Tag Archives: STEM

Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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Focused on STEM

Virginia camp for minority STEM learners The drive to make sure women are deservedly represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields extends all the way to early teenagers. In at least one case, it also enfolds another righteous initiative of making sure minority students aren’t overlooked. FOCUS, a girls’ summer camp held June 26-30 […]

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Pull Up a Chair

Former Siemens CEO will head up board at utilities efficiency company Eric Spiegel, the former Siemens CEO and noted STEM program supporter, has been appointed the new chair of Clearesult’s board of directors. The Austin, Tex.-based energy efficiency company, which works closely with utilities, announced the appointment in a press release Tuesday. Spiegel has an […]

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Under 30, Overachieving

SME releases list of top manufacturing youth The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) released its selected honorees for its fourth-annual “30 Under 30” feature in the society’s July issue of its Manufacturing Engineering publication. The list is compiled to recognize young men and women who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and hard work in manufacturing. Sarah […]

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Pop Quiz

In new engineering test: girls rule, boys drool When boys and girls argue on a playground, it usually gets divided into two gender-loyal factions proclaiming their superiority at certain abilities. Boys will claim sports, anything involving strength, manual labor, maybe problem solving. Girls have the more creative properties: art, fashion sense, sophistication. Right? No one would […]

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DiscoverE Zone

Engineers Week, Feb. 21-27 DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) will host the annual Engineers Week this year from February 21-27. It marks the 65th anniversary of the event. A tradition that dates back to 1951, the week includes Global Day of the Engineer and the foundation’s Girl Day. DiscoverE aims to sustain and […]

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Womengineers

How schools are pushing for more women in STEM fields Colleges and universities across the country have been pushing for more female engineers. A 2011 study on gender disparity in the various fields of engineering found that women account for only 18.4% of engineering bachelor degrees. Although initiatives were already being taken at that time, […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas Gals

Texas A&M’s female engineering initiative Deep in the heart of Texas, a new trend is afoot. This year marks the second consecutive period the state has been home to the most incoming female freshmen engineering students – once again at Texas A&M University. Josh Hopkins of the school’s newspaper, The Battalion, reported on October 14th […]

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Beth Keser combines MacGyver and girl power to encourage women in STEM and Engineering

What can you do with a pair of batteries, wires, gum, and a window fan? Before the show MacGyver aired in 1985, these materials would be limited in their creative use, but now the show that inspired tinkering and future engineers has inspired a possible TV pilot for women in technology and STEM. Beth Keser, principal engineer […]

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