Twenty-four years ago, the trailblazing Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina in space. The NASA astronaut made history back in 1993, and continues to do so today. On May 19, she’ll be inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. “I’m honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind,” Ochoa said, according to KCET. “I hope to continue to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, so they, too, may reach for the stars.” Continue reading 24 Years Ago Ellen Ochoa Was The First Latina In Space, Now She’s Heading To Astronaut Hall Of Fame
It’s a Google Expedition for International Women’s Day.
Continue reading NASA highlights women in STEM with a virtual field trip
Expect 2017 to be a time of exciting changes in the world of education, thanks in part to the “edu-preneurs” on the 30 Under 30 list. This year — and this crowd — are poised to set the pace and lead the next era of learning. Continue reading 30 Under 30 Education 2017: Revolutionizing Learning Inside The Classroom, Post-College And Online
Filled with post-EVA foam and a carbon fiber plate, this shoe was designed to increase running efficiency by 6%.
Continue reading A 2-Hour Marathon Once Seemed Unthinkable. Could Nike’s Radical New Shoe Be The Key?
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. These digital bricks abide by all the rules of real Lego bricks, so they cannot bend or move in an impractical way. Mike Seymour breaks down a few of the most remarkable scenes, where numerous complex techniques were used to create a believable image. Continue reading How They Animated ‘The Lego Batman Movie’
It’s been a busy week for Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose story was the center of the critically acclaimed film “Hidden Figures.” Continue reading We Have Liftoff: Lego Set Honoring Women Of NASA Will Land On A Shelf Near You
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wears lab coats and bow ties. Others wear long, mauve dresses emblazoned with planets, rocket ships, and light bulbs. Continue reading Netflix is bringing back Bill Nye and “The Magic School Bus” to remind us all that science is important (and fun!)
GE is making a commitment to close the gender gap at its organization by promising to place 20,000 women in technical roles by 2020. Continue reading ‘What if female scientists were celebrities?’: GE says it will place 20,000 women in technical roles by 2020
By Brady Rhoades
Imagine: You’re watching The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon confuses photons with protons. Or Leonard works in degrees when he should be working in radians. Or Raj gets refraction angles wrong. It doesn’t happen. And you can thank the show’s fact checkers for that. Among them is science consultant David Saltzberg, a master physicist. Continue reading Who Put the BANG in The Big Bang Theory?
America will need to fill 1 million more STEM jobs than we will produce professionals in the next decade. And although we are among the world’s largest importers of technical talent, demand for these skills far exceed supply. Continue reading How To Get More African American Girls Into Tech