Check out the STEM-robotics articles below that have appeared in the news recently. These articles reinforce our mission and the importance of preparing young women for future careers in STEM fields.

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Thousands of students from dozens of countries are in Detroit this week competing in the biggest youth robotics event in the world. Here in the United States, about 12% of schools have a FIRST team, serving 18% of the students. So, there's still a lot of kids out there that don't have easy access to our programs."

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These girls have built robots since they were toddlers. Now they’re competing on a world stage. The three girls have spent the past several months not only building their own robot but also contacting teams from around the world to offer their assistance with everything from technical troubleshooting to dealing with the heat of a Washington summer.

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Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology. They bring a wealth of experience from roles ranging from CEO to software engineer; I asked each of woman two questions

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This Latina Air Force Veteran Is Changing the Face of STEM and the Drone Industry. This engineer has a wonder woman resume that includes serving in the Air Force, being named by Fortune as one of the women shaping the drone industry and a Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Company.

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Women must act now, or male-designed robots will take over our lives. Algorithms are displaying white male bias, and automation is decimating our jobs – we have a lot to lose unless we get involved.

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Girls Are More Engaged When They’re ‘Doing Science’ Rather Than ‘Being Scientists’. Asking young girls to “do science” leads them to show greater persistence in science activities than does asking them to “be scientists,” researchers at New York University and Princeton University find.

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Meet The First Black Woman To Earn A Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. From Nation’s Top Program. Ciara Sivels knew she was going to make history, but she really wanted to focus on finishing her Ph.D. program first.

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"Para que una niña comience una carrera científica tiene que superar muchas barreras culturales" El número de científicas continúa aumentando, pero lo hace de forma desigual, y la proporción de mujeres algunas áreas continúa estancada en cifras muy bajas.

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Girls get tech. They just need others to believe it. New research explores how access to technology helps put girls on par with boys.

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How I became captain of the winning all-girls Afghan robotics team. Fatemah Qaderyan is the captain of Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team. She gave a talk last month at the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum in New York about the importance of empowering Afghan girls and women with technology.

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How Robot Hands are Evolving to Do What Ours Can. Robotic hands could only do what vast teams of engineers programmed them to do. Now they can learn more complex tasks on their own.

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The Designers Helping Us Embrace Robots. Engineers and computer experts created robots. Now, a new exhibition shows that it is the turn of designers to encourage us to embrace them, says William Cook.

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Will Robots Take Our Children's Job? Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.“Because they work for you,” he said. What I didn’t have the heart to tell him is, someday he might work for them — or, I fear, might not work at all, because of them.

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Can Robots Help Get More Girls Into Science and Tech? The United States has a serious problem with getting women into STEM jobs and keeping them there. Silicon Valley and other employers bear the most responsibility for that: Discrimination, both overt and subtle, works to keep women out of the workforce. But this society of ours also perpetuates gender stereotypes, which parents pass on to their kids. Like the one that says boys enjoy building things more than girls.

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Nicaragua en el radar de la Robótica Educativa. En el país, quienes se dedican a la construcción de equipos altamente sofisticados lo están haciendo a través de robótica educativa


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Women & STEM: It's Not Just a Numbers Problem. Women have been problem solvers as long as women have existed. The representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields —known as STEM — is a problem that not only has not been solved, but also needs better solutions. And it’s much easier to resolve an issue when the people who have solutions are also allowed at the problem-solving table.

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Girls Rock STEM. Standardized tests reveal virtually no gap in academic ability between boys and girls. Yet while women now outnumber men in college, they earn just 20 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in engineering; along with engineering, computer science and physics remain male-dominated fields.


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What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About. This week, the FIRST Global Challenge, a highly anticipated robotics competition for 15- to 18-year-olds from 157 countries, ended the way it began — with controversy.


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Why coding needs a stronger emphasis in every school. Coding and robotics can be incorporated into content areas easily from sequencing activities to writing.


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Coding the New Vocationalism. Goodbye to old vocational education preparing youth for jobs in an industrial economy. Hello to the new vocational education of teaching coding and computer science to all U.S. students


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This camp at a Northern Virginia university shows girls a future in STEM. The camp was not just about learning details in science and math, though that was pretty cool. At FOCUS, Knight said, girls learn to use their “bold voice.” They learn to network. They learn to work as a team. And they learn that it is fine to speak up, and not be timid.

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Mujeres que guían vehículos de exploración en Marte. Marzo es el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer en Estados Unidos. Para celebrarlo, ¿qué mejor que un equipo de mujeres que guían vehículos de exploración en Marte?