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The recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing meant the resurrection of images depicting NASA’s anxious mission-control analysts, almost all of whom were white males, sporting white shirts, black ties and crewcuts. As far as 1969 viewers were concerned, rocket scientist was a job for men with bad haircuts.
On this Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., imagine the reaction if you mixed 54 girls and a bunch of Intel employee-mentors at a weeklong camp about robotics, drones, coding, artificial intelligence and more.
“Thank you for teaching us!” camper Ana Maria Santos wrote.
STEAM Initiative, Powered by the Home Depot and Discovery Education, Encourages Young Scientists and Engineers to Make Things that will Solve Problems
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The Home Depot and Discovery Education have joined forces to help STEAM-power classrooms and homes across the country as students prepare for the careers of tomorrow. With 10 million students from grades K-12 participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, Science Fair Central aims to give students the tools to take their projects to the next level. Head over to the #ScienceFairCentral for a wave of new activities and a #STEM-themed escape room to get you and your students prepared for this school year’s science fair season.
“One Intel” is not a bumper sticker, it’s not a slogan, it is action that exemplifies how we bring Intel employees, resources and technology together to solve real world problems. Last week, at the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp in Bend, Oregon – we did just that. The U.S. State Department, Intel , Girl Up, along with other partners, founded WiSci STEAM Camps in 2015. Over the past four years, we’ve supported camps in Rwanda, Peru, Malawi, Namibia and Georgia.
Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. Our future success – and our nation’s technological advantage – depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. Our success also depends on our commitment to operating with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.
This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood: An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.