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#STEMGemInterview 💎 "Catherine Yeo was three years old when she discovered Sudoku puzzles at the back of magazines and newspapers. She would compete against her mother to see who could fill in the empty cells fastest, often beating her speed. Soon enough she became hooked on recognizing patterns and solving problems, fueling an interest in math and technology. Now, when the 16-year-old from San Jose isn’t leading PixelHacks, a 24-hour hackathon geared towards female high school students, she’s using the intel she gleaned from an Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) scholarship to continue to change the world through tech.

Teen Vogue spoke to Catherine about her mandate to strengthen the tech community among young girls and her proudest moments to date." https://www.teenvogue.com/story/catherine-yeo-pixelhacks-hackathon-interview #WomenInTech #WomenInSTEM #GirlsInSTEM #STEMGems #GiveGirlsRoleModels
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"I could tell you about how women who deign to pursue a career and have a family are often sentenced to the expectations that we must work as if family did not exist—and parent as if work did not exist. It’s the Schrödinger’s cat of being a working mother, which is not only unfair but also destructive on a personal, professional and societal level." https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-special-challenges-of-being-both-a-scientist-and-a-mom/ #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScience
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#GiveGirlsRoleModels 💎 "Over the last two decades, black women have become the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs, owning nearly 60% of all black businesses. 👩🏾‍💻 And if current efforts to diversify the STEM workforce have their intended impact, the number and scope of founders should increase as well: more than 90% of founders of 'unicorns' — companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more — previously worked at top tech firms. That will mean more chances of finding 'someone to identify with—someone to root for and aspire to be.'" https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/women-of-color-diversifying-entrepreneurship-in-silicon-valley-media-and-beyond/ #WomenInTech #WomenInSTEM #GirlsInSTEM
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Mahek Vara is a #STEMGem helping to change the world by teaching coding skills! 👩🏽‍🏫 "A London schoolgirl has set up her own charity while studying for her A-level exams and has already helped teach more than 70,000 children in India how to code.

Mahek Vara, 17, started Code Camp after being shocked at the poor facilities in many government schools in India. Her charity has so far provided computer coding lessons to more than 1,800 schools." 💎 #GirlsInSTEM #WomenInSTEM #GiveGirlsRoleModels https://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/coding-queen-70000-children-sign-up-to-course-run-by-student-as-she-does-alevels-a3799166.html
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So excited to announce the #STEMGemsBracelet! 💎 The STEM Gems Empowerment Bracelet is the symbolic reminder I wish I’d had when I got a less-than-perfect score on a math test, when I struggled through my intro physics class in college, when I was too afraid to speak up out of fear of being judged by my peers, and when I was the only female in my work environment and the imposter syndrome settled in. 💪 Think of it as a superpower bracelet — a beautiful and indelible symbol of unity and support, no matter the challenge or obstacle. 👭 A symbol of confidence, courage, and community, the STEM Gems Empowerment Bracelet is a reminder that girls rock in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! 👩‍🚀👩🏻‍💻👩🏼‍🔧👩🏿‍⚕️ Learn more and get the bracelet for the young women and #GirlsInSTEM in your life: http://stemgemsbook.com/the-stem-gems-empowerment-bracelet-a-symbol-of-confidence-courage-and-community/ #STEMGems #WomenInSTEM #GiveGirlsRoleModels
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#GiveGirlsRoleModels 👩🏻‍🏫👩🏽‍🏫👩🏼‍🏫 "These are the people addressing gender balance in the STEM pipeline, nurturing a new generation of women in STEM through education and outreach initiatives." 💎 #WomenInSTEM #GirlsInSTEM #STEMGems https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/women-invent-100-2018-education
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#STEMBooks 📚 "Happy National Women’s History Month! This March, celebrate with some biographical picture books. Ranging from women in STEM fields to women active in social justice movements and the arts, these are great for children (and parents!) looking to learn more about women both familiar and lesser-known." https://bookriot.com/2018/03/02/picture-books-for-womens-history-month/ 💎 #WomenInSTEM #GirlsInSTEM #STEMGems #GiveGirlsRoleModels
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"A new analysis finds that more female scientists have appeared in kids’ drawings in recent decades — going from nearly nonexistent in the 1960s to about a third in 2016." 👩‍🔬 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/kids-are-starting-picture-scientists-women #GirlsInSTEM #WomenInSTEM #STEMGems #GiveGirlsRoleModels
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Great interview with #STEMGem Dr. Christyl Johnson, NASA’s Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments! 💎 "Although things have significantly improved at NASA since the times represented in #HiddenFigures, I too have experienced similar struggles with racism and sexism. I resonate with the women in the movie because I see them as strong African American women who were determined to succeed despite their circumstances. That determination is what has gotten me to where I am today. NASA has identified me as a ‘modern figure’, so I hope that I and the other 'modern figures' continue to inspire our young girls to see themselves in that movie, and in STEM careers." https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelleking/2018/02/20/nasas-real-life-hidden-figure-on-how-to-advance-women-in-stem/#4527f9647ab9 #WomenInSTEM #GirlsInSTEM #STEMGems #GiveGirlsRoleModels
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📚 Wonderful write-up by DeKalb Schools about how the #STEMGemsClub has impacted elementary school students through the power of role models! 💎 "Each Monday at Sagamore Hills Elementary, more than 20 fifth grade students spend their lunchtime discussing future career options.

The Sagamore Hills STEM Gem Club is a group of female fifth graders who meet once a week to discuss accomplished women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The club is named after the book STEM Gems by Stephanie Espy, which profiles 44 female STEM industry leaders.

According to STEM teacher and club sponsor Stephanie Spencer, the STEM Gems Club was started in October 2017 after an inspiring presentation by Espy at the annual Georgia STEM Forum. Espy is also a Southwest DeKalb High alum.

'[Espy] was very motivational. She had a great message for girls,' said Spencer. 'I firmly agree that students need to be exposed to a large variety of possible STEM careers in their early years. I want to instill in them that they can do these fields even though it might be hard. As she says, ‘You can’t be, what you can’t see!’' http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/students/stem-gems-leading-by-example/
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