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Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case for a headset that projects holograms into real space. We played <i>Minecraft</i> on a coffee table. We had …

Code.org: 1 Million Girls, 1 Million African-American And Hispanic Students Learn to Program

Well-funded STEM education giant Code.org announced a new landmark this month.<p>If there are children in your life, especially if they go to public school in a big city, it’s likely you’re familiar with Code.org. The popular tech non-profit offers programming classes for students that include the …

Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic.<p>But as the technology sector continues to boom, educators have realized that this trifecta is no longer the end-all, be-all recipe for their students’ success. For today’s …

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Swipe right to pick your next adventure: Tripnary is like Tinder for travel

Many people have a list of places in the world they know they want to visit, but how do you decide where to go first?<p>Travel startup Tripnary has one …

'The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Person Doing It'

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” Chinese Proverb<p>Entrepreneurs have to address a variety of challenges, like finding support for a new idea, building a team, and raising capital. One unexpected but inevitable part of achieving entrepreneurial success …

Beyond Cost Savings, How The Cloud Transforms Business

Cloud computing has rapidly evolved from a disruptive innovation to a pervasive reality. Organizations of all kinds now use the cloud for everything from data backup to core systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). And use of the cloud keeps …

One Hour That Can Change Your Life | Inc.com

It's a global movement that needs to get even larger. The Hour of Code is an initiative launched last year by Code.org to encourage students and adults worldwide to take a single hour to learn how to code.<p>Why? Because in this technology-centric era, coding is fast on its way to becoming a basic …

Computer Science

23 Best Game-Based Education Resources of 2014

Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an …

What is Cloud Computing

Let's say you're an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right …

Meet The Woman Who Is Building Digital Schools And Wants To Put Herself Out Of Business

“Katrin Macmillan is digitally democratizing education, she recently spoke about it at SXSW and she’s one of the most aspiring female social entrepreneurs I have ever met.” That’s how I was introduced to Katrin. I thought, “Sounds exciting, but what does digitally democratizing education really …

Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are …

Kids

Attracting More Women to STEM Fields Is a Matter of National Security | STEM Solutions | US News

Veda Woods, chief intelligence security officer for the Recovery Accountability & Transparency Board, Mary Jean Schmitt, Business Development Manager …

The Confidence Gap

Grad student Rotem Ben-Shachar reflects on female attrition in the sciences:<p>The reason for the “leaky pipeline” is a combination of social, cultural, …

6 things you need to know about STEM

STEM -- the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math -- has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy.<p>Here are six things you need to know about STEM:<p><b>Kids need to get excited about science early.</b><p>STEM jobs are growing at 1.7 …

GoldieBlox’s First App Will Teach Kids About the Magic Of… Gif-Making?

Y’all should be aware that I’m a big fan of movies, gifs, and girls learning about science (specifically, in this case, the science of early motion …

Kids

Build More Than Just A Resume: Seven Ways STEM Builds Character

Hardly a week passes without a news story that touts the benefits of studying a STEM field. There is little doubt that majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline can lead to a cushy gig at a buzz worthy tech company with great perks. In the next decade, President …

Westminster leads STEM charge in the classroom - St. Louis Business Journal

Andrew Shaw, Westminster Christian Academy's science department chairman, remembers getting enthralled by science as a child in a very hands-on …

10 Men Making Waves For Women In Tech

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ruthe Farmer is chief strategy and growth officer at the National Center for Women & Information Technology.</i><p>On September 20, UN Women announced the HeForShe campaign, an effort to invite men and boys to join in advocating for gender equality. Actress and UN Women Ambassador Emma …

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?

Women working in STEM fields are 45% more likely than men to leave within the year, and it’s not for lack of enthusiasm.<p>Recent research from the Center for Talent Innovation shows U.S. women working in science, engineering, and tech fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the …

The NYS STEAM Kickoff Conference and Lessons I Learned From Girls in STEAM

Almost four years ago, I attended my first NSTA conference in San Antonio, Texas, as a NSTA-DOW Teacher Fellow. One of the last workshops I took was …

7 STEM apps designed by students

Students from across the U.S. met with congressional leaders and the Obama administration to showcase their STEM apps<p>Students present their apps and …

Apps

New group will aim to increase girls in STEM careers

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is announcing the creation of a new coalition on Thursday, looking to dissect the reason there aren’t many girls …

Getting Lucky, Being Yourself, And Addressing The Big Questions: This Week’s Most Popular Leadership Stories

From luck to so-called “karma,” this week we called out the misconceptions around women’s career issues, and our own personal crises.<p>Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of October 13.<p>The Perfect Case Against Microsoft CEO’s Remark That Women Shouldn’t Ask For Raises<p>When …

6 Ads That Actually Celebrate Women

"Femvertising" is here, and it's probably here to stay.<p>Ads catering to women and girls, citing feminism and female empowerment, and highlighting sexist double standards, seem to be everywhere these days. And they may be improving companies' bottom lines.<p>Studies show that women respond positively to …

Report reveals problems, barriers women face in STEM fields

Women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics often shy away from STEM jobs because of the unwelcoming culture, …

Lack of Skilled Workers Threatens Economic Growth In STEM Fields | STEM Solutions | US News

Training programs can help people bridge the skills gap and find better-paying jobs in certain industries.(iStockPhoto)<p>Shantel Burres grew up in New …

The Gap in Sparking STEM Interest

When media reports dive into the impending shortage of STEM workers, they often pose the question, “How do we get more kids to pick STEM majors, and …

Empowering Girls to Take Their Rightful Place in STEM

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition …

Companies Promote STEM Through Collaboration, Connecting STEM to Real Life | STEM Solutions | US News

Amanda Chen, left, and Sheree Lewis participate in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Goldman Sachs in New York.Jessica Scranton<p>The …