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  • Women in STEM Episode 28 – Pooja Sund, Engineering PM Director at Microsoft

    Interview with Pooja Sund, Engineering PM Director at Microsoft, where she leverages her passion for technology, data analytics and leadership. She is a Gold medalist and three-time CFO Award winner, showcasing her commitment to delivering exceptional results. She has 17+ years of global experience in setting visionary goals and successfully executing them by leading high-performing teams. Pooja also actively contributes as a Board member at Pacific Northwest University and co-leads the Women at Microsoft ERG. As a keynote speaker, she has worked with organizations such as the FBI, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, USPS, IIA National and regional chapters in the US and Canada.

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    Women in STEM Episode 23 – Valerie Woolard, Software Developer for NationBuilder

    Interview with Valerie Woolard, who is a Software Developer at NationBuilder. She’s also been a Search Quality Associate at Google and interned at McSweeney’s as an assistant editor, fact checker, copy-editor and journalist. Find her at http://www.valeriewoolard.com/

  • Announcing the Google CS Engagement Small Awards Program

    Google has created the CS Engagement Small Grants Program to support educators teaching introductory computer science courses in reaching their engagement and retention goals. Unrestricted gifts of $5k will be given to selected applicants’ universities. All educators who are teaching CS1 and CS2 courses at the post-secondary level are encouraged to apply — applications will…

  • National Math + Science Initiative Boosts College Readiness for More Than 13,000 Students Nationwide

    Student enrollment in college-level math, science and English courses boosted by more than 50,000 in the 2013-2014 year due to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). NMSI, which is working in just 566 schools, also raised the number of Advanced Placement qualifying exam scores by more than 18,500 exams, representing 13,000 additional students who…

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    Learn Science: Photosynthesis – What is it & How does it work?

    It’s pretty commonly known that plants use photosynthesis to make food/energy, but do you know how it works? The Amoeba Sisters break down this complex issue into this fun video:

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    Lucy Shapiro, Pioneering Biologist, Will Receive 2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University

    Lucy Shapiro, professor of developmental biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive the 2014 Pearl meister Greengard Prize, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding women in science, from The Rockefeller University. Shapiro’s work in developmental biology illuminated the mechanisms that control the differentiation of cells in all living things, from the simplest organisms to…

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    NSF Sponsors Community College Innovation Challenge

    Teams of community college students with a faculty mentor and a community or industry partner are encouraged to submit their proposals for innovative STEM-based solutions to real-world problems within one of the following themes: Bid Data, Infrastructure Security, Sustainability (including water, food, energy, environment), Broadening Participation in STEM, and Improving STEM Education. This challenge furthers…

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    IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference Call for Speakers

    Pitch your speaking idea to the 2015 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC), which will be held April 23-25, 2015 in San Jose, CA. This year’s theme is Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World. and the conference will be focused on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Conference attendees include 400-500…

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    First NSF Genealogy of Life (GoLife) Awards

    Evolution on earth can be modeled on a “tree of life” which shows the genealogical relationships among living and extinct creatures. Charles Darwin first used the term “tree of life” in the early 1800s to describe the concept of a branching-off of species from ancestors. Now we use the term phylogeny, devised by biologist Ernst Haeckel,…

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    Learn Science: Plant Structure & Adaptations

    Plants are true survivors. The entertaining Amoeba Sisters explain plant structure and how plants adapt to survive in different environments, as well as three reactants important for photosynthesis and how plants obtain them.