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 Awards for…


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 and rewarding educators for these sorts of activities is…

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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…

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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 way. They have recruited a…

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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 A New Literacy) or…

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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 in the…


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…


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….


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…


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…