows The Joy That STEM Can Bring To Girls

    Error 404: Weak women not found!

    In this new video, Verizon shows off its STEM programming and reveals what happens when young women are given a chance to fall in love with science and tech. (Spoiler alert: great things.)

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  3. The Best Way to Get Girls Into Science and Tech? Help Them Become “Makers,” Says Intel

    Yay!

    Research shows the percentage of women earning undergraduate computer science degrees in the United States is at an all-time low, despite the fact that a sizable majority of us carry mini-computers on our person at all times these days and have the audacity to call them "phones." But a new study by Intel says there's hope for the future.

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  4. Is Geek Still a Dirty Word? One Female Engineer Thinks It’s Keeping Women out of STEM Fields

    Naturally, we have some feelings about this.

    Here at The Mary Sue, we think it's incredibly important to get young girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields to fix their diversity problems, and it's great when women in those fields speak up and share their experience on the subject. Still, an opinion shared on The Washington Post by engineer Tricia Berry has us a little perplexed at why people still think geek—a word we use proudly—is a negative term.

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  5. The Doctor and the Daleks Team Up at Last… to Teach Kids to Program

    FIRST, OPEN YOUR EXTERRRMI — I MEAN TERMINAL. OPEN YOUR TERMINAL.

    The BBC is doing the U.K. primary educational system a big break, setting the Doctor up against his biggest challenge yet: teaching the U.K.'s new programming core requirements.

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  6. Carnegie Science Center Makes Less-Than-Optimal Programming Choice For Girl Scouts

    Hey, at least it wasn't cookie making, right?

    I have immense respect for the Carnegie Science Center. The Institution does a lot of admirable work, and I can only imagine the intricate decision process involved in coordinating its programs. But big organizations are bound to make mistakes sometimes, right?

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  7. “Miss Possible” Dolls Teach Young Girls About Historical Role Models

    WTB Ada Lovelace doll PST

    Behold the latest Barbie-challenger to enter the field: Miss Possible, an as-of-yet conceptual line of dolls designed to introduce young'uns to inspiring women in history.

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  8. Our Friend Bill Nye Did an AMA, Here Are Our Favorite Answers!

    And could we see a return of "The Science Guy" to television?

    Our Friend Bill Nye and some of his friends did a Reddit AMA today about searching for life on Jupiter's moon Europa. Nye's answered touched on some other excited subjects like the possibility of his return to television!

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  9. Chelsea Clinton and Kari Byron Are Hosting a Panel Discussion Today About STEM-Based Education for Young Women

    What about STEME? Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Exploding Stuff?

    Recently, it seems there's a big push for STEM-based education for school-aged girls and young women. (Yay!) Google launched a coding initiative for girls, Verizon gut-punched our feels with this commercial, and today Mythbuster Kari Byron and former-First Daughter Chelsea Clinton are live streaming a panel on the topic.

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  10. Stephanie Kwolek, Pioneering Chemist, Has Passed Away At 90

    Thank you, madame. You made the world a safer place.

    Fox News is reporting that Stephanie Kwolek, the chemist who invented the durable fiber used in Kevlar Body Armor, has passed away at 90 of an unknown illness.

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