Tag: STEM

Women leaders in STEM: Regina Agyare, software developer and social entrepreneur

Growing up in Ghana, Regina Agyare remembers the weight of the expectations placed upon her from an early age.   “Growing up, you were kind of told what you were going to do back then. I was good in math or science, so I was told I was going to be a doctor.”   It’s a… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer and artist

Last week, Lucianne Walkowicz shared details on the connections she has drawn between astronomy and other parts of her life, like art. Specifically, she discussed how a big part of drawing these connections comes down to building science communication in society. She hopes that using novel methods to making science relatable and approachable to everybody… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer and artist

Last week, we discovered the inspiration behind Lucianne Walkowicz’s interest in astronomy. She shared the details of her journey in the field, from her education to her career. But for Walkowicz, so much of her story is about more than her own passion for astronomy; it’s about sharing that passion with others, and making astronomy… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lucianne Walkowicz, Astronomer and Artist

For astronomer and artist Lucianne Walkowicz, it’s not hard to pinpoint the moment she knew she wanted to pursue astronomy. “I had been in a high school research program run by the NY Academy of Sciences in the summer between junior and senior years, where I worked in a solid state physics lab,” says Walkowicz.… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last week, rocket scientist Natalie Panek talked to us about how she first discovered her interest for space and how her desire to pursue a career in aerospace technology was born out of that interest. She shares how her career led her to start working in robotics and how… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer

For so many people, the thought of space exploration is a reality so removed from their own that it seems almost unreal. For rocket scientist Natalie Panek, space exploration has always been a serious goal — one which she has been working towards since the beginning of her career in the aerospace industry, including her… Read More

Oh What Fun It Is to Code: Google’s Made with Code Initiative Launches Holiday Coding Project

Earlier this year, Google joined forces with supporters like Seventeen, TechCrunch, Chelsea Clinton, Girl Scouts of the USA, and actress Mindy Kaling to launch an initiative called Made with Code. The program was created with the intention of making coding approachable and appealing to youth, particularly young girls. It was all about creating a strong… Read More