While the widespread availability of support programs for building a female presence in the STEM workforces is a comparatively recent emergence, the importance of women in these fields naturally dates back as far as the fields themselves.
At this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...
By Becky Plummer Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London
Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.
“Sometimes, you run into a road block and you’re stuck, but that’s what engineering is all about: finding a better solution.” — Amy Villasenor
A digital clock in my parents’ room was the first object that got me interested in technology. I was seven years old, and I’d stare at it and wonder, “How does that clock know that that number needs to change? How does it know that 60 seconds just passed?”
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 20, 2016/3BL Media – The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year. Thornton’s reservoir capacity is up to 7.9 billion gallons of water, making it the largest combined sewer reservoir in the world.
Watching the youth participants at a recent FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) event, I cannot help but feel inspired. The girls and boys, ranging in age from 6-18, are all smiles, whether they are listening intently to Qualcomm volunteer mentors or skillfully maneuvering robots of all sizes inside their respective arenas.
Bloomberg Startup workshops immerse under-served students in Bloomberg’s culture, products, and values. Students receive technical and leadership training from dedicated employee volunteers and mentors through a series of workshops focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) subjects, as well as college and career readiness. For Engineering jobs: http://bit.ly/23gXZzd
These free educational materials are the perfect way to get kids ready for back to school season.
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As summer draws to an end it can be a challenge to get kids excited to head back to school. Boeing’s 100 Days of Learning content is the perfect way to get kids ready to jump back into the classroom. With hands-on activities that will get kids thinking creatively while building rocket ships and airplane wings from everyday household materials, preparing to strap on a backpack and hit the books has never been more thrilling.
Jennifer Branton, PhD, a Materials, Process, and Physics Chemical Engineer, helps get your airplane off the ground. Well, she helps get a lot of planes off the ground – and she makes sure that when a Boeing aircraft takes flight, it does so in the most environmentally responsible way possible. Ever wonder how that works?