Check out this Newsweek article on Nerd Girls. It’s about how girls are embracing the term geek and letting their love of science and technology show. This article features a group of young women at Tufts who are building a solar car. It also provides a social comment on how geekdom is changing and how the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Math) are changing as well. It lists out some great resources for getting girls interested in math and science – TechBridge and MAGIC – More Active Girls In Computing.
So check out the nerdettes and don’t forget – get you own GirlMogul Computer Geek T-shirt right here.
Google – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Imagine my surprise when I saw this little link way off to the bottom right of the page on the WSJ. It’s a video clip of reporter Stacy Delo’s of Google’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering day. The clip profiles Ellen Spertus a research scientist for Google who talks about the program and about “grabbing” the interest and attention of girls into technology.
It also has clips from lots of the middle-schoolers themselves, talking about how they are going to change the way people think about girls and technology.
So check out the clip – it’s great.
And of course – for your geek chick Computer Geek shirt, be sure to check out our home site – GirlMogul.com
I just saw this article in the NY Times Geek Chic: Not Just for Boys. And it was perfect. As the title suggest, more girls are getting into technology – Girls have made the blogosphere their own. Girls are very comfortable with blogs and actively embrace the medium and the design and storytelling it goes with it. More girls than boys have sites, though boys seem more into posting videos of themselves to You Tube, while girls are out there building and nurturing a community. The whole article is well worth a read, but I thought I would pull out some of the sites and girls featured there so you could check out their work for yourselves.
Nicole Dominguez, 13, of Miramar, Fla., whose hobbies include designing free icons, layouts and “glitters” (shimmering animations) for the Web and MySpace pages of other teenagers. Her site is Sodevious.net,.
Martina Butler, 17, of San Francisco, who for three years has been recording an indie music show, Emo Girl Talk, from her basement. Check out Emogirltalk.com.
Agirlsworld.com, an interactive e-zine with articles written for and by girls.
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"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." Eleanor Roosevelt
That’s her – a First Lady, tireless humanitarian, author and all around larger than life lady. So as we begin a Thursday, instead of just winding down and settling in for the weekend, perk up, revive and get ready to take this day on – each new day is a challenge and a gift and a new opportunity – new people, new friends, new connections and new achievements. I have my goal list in front of me for the day and I am ready to go.
One of those goals was a blog post – I was originally going to give you another post on a famous early Girl Geek – don’t worry, it’s coming, but she turned out to be so fascinating that I need a little more time to do her justice.
The first profile was of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who worked in the 20th century, beginning in the 1940s. I promised you a profile of someone even "older" – any one guess who it’s going to be?
Post a comment if you have a guess and stay tuned!
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