By Dale DeBakcsy - Creating a research lab is tough. You’ve got to recruit people of complementary talents, give them the resources to be successful, and keep them just happy enough to not want to leave but, you know, not too happy. That dynamic of recruitment and opportunistic head-hunting is at the core of Luana Games‘s latest educational card game: Women in Science. ... [Read More]
It’s almost back to school time, and administrators are once again sharpening their pencils getting ready to enforce their dress code restrictions on students. In the most recent installment of The Educator Body Police Target… Young Women, last week the Freeburg, IL school district sent out this flyer to parents of middle school kids, ... [Read More]
In August 2014 LEGO released the Research Institute, a set of female scientists, which included designs that were submitted to the LEGO Ideas contest by geochemist Dr. Ellen Kooijam. The response was overwhelming, and the set sold out, several times.
Since then, we've seen the company include other women in STEM and non-traditional fields in their minifig offerings ... [Read More]
More often than not, when something bad happens to someone the tendency for many people is to blame the victim. While it may occur in a variety of situations, we often see evidence of victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases. To illustrate how absurd it is to blame the victim, the folks at Blue Seat Studios ... [Read More]
This Wednesday is taking us Way Back to our childhoods. If you were a kid in the '70s or '80s you probably learned about conjunctions, the Constitution, and even how a bill becomes a law from the animated educational TV series Schoolhouse Rock. But one of our favorite episodes was Sufferin' 'Til Suffrage, which ... [Read More]
"We are the most vulnerable, in terms of disasters."
French actress Marion Cotillard traveled to the Philippines to meet with children and young people on climate change. One of the girls she spoke with is Marinel who is taking action on climate change in her own community of Tacloban, a coastal city ... [Read More]
"Not everyone is going to have the experience that I did in the seventh grade where a teacher comes in and saves the day. So if I can be that for girls that makes me so happy."
You might know her as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) or as Elsie Snuffin in the fourth season of “The West Wing,” but did you know that Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized ... [Read More]
Meet the “Super 6”… Nancy Rivas, Yenifer Espitia, Daina Espinoza, Kimberly Fernandez, Jannet Gomez and Elizabeth Perez, who just made history at Compton’s Dominguez High School by sweeping graduation honors as the valedictorians and the salutatorians.
Best friends since middle school, the girls made a pact to all succeed, and do everything and anything to help one another to the top. In an interview ... [Read More]