Let’s reboot, Code Babes

The digital learning environment is ripe for new approaches to learning. Education must change, and we need people to challenge the status quo. At a time when we need more computer scientists, technologists, and engineers, fresh approaches to learning and innovative ways of motivating students is a key imperative of our time. Code Babes is a team of five women programmers and entrepreneurs. How refreshing…

Infographic: Why STEM Matters

About 3 million jobs are unfilled because Americans lack the basic technical skills to fill them. With many positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics being filled by people born outside the country, the United States is stepping up its efforts and making STEM education a top priority. Review this Infographic by topeducationdegrees.org that explores the #STEM education priority. Thanks Aria Cahill for sharing. 

Thank a Teacher Before It is Too Late

Have you thanked a teacher that made a difference in your life recently? Three months ago, I had an incredible opportunity to do just that, and it seems it was just in time.  This past February, one of my clients needed me to teach at a conference in Houston. Houston is only a couple of hours from my family, and since I live in Puerto…

Physics is Tough but Girls are Tougher

High Tech High Heels is an organization that I have proudly been a part of since 2008. Every summer, this organization hosts a physics camp specifically for girls. These  camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment, all with the over arching objective of increasing the participation of women entering into science and engineering…

I am a Big Beacon Ambassador

When in high school, I remember deciding one of my life goals was to become a U.S. Ambassador. I’d never met one, but I liked the idea of representing something I was proud of in a foreign environment. Here I am, 30, and certainly not on a path to becoming an Ambassador to my country, but I have found myself to be an Ambassador to…

Big Beacon Blog

Honored to guest blog today on BigBeacon.org: A Movement to Transform Engineering Education.  Change the Conversation: Engineering Awareness in K-12. The blog discusses the lack of public understanding of engineering and the need to remedy this change in K-12. The National Academy of Engineering Changing the Conversation messages are listed as a framework, and two recommendations are proposed for K-12. Read the blog here. [quote]Archaic…