As a passionate advocate for girls and women in STEM education and careers and an activist for adding the “A” (Arts) for STEAM, I am pleased to provide you with and update on what’s been going on in the world of STEM/STEAM.
I have always believed that a STEM education teaches logical thinking and can therefore be valuable for students outside topics that are generally considered STEM (hence the “A”). Here is a great article about engaging preschoolers in STEM education and activities.
Premier Genie, started in 2014, is an on-line math and coding learning platform whose graduates have gone on to attend top-tier universities such as Stanford, NYU, UC Berkeley, Purdue, Johns Hopkins, McGill and University of Toronto.
Travis Kelce, of the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs, is using the windfall from his new contract to build “Ignition Lab”, a coworking space catering to underserved teens in Kansas City with an emphasis on exploring careers in STEM. Read more here.
Adji Bousso Bieng is an artificial intelligence (AI) expert from Senegal and Princeton’s College of Engineering’s first black female faculty member. Her story is inspiring!
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