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Govt's new online tool to help Kiwi girls & women into STEM careers

Govt's new online tool to help Kiwi girls & women into STEM careers The Ministry of Women has released a new tool designed to get young girls and women into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, particularly as the economy heads into a STEM skills-based territory.Womens' Minister Louise Upton announced the launch of 'STEM Directory', a new online tool designed to identify initiatives, programmes and associations to help females connect and learn about STEM subjects.

Meteorologists to the world: "Don't call me weather girl"

Meteorologists to the world: "Don't call me weather girl" Female meteorologists have a simple request: Stop labeling us educated, highly trained scientists as "weather girls.It's that simple," said Ginger Zee, a meteorologist on Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight.

How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day

How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day A year later, Team 100% Enthusiasm has been renamed Team Tactile.Right before the hackathon, the young women were sitting in Xia's bedroom, deciding what to build.

Sony STEM Toy 'Koov' Launches in Japan

Sony STEM Toy 'Koov' Launches in Japan The electronics giant is releasing its first robotics kit for next-generation innovators.“With Koov you can play with blocks and sensors to make fantastic creations,” the Sony Global Education website said.

The real stories of the NASA women celebrated in Lego form

The real stories of the NASA women celebrated in Lego form From astronomy to spaceflight, the five women immortalized in Lego form for this set each helped make NASA the world's preeminent space agency.So, to help you get excited before the new set hits stores in late 2017 or early 2018, here's a rundown of the lives and legacies of the women celebrated in Lego's Women of NASA.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.

Scientists may have found a way to make old blood stem cells act young again

Scientists may have found a way to make old blood stem cells act young again To achieve this, they’ve discovered a protein capable of boosting blood stem cells, which prompt them to act like the stem cells of younger people.More: Scientists may have discovered how to reverse the natural aging process “Older stem cells have several disadvantages,” Dr.

Scientists just developed a technique for mass producing synthetic blood

Scientists just developed a technique for mass producing synthetic blood A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant announced a recent breakthrough that makes it possible to mass produce red blood cells.It could be particularly useful for people with rare blood groups, which are difficult to match with the existing pool of donated blood.

This documentary inspires pilots to 'fly like a girl'

This documentary inspires pilots to 'fly like a girl' Katie McEntire Wiatt has a simple mission: Fill the skies with women.The teacher-turned-filmmaker is producing a documentary to inspire girls and young women to join aviation — a field that, like many science and technology careers, employs mostly men.

Build Your Own 8-Bit Game Console for $35

Build Your Own 8-Bit Game Console for $35 The open-source, Arduino-powered, handheld game console is fun and portable, but also a learning experience: It ships as a DIY kit, with various electronic components for you to build and customize.Starting at $35, the box costs as much as, if not less than, a new console game—Gajšak’s way of motivating kids to “learn something new and enter the wonderful world of DIY electronics.

Artificial organ may help patients form the cancer-fighting cells they need

Artificial organ may help patients form the cancer-fighting cells they need If said research happens to involve an artificial organ, which can be described as a “bionic thymus” — well, all the better.They’ve managed to use an artificial thymus to transform blood stem cells into T cells, the white blood cells that are used to help our immune system get their fight on.

'Superstars of STEM' want to engage more women in science and here's how

'Superstars of STEM' want to engage more women in science and here's how Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science and Technology Australia that aims to smash the stereotypical portrait of people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The plan is to identify 30 superstar women currently in STEM, and work with them to create role models for young women and girls, and thus move towards equal representation in the media of men and women in STEM.

This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech

This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech org, a nonprofit that works to create more diversity in tech, believes there's finally one promising solution within reach.That would be a popular new Advanced Placement course called Computer Science Principles.

Apparently physics is sexist.

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Girl Scouts adds 23 STEM badges in biggest rollout in nearly a decade

Girl Scouts adds 23 STEM badges in biggest rollout in nearly a decade Among the new offerings are badges focusing on robotics, coding, aviation design, and meteorology.One badge involves scouts going on an environmentally conscious camping trip.