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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women in STEM have been around for centuries, working in the long shadows of men. But everyday, powerful females have been making waves in this industry and stepping into the light. Today, we celebrate the women who helped pave the path for girls to excel in STE(A)M and those who took that torch and are lighting marvelous fires.

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National STEAM Day

It was in the early 2000’s that the United States realized the students in our nation weren’t keeping up with the standards of other countries with regards to education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, or what is now referred to as STEAM. Studies showed that there would be unfavorable consequences if the United States could not compete in the global economy as a result of inadequate education for our youth, who would then grow up to be ill prepared for the workforce. More in-depth international comparisons of education fueled heavy discussion in America, and further research unveiled the underlying needs of school systems in order to help guide the development of targeted solutions. Government officials...

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Women in STEM : Mae Jemison

Today we celebrate the badass American engineer, physician, and former astronaut Mae Jemison – who, on this day in 1992, became the first woman of color to grace space with her beautiful presence. During her eight day flight, Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds as she orbited the Earth twenty-seven times in the space shuttle Endeavor during a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan called STS-47. Fun Fact: This was also the 50th NASA shuttle mission. Jemison created media buzz in 1987 when she was accepted into the elite space program as the first black female astronaut. She was chosen out of approximately 2,000 applicants, becoming one of the fifteen people in the NASA Astronaut Group...

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