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If you haven’t checked out Women in Science – PDX, you should

Before I started my career in the lab (more than a decade ago now) I was blissfully unaware of the need for professional women in science organizations. I didn’t realize that I would eventually yearn for a community of other ladies, with a passion for science, that I could go to for advice and insight. …

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Should STEAM be the New STEM?

I know, I know. I just posted about STEM education not too long ago. Essentially, it combines various principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Subjects are presented together through learning activities that involve problem-solving in “real-world” scenarios. The idea is to strengthen (mainly K-12) students’ foundation within these STEM subjects. By the time these …

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What is STEM and Why is it Important?

Featured photo by Kelly Sikkema It seems likely that many parents with young-ish children have heard of STEM by now. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The United State has an ever increasing demand for people trained in STEM fields, making education more important now than ever. STEM education STEM education is …