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  • Blog Post: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

    Received this from the CSTA Mailing list yesterday and thought it worth sharing. Do you know someone who is doing an outstanding job of mentoring or a mentoring program that is doing a great job with bringing underrepresented minorities into STEM fields? If so you may want to nominate them for the Presidential...
  • Blog Post: Recognizing Teachers Who Recruit Women and Girls into STEM

    The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has opened nominations for the A. Richard Newton Educator Award to recognize educators who engage in new, innovative and successful practices and programs to attract more women and girls into STEM fields.  I really believe that finding, highlighting...
  • Blog Post: Preaching to the STEM Choir

    This week I received an announcement about yet another “STEM Summit.” My first reaction was - are these STEM Summits just “preaching to the choir?” Now as a preacher’s kid the term “preaching to the choir” has real meaning to me. On one hand it means talking to the already converted – those who already...
  • Blog Post: New Hampshire TechFest 2011

    Last Saturday I spend the day at Windham High School in Windham New Hampshire for the second annual NH TechFest . TechFest is a project created by parents and others interested in making sure that students are exposed to information about STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) careers in an interesting...
  • Blog Post: Finding a Place For Computer Science Education

    While I spend a lot of time, some of it laying awake at night, thinking about the state of pre-collegiate computer science education it seems like many more people are thinking about it lately. We can argue that everyone needs computer science education ( Why Johnny Can't Program: A New Medium Requires...
  • Blog Post: FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum (WIST) - November 5, 2010

    FIRST, the people who bring us a whole range of robotics competitions and more, are once again hosting their annual FIRST Women in Science & Technology Forum . The people I have talked to who have attended or brought/sent young women have all raved about it. If you know high school girls who are...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 24 May 2010

    I pretty much took last week off from blogging. I sort of needed a break and since they were migrating this and many other blogs to a new updated blogging engine it seemed like a good time to step back from it for a while. I did still read blogs, follow Twitter and read a lot of email. So I do have some...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links April 20 2009

    If it is Monday it must be time to recap the recent links. This week I have a number that I sent to Twitter but also a number that came via email that I haven’t had time to Twitter. Yes, it’s true I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been Twittering as much. Starting off with one I did Twitter is...
  • Blog Post: Monday Morning Links – March 03, 2009

    I found and Twittered a number of links over the weekend. I guess I should figure out and use some sort of tagging service/site but I just don’t want to. I have too much to track now. But I thought that perhaps for some of you who don’t twitter I should post some of these links. Plus it give them a little...
  • Blog Post: Ada Lovelace Day

    For a long time I have been concerned about the small number of women in the computer field. The number has actually gone down since the days when I was an undergraduate student. Given the talented women in computer science who I have worked with over the years I see this as a huge loss for the field...
  • Blog Post: Links For Girls, Links for Career Stuff, and Going Green

    So I got a number of links to links today. OK some are direct to the items but some are to pages with just too many links to copy. Wouldn’t be right. The first big set of links I found at the NCWIT blog post titled 100 Recommended Resources on Gender in S&E (S&E  stands for science and engineering...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science for Middle School

    I spent yesterday at a large STEM event in Denver Colorado. Something like 1,500 middle school girls were brought to the Colorado Convention center for workshops and talks about science, technology and engineering. My colleague Hilary Pike conducted several workshops while I manned the booth we had in...
  • Blog Post: Kick-off the Northeastern Girls Collaborative Project with a day of networking

    I received this from the event organizers who asked me to pass it along. Looks like a good event. I think I’m going to try and make it myself. Are you from NH, VT, MA or RI, and are you working to get more girls involved with science, engineering, technology and math? The Northeastern Girls Collaborative...
  • Blog Post: NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

    Something for middle school science classes perhaps: The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have partnered on this unprecedented initiative to educate, empower and engage students, teachers and communities to become “Agents of Change” in...
  • Blog Post: Periodic Table of Videos

    It’s a amazing the teaching aids one can find on the Internet these days. How about a short video including a demo on each of the elements in the periodic table? Yep, there it is! The University of Nottingham has created a periodic table of videos that may be very useful in many classrooms. Actually...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates Calls For More Technology Education

    Bill Gates testified before Congress last week ( transcript here ). Most of the news reports focused on his calling for more H1B visas and left out some of what I think are the more important things he said. First among those is that we need to improve our education system and train more people is Science...
  • Blog Post: What in the world is a Developer Evangelist?

    The word "evangelist" is showing up in job titles more and more these days. But what is a job like that all about? I tend to describe it as being in the "making friends and influencing people" business. But that is just my perspective. Recently Channel 9 posted a very entertaining interview with a...
  • Blog Post: DigiGirlz Days are scheduled

    The DigiGirlz Days schedule is out (actually I got a sneak peak - thanks Diane ) and there are more of them in more places than ever before. What is a DigiGirlz Day ? During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology...
  • Blog Post: How would you improve K-12 Computer Science Education

    Chris Stephenson is the director of the Computer Science Teacher Association and recently her Advisory Council put some interesting questions to her: " What would CSTA do if it had unlimited financial resources? What projects would it undertake that would truly improve K-12 computer science education...
  • Blog Post: Global Challenge - A STEM Competition

    The Global Challenge is an interesting competition for high school students. From the website: In the Global Challenge , teams of US high school students collaborate with international counterparts from October to May to address global climate change and compete for prizes and scholarship awards...
  • Blog Post: Outreach-in-a-Box: Discovering IT

    NCWIT ( National Center for Women & Information Technology ) has created a resource for helping to help people in the Information Technology field to introduce middle-school students to the field of computing. It is now available online. Are you ready to meet and inspire the next generation...
  • Blog Post: 2007 STEM Summit IV: Accelerating Forward (Massachusetts)

    If you are in Massachusetts and interested in improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education you will want to be aware of the fourth annual STEM summit being held this October. Registration is now open. I have attended the last several of these and have learned quite a bit. ...
  • Blog Post: ClubTech - Technology Programs from the Boys and Girls Clubs

    Last week I met with someone from the national headquarters of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to learn about their ClubTech programs. These programs are designed to teach young people technical skills and to integrate technology into the core program areas of participating Boys and Girls Clubs....
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Research Surveys - Please Help

    One of the problems the whole field of computer science education faces is a lack of good data. Data on a lot of various subjects. Lack of data makes it hard to understand what is going on and how computer science is taught. And in fact there is a lack of information about why students should study computer...
  • Blog Post: Two Weeks Until NECC

    I'm starting to get jazzed up about NECC this year. As time gets closer I learn about more people I know who are going, more events worth attending, and just more possibilities to learn. A couple of things I am especially looking forward to: EduBloggerCon Saturday June 23rd at the Georgia World...
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