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Elements Of The Periodic Table Illustrated

August 28, 2015 by

In 2011, Kaycie D. was working on her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art. For her thesis she designed “Elements-Experiments in Character Design,” which centered on her creating a character and factoid for each element of the periodic table. In a word, they are... awesome! ... [Read More]

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At 15, She Was Shot For Going To School, Now 18, Malala Just Aced Her GCSE Exams

August 21, 2015 by

On October 9, 2012, a single gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan and asked, “Who is Malala?” before shooting 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the head at point blank range. Now, almost three years later, the school girl turned brave crusader, girls’ education activist, author, and the youngest ever Noble Peace Prize ... [Read More]

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155 Of The Most Influential Women Who Shaped American History All On One Chart

August 7, 2015 by

We pretty much love anything that highlights women’s contributions, particularly when it includes women in history, who overcame overwhelming obstacles to only have their hard-earned achievements often marginalized or erased altogether. So when a WYSK reader sent us this impressive ... [Read More]

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What Shall I Be? The 1960s Board Game For Girls That Would Fortunately Never Fly Today

August 5, 2015 by

In 1966, Selchow & Righter Company, the game makers best known for Parcheesi and Scrabble, released an “educational” board game for girls (ages 6 and up) called What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls. The object was to be the first player to become a Career Girl in 1 of 6 featured professions (model, airline hostess, ballet dancer, actress, nurse, ... [Read More]

These Girls Are Solving Math Calculations Using Hand Gestures And Mental Manipulation

These Girls Are Solving Math Calculations Using Hand Gestures And Mental Manipulation

August 3, 2015 by

It may look like a fun game, but these young math whizzes are showing off a unique technique to figure out math calculations. Using the abacus system of mental calculation the girls are manipulating an imaginary abacus, freeing them from needing a calculator or pencil and paper. ... [Read More]

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What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? This Woman Is Challenging Herself To 100 Days Without Fear

July 28, 2015 by

Michelle Poler is a 20-something young woman who has lived the greater part of her life in fear. And not just the big stuff that many of us would be fearful of, but small, everyday things that have held her back from enjoying her life to the fullest. ... [Read More]

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The Illustrated Women In Science Comic Series

July 2, 2015 by

We recently came across an outrageously entertaining series of comics called The Illustrated Women In Science by math and science teacher, and dad to two daughters, Dale DeBakcsy. The series, which features great historical and current scientists, celebrates the brilliance of these women and the “absurdities that too often surrounded them.” ... [Read More]

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Forty-Three Years Ago Today, Title IX Passed, Marking A Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2015 by

Forty-three years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]