Obituary: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype
Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype, was reported missing and presumed dead on January 1, 2019. Multiple conflicting reports confuse investigators of his last whereabouts. Accounts vary, but one thing is certain: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype should not be missed.
Headline News! Brains, Brawn, and Beauty?
Headlines are meant to capture attention and draw people in to read what is hopefully worthy news. Could headlines also shape identity?
Don’t Call Me Crazy
Stunned, shamed, then deeply saddened. That is how I felt when a community college advisor courageously challenged my word choice in front of 250 of her colleagues. It was a beautiful sunny day in southern California, likely no different than most days in that prime weather region of the country. I was leading a half […]
Guest Post by Justin Walters: A few days ago on a lazy Sunday, I sat down at our kitchen table with my eight-year-old daughter, Claire, to eat a snack. We engaged in our usual chit-chat as I tried my best to appreciate this little bit of time we had alone together, time that seems to grow ever more scarce as she grows older. Suddenly, out of the blue, she asked me a strange question.
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 […]
Technovation: Globally Empowering Young Women to be Entrepreneurs
Do you care about increasing the participation of women in STEM? Check out this great program now it it’s 5th year. Technovation is the global technology entrepreneurship program for girls, with over 1,300 alumnae from 19 countries. Middle school, high school, and university students research, design, build, and launch a mobile app prototype through a […]
Closing The Gender Gap In Computer Science [Infographic]
Check out this info graphic on Closing The Gender Gap In Computer Science by www.BestComputerScienceSchools.net. My BS is in Computer Science, and the story represented in this graphic is compelling! Source: Best Computer Science Schools
Tales from the gym: *Training* with an Astronaut in DC
I am in DC this week for the 2013 Gender Summit, and yesterday’s keynote speaker was Julie Payette, a Canadian engineer and former NASA astronaut. Women are severely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, and therefore there is a dearth of female role models like Julie. To be an astronaut is sort […]
What is Social Capital?
When we think of capital, we typically think immediately about money. Entrepreneurs seek Venture Capitalists to provide money to get their product or idea off the starting blocks and into the races. The valued resource in this example is purely financial, or economic, and this is just one dimension of what “capital” really means. For […]
Uncomfortable: Implications of Race, Class & Gender for the Classroom
No matter how comfortable I am sitting here at my desk overlooking the Caribbean sea, what I did not expect is how uncomfortable I would be when I leave the home I have made for myself here. Read about how I am experiencing race, gender, and class in a new way, and consider the implications for your classroom.