STEM http://kalw.org en Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-interview-stanford-math-education-researcher-jo-boaler <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Jen Chien 43121 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler Women in STEM: Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-terri-winston-and-women-s-audio-mission <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-a1c07c24-05c5-6144-daf4-4042bc33f64a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Picture a scientist in a white lab coat holding a test tube up to the light. Or a brilliant computer geek hunched over a keyboard. These are stereotypes we associate with STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But there are a lot of industries involving STEM skills that don’t fit those stereotypes.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:04:13 +0000 Jen Chien 41578 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission Women in STEM: Interview with Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0 http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-interview-shaherose-charania-women-20 <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">While some high-profile women--like Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook, or Marissa Meyer at Yahoo--have made it to the top of the tech world, few women are waiting to succeed them.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">In 2010, women earned JUST </span><a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-24.pdf" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">18% of computer science degrees</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">. And while women are the main users of </span><a href="http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/March/Pew-Internet-Social-Networking-full-detail.aspx" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">online social networking</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;"> and </span><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/03/21/women-are-the-rocket-fuel-of-ecommerce/" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">e-commerce</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">, most leaders of these companies are men.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:00:38 +0000 Jen Chien 39709 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Interview with Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0 Youth Radio: Giving brightest kids the “cram school” experience, online http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-giving-brightest-kids-cram-school-experience-online <p style="font-family: 'helvetica neue', helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 16px;">About 18 months ago, novice entrepreneur Sue Khim flew to San Francisco from her home in Illinois to take part in an uncommonly public version of a Silicon Valley rite of passage — the pitch. With thousands of other young techies in the audience, she was scheduled to be onstage at the Launch Festival, a showcase for “stealth” startups that have managed to keep their products out of the&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/startups/" style="color: rgb(68, 153, 221);">voracious tech press</a>, or have as-yet-unreleased products to announce.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:18:20 +0000 Nishat Kurwa 30659 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Giving brightest kids the “cram school” experience, online