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  • electricmic

    Check out the Maker Faire technology festivals in many cities in the US and around the world. Making & doing are cool again!

  • Libby Heaney

    really nice article. i'm currently a post-doctoral research in physics at the centre for quantum technologies (singapore) and have worked doing outreach that (hopefully) inspires young girls to pursue science further. i have recently started using art as a means of explaining and encouraging more people to think about science (quantum physics in particular) my website is
    i agree there is still a long way to go, but we are getting there :)

  • Melody Wainscott

    I've worked in this arena for 21 years through a science education grant from HHMI, which includes traveling labs for grades 7-12, and a focus on underrepresented minorities. In this program, females, regardless of ethnicity, are underrepresented minorities. That was an eye-opener for me when I began this journey as an undergrad researcher. What we discovered was that retaining females in STEM disciplines was what proved to be the most difficult, even when we achieve tenure track. One solution we found was mentoring of younger colleagues by experienced peers helps most to keep females in STEM jobs. I encourage you to continue your research and pioneering efforts! Excellent job!

  • ellie schmidt

    Congratulations Samantha on your accomplishments!
    I was the only female in several of my college chemistry classes, some fifty years ago. It is encouraging to see more girls choosing the sciences as their field of study..

  • stephen.gilman1

    STEM/STEAM for girls and at-risk kids are our top motivations for creating makerspaces for kids. MakerState is bringing makerspace learning in 21st Cen. science, tech, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills to after-schools. Check us out at and let us know what you think!

  • ListenGirlfriends!

    Such an inspirational post!! You are a trailblazer for young women! Would love to connect...I have a blog that focuses on gender and all things girl power.
    Would love to have you as part of our facebook community as well, we could really need some fierce voices from younger women:

    Keep on going girlfriend! :) You rock.

    • Liz Dwyer

      So nice of you to offer this! Her story is indeed inspirational--love seeing so many young women engaged in STEM.

      • ListenGirlfriends!

        Yes! Now if we could encourage more young men to work in traditionally female-dominated professions, such as nursing and teaching, we'd be good to go :)