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Power Org Math Features STEMPros

  P.O.W.E.R. Organization is a 501c3 organization that helps youth SEE, SAY, and DO Math! The mission of this organization is: To embrace, engage, and empower at-risk youth ages 8-15 in Metropolitan communities to increase their confidence, competency, and proficiency with math. Founder LaToniya Jones authors “spotlights” to provide ongoing awareness about “real people” in STEM careers that are making a powerful difference and want to help children…

Supplemental K-12 Engineering Education

Engineers make a world of difference and help shape our future, and our future depends on us working together to increase the participation of women in engineering. As early as elementary school, students can begin to learn basic principles of engineering such as the design process, incorporate engineering habits of mind – which are essentially 21st Century skills, and use developmentally appropriate math and science…

Neil Armstrong - Purdue Alum

Giant Leaps for Mankind

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, who passed away on 8/25/2012 at 82, is an alum of Purdue University. As a non-traditional PhD student, I never felt the need to connect to Purdue, like I did during my younger years attracted to Texas Collegiate Football. But yesterday, when I heard the news of Neil’s passing, I felt an overwhelming…

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Women’s Engineering University, India

India Today 8/24/12 posts that the Delhi government is planning to launch an all-women university for engineering education in the city, likely to be titled: Women’s Institute for Engineering University. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, the advantages of single-sex education are (i) expanded educational opportunity, (ii) custom-tailored learning and instruction and (iii) greater autonomy. Research shows that females are more likely to…

STEM Career Concept Map

Equipping an Army

The mission of the High Tech High Heels Speakers Bureau is to inspire and encourage middle school and high school students, especially the under-represented, to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. On 8/14 and 8/22, Meagan Ross facilitated the inaugural training workshops, an effort to “Equip an Army” of volunteers to go forth and: Share with students why we love working in STEM…

Engineering still a man's world? NO!

Engineering is a Woman’s World!

Engineering is a Woman’s World! — or at least it can and should be. Family and friends send me articles like this more often than I wish was necessary. This article was published in the Jacksonville, FL paper on August 5, 2012. The title bodly declares that “Engineering still a man’s world.” Do I disagree? Unfortunately, no, in fact I wrote a paper once titled…

Women’s Colleges in Crisis?

Why are there women’s colleges, and do we still need them? An article by USA Today (8/17) authors explain that, “Started in the mid-19th century, women’s colleges in the U.S. opened to level the educational playing field for women who couldn’t otherwise get a college education. Recent Census figures show that more women have undergraduate and advanced degrees than men.” But then they beg the question,…