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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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.