How educating girls can transform communities

For Fawzia, “literacy and education is as light. It also gives you power.” The 10-year-old aspires to become Afghanistan’s president. Fawzia is among the fortunate few to attend school in a country where women continue to battle for rights as simple as moving freely outside their homes. Around the world, 31 million young girls like…

How special needs students can benefit from STEM education

In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, scientists found that students diagnosed with autism had the highest STEM participation rates. “It may be that people with autism naturally think like scientists  They look for patterns, and, in science, you are always looking for patterns that you hope reflect a…

STEM-powered equity in higher ed

“…we are talking about the problems of low-income students more than ever, we are being honest about not having educated low-income kids,” says Hrabowski, who brims with a King-like determination and the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager. >>>

African-American Men: The Other STEM Minority

It’s not often that you hear calls for more men to participate in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Advocates consistently beat the drum to find ways to engage more female and minority students in STEM fields, which are still largely dominated by men.  But within that group is perhaps one of the most underrepresented demographics:…