A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to developing 21st century leaders and innovators.
HERE’S A DEPRESSING number for you: 12. Just 12 percent of engineers in the United States are women. In computing it’s a bit better, where women make up 26 percent of the workforce—but that number has actually fallen from 35 percent in 1990. Continue reading Can Robots Help Get More Girls into Science and Tech?
<p”>Pinterest, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and others are giving apprentice engineers with nontraditional backgrounds a shot at tech jobs–and paying them to learn. Continue reading These Top Tech Companies Are Hiring First, Training Later
Ian Freed, a longtime Amazon executive best known for his roles leading its Kindle and Fire phone teams, recently left the company after a 12-year career there, Recode has learned. Continue reading This long-time Amazon exec left the company and is now recruiting tech workers to mentor students of color
THE ONGOING DEBATE about the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) diversity dilemma has a pretty low signal-to-noise ratio: Despite the constant stream of TED Talks, books, blog posts, and corporate initiatives, there’s surprisingly little consensus about what the latest statistics and trends mean—much less how we’re going to address the issues they raise. Continue reading 5 Numbers That Explain Why STEM Diversity Matters to All of Us
An 11-year-old girl inspired by the Flint, Mich., water crisis has been named “America’s Top Young Scientist” after she developed a device that can quickly detect lead levels in water. Continue reading 11-year-old girl inspired by Flint water crisis creates cheap kit to test lead
Ever wondered how the stars you see in the sky might eventually die? Ever thought about how black holes are formed? The subject of Thursday’s Google Doodle is celebrated specifically for his answers to these questions, and for his contribution to our understanding of how celestial bodies evolve. Continue reading Astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar’s Life is Being Celebrated With a New Google Doodle
GlobalMindED Technology Track speaker Dr. Patty Lopez, a Computer Scientist of Latina descent, is a first generation to college student who got her Ph.D. in 1989 from New Mexico State University. Continue reading Diversity in STEM – Important for Society, Good for Business
Benjilock entered the Shark Tank with its padlocks that use fingerprint technology. They use a touchscreen and are rechargeable. Continue reading Benjilock on ‘Shark Tank’: A Look Inside the Padlock that Opens With Your Fingerprint
For millions of displaced refugees living in camps, the ability to survive and rebuild their lives often depends on transportation. Continue reading Rutgers students create ride-sharing rickshaw service for refugees