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EMPOWERING THROUGH LITERATURE!

Meet South Africa’s first black female police pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba & creator of "Girl Fly" a girls club for STEM education!

“I never thought aviation or becoming a pilot was a viable career choice for me as I have never seen anyone that looks like me following that career,” that is a quote from Refilwe Ledwaba, South African Police Service’s first female pilot.Born and bred in Lenyenye in a single-parent household with six siblings in a semi-rural township of the Limpopo province of South Africa, Ledwaba could not pursue a career in science due to outstanding university fees.She ended up at an interview for a

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BLACK WOMAN PROMOTES TECH EDUCATION BY INVENTING THE FIRST COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION DOLL

When Nigerian-born software engineer Bukola Somide worked in corporate America, she would often be the only woman or Black person sitting in the board room during meetings; a common experience for women of color in the field as they make up a mere 3 percent of the tech workforce. The lack of representation fueled Somide to spark change. Now, the entrepreneur is exposing children of color to STEM careers through the creation of the Somi Doll; the first interactive computer science

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This Could Make the Difference in Getting More Girls Involved in STEM

Samone Thompson is a middle school STEM teacher and children’s author. Originally from Alabama, she moved to Oklahoma after college to serve in Teach For America. She currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she mentors young girls of color on career opportunities in underrepresented STEM fields. As an educator and advocate, she has found a passion in assisting efforts to provide more representation of women of color in STEM.This is her story…In middle school, I was the girl who

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Oregon Middle School wins in national STEM contest earning them over 50K in tech & materials from Samsung!

Their project addresses how to detect black ice to prevent car accidentsSISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) — Sisters Middle School has been named one of the winners in Oregon in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The school was chosen from thousands of entries nationwide as one of the 100 winners from 50 states.The school’s entry was a proposed project addressing how to detect black ice on the roads to prevent future car accidents. The project is a programmable road sign that alerts drivers of where

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What’s The Best Place For Those Looking To Begin A Career In STEM?

BEYA is where STEM thought leaders meet to network and find solutions to workplace challenges. Hosted by the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, the conference is co-sponsored by Aerotek and Boston Scientific Corporation.Aerotek is a leading recruitment and staffing agency worldwide and they are a participant and sponsor of this year’s 34th annual BEYA STEM

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