Tag: technology

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist – Part 3

In Part 2 of her interview last week, Liz Heinecke talked to us all about her different projects, including her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist; her work with NASA; and her new book, “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids.” With everything she has going on, it’s truly a wonder she finds time for it all!   In… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Microbiologist, teacher, writer, and mother, Liz Heinecke has built a career in science on her desire to help make science fun, engaging, and simple for kids. Her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist, aims to share easy, everyday experiments and activities that parents can do at home to make science a regular and enjoyable part of their kids’ lives and daily routines.… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science – Part 3

In Part 2 of her interview last Wednesday, engineer and data scientist Lillian Pierson shared her thoughts on women in STEM and gave us some details on the experiences that she has had as a woman working in data science and technology. She also expressed her thoughts on the importance of getting women into STEM in order… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last Wednesday, engineer and data scientist Lillian Pierson talked to us about her professional background and training. She also shared some interesting aspects of her personal journey, which have made her work and experiences unique over the years.   Today, Pierson delves a bit deeper into the topic of… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science

Recently, we featured an article on the blog discussing women in STEM. We were inspired by the Twitter chat on the topic which took place in honor of International Day of the Girl, and quite frankly, have been rather captivated by it since. We decided to begin our own ‘Women Leaders in STEM’ series dedicated… Read More

Girl Power: CNN Celebrates International Day of the Girl with Twitter Chat on Girls in STEM

Today, October 11, marks the third annual International Day of the Girl, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about gender inequality as well as celebrating the advancement of girls and women around the world.   A CNN Twitter chat celebrating girls in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – which was held just… Read More

Where Technology is Taking Us (SPOILER ALERT: It Isn’t Towards Human Closeness)

We’ve all experienced it: you’re sitting in a room with friends or family, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, two minutes go by, and no one is speaking. You look around only to find that everyone in the room has their eyes locked on their own respective electronic device. The TV is probably running, as well. We… Read More

For The First Time, Computer Bot Passes Turing Test…Or Does It?

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” With this rousing opening line, Alan Turing began his seminal 1950 paper on “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” and ushered in a futurist paradise (or nightmare, depending on your outlook) where the line between humans and their mechanical creations is rendered ever more blurred by the bounding… Read More