Category Archives: Science

Ana Roca Castro of LATISM

Ana Roca Castro knows that language is power. She also knows that certain languages are universal, such as coding and math. In this inspiring personal talk Ana, one of the few Latina techies and the founder of LATISM (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media), looks at the achievement gap facing English language learners, the language gap at the root of it, and the solutions that technology can offer. Learn more at Platform. © 2013.

Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College

Why aren’t more young women pursuing careers in the ‘hard sciences,’ like computer science and engineering? That’s what Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, has been wondering and researching for much of her career. Watch Why More Women Aren’t Computer Scientists, Engineers on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Jocelyn Goldfein discusses false mythology of computer science

Facebook’s Director of Engineering, Jocelyn Goldfein, speaks with the Post’s Emi Kolawole about the mythology surrounding computer science and why girls are particularly discouraged from pursuing a career in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. © The Washington Post 2012.

The Real Women Inventors of America

The Real Women Inventors of America participants document their invention journeys. This series will be documenting the raw reality of what it’s like being a woman inventor and entrepreneur while juggling being a wife, mother and additional income provider. These women aren’t waiting for a license deal or financial backing…they’re out there promoting their inventions on their own. Each inventor will be meeting with accomplished inventors and consultants in the industry to take their businesses to the next level.

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