Obama Geeks Out with Students at White House Science Fair

A prosthetic leg fashioned from a recycled bicycle.  A handmade electric car raced by its creator.  A computer game meant to entice kids to love STEM.  And a camera that takes the place of a human diver in seeking out people trapped under ice.  100 students representing 30 states all came together today at the White House Science Fair to present their projects to the President of the United States. Uh, yeah, this isn't your run-of-the-mill science fair. ...more
The talent in this world just blows me away. Awesome kids!more

You Can't Say NO to GoldieBlox

Who says girls don’t want to build and have an interest in construction toys?This week, GoldieBlox set the tone that once again, ____ toys aren’t just for boys! Here’s a little backstory on GoldieBlox....more

Hour Of Code

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Are good intentions enough? The gendered toy edition

Have you see this GoldieBlox commercial?  My first reaction to this was that it is a cool idea, and the commercial is cool....more

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Can you remember the first time you turned on a computer? Most people don't so let's make it easier.Do you remember the first computer game you played? I do. It was the lovely Carmen Sandiego and I LIVED for the moments in 2nd grade when we had "computer time". Well, I was happy for anything that allowed me to spend time away from the cramped desks and glue eaters of Seaton Elementary.If you are reading this post, thank you. But, I also want you to take the time to thank Ada Lovelace....more
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Children's Place Learns The Hard Way That "Math Is Hard" Is Over

Well this week certainly started off with a bang in the back-to-school clothing world -- The Children's Place, purveyor of popular yet affordable clothes for kids, experienced a huge wave of backlash as news spread across the 'net that they were selling a girls' shirt that may as well have said, "Math is haaaaaard." Watching the indignation unfold on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs was equal parts entertainment and "please stop the planet, I want to get off." There was something else, too. There was a little... deja vu. Haven't we already been through this? ...more
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What The Blerd?

Lady Hackers Kick off Women’s History Month

It’s called the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) but last weekend’s Lady Hacks was for women only. ...more
Well done and keep going!  Love to see this collaboration and synergy. @MsTechGroupmore

To Fix STEM Crisis, Go Back to the Future

There is a STEM crisis in the United States. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. ranks 25th in math and 17th in science among the 65 countries participating in PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment. ...more
We waste a lot of ability in this country simply by judging it not present. I saw a great ...more