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Samsung Inspires Young Girls to Pursue STEM Through emPOWER Tomorrow Program

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Samsung Electronics North America launched the Samsung emPOWER Tomorrow program, an after-school initiative created to inspire fourth- and fifth-grade girls to pursue opportunities in engineering and computer science. The spring pilot program spanned for five weeks at Newark Public Schools’ Miller Street School in Newark, N.J., and culminated on June 12th in a final showcase event where students shared their learnings with parents, educators, and members of the community.

App Contest Inspires More Students to Learn Design

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by Bonnie Shelton
KTVB.COM
Posted on December 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

MIDDLETON -- Students at Middleton Middle School hope to continue a winning tradition in a nationwide contest.

They’re learning teamwork and technological skills by building apps for Android phones.

Last year, a group of Middleton students won “best in state” for their app based on the periodic table.

That success inspired even more students to take part in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge this time around.

The Results of Fun Student Contest: Innovative Solutions

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by Rose Kirk

Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful?  Of course it is!  In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

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By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”

 

New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds Women Greatly Under-Represented in South Korean Science, Technology and Innovation

Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline in Korea
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SEOUL, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States. South Korea’s low ranking in the study results reflects a substantial underrepresentation of females in public and economic life.

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