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An online summer camp for maker kids

Hey, young readers: Instead of another summer uttering the dreaded phrase “I’m bored,” how about meeting a NASA astronaut or building a working potato cannon? Maker Camp, which kicks off its second year on July 8, is different kind of summer camp for kids and teens. Instead of canoes and kickball, it has microcontrollers and […]

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Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s Pretty

The Huffington Post  | By Caroline Bologn A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female. People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of […]

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Summer Programs Aim to Hack Tech’s Diversity Problem BY WILBORN P. NOBLES, III Some kids spend their summer hanging by the pool. Others study up to solve the diversity problem in America’s tech industry. Across the country, summer programs are aimed at addressing a “pipeline problem” in science, technology, and math, encouraging students from underrepresented backgrounds –- African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans –- into […]

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