Amazon Introduces Future Engineer Program

Amazon has introduced the Future Engineer program, a $50M initiative to increase access and affordability to computer science education for children from underserved and underrepresented communities. Amazon recognizes the significant need for computer science professionals and understands that if children are exposed to computer science early, they are more likely to pursue college degrees in

2018 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW STEM Gift List 2018

Today, I am sharing Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) STEM gift list for 2018. I like PLTW’s gift guide because it is developed by an organization that develops STEM curriculum for students across the US. Here you will find a mix of educational toys, games, and kits that will pique your child’s interests and get

After School and Summer Coding Classes for Kids in Massachusetts

coding class for kids

Do you want your kids to learn to code? More and more students are getting some exposure to computer programming before they head to college, whether it’s in the classroom or in an out-of-school program. Getting an introduction to computer programming and learning to code will benefit today’s generation of kids, regardless if they pursue

2017 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW 2017 STEM Gift List

If you are looking for toys, games, and kits that will ignite your child’s interest in STEM this holiday season, take a look at Project Lead The Way’s 2017 STEM Gift List. I shared their gift guide last year and the response was very positive. I was happy when I received their new gift list; here

High School Girls: Apply for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing Award

NCWIT 2018 Awards West TN Affiliate

I want to make you aware of an awards program open to 9-12 grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests. The Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) offers both a national and regional competition to increase young women’s participation in computing nationwide. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for

Technovation Challenge: Where Girls Become Tech Entrepreneurs

Technovation Challenge

According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses account for 36% of all privately-held, non-farm companies in the U.S., up 27% from 2007. These statistics are positive and encouraging; however, it is commonly known that women lag behind men in the number of tech startups created and key technical roles held in companies. With technology being

What’s New in 2017 for Digital Media Academy’s All-Girls Summer Camps

Digital Media Academy

Knowing that women are underrepresented in STEM today, I am a strong advocate for increasing women’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I believe one of the best ways we can do that is by proactively engaging girls at a young age with programs that will spark their interest and build confidence. By

2016 Holiday STEM Gift Guide: What PLTW Educators Recommend

SmartGames IQ Link

Today I am excited to share a gift list that is focused on engineering and computer science and was developed by Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for K-12 students across the US. I am always on a quest to find quality STEM products for my kids and there are

Digital Media Academy: Tech Programs Just for Girls!

Made by Girls

Although women account for 57% of bachelors’ degrees earned in the U.S., they are extremely underrepresented in many of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Women account for only 18% of bachelor degrees in computer science, 19% in engineering, 19% in physics, and 43% in math and statistics. We still have a long