The Portalist Awaits

While bearing witness to this tire fire of an election, unchecked police terror, and corruption at every turn, we blerds, nerds, geeks et al take refuge in our fandoms and hobbies for self care. We also rally around important movements and engage in essential conversations from #WeNeedDiverseBooks to #SayHerName. It's important to remember that...

Transforming the Narrative Surrounding Girls, Women, and Science Genius Games Launches Science Wide Open

  Let’s face it - when asked for a list of female scientists, most people would start and end with just one name: Marie Curie. History, however, is filled with women who made astounding scientific discoveries, and made them in a world that often diminished or even stole those discoveries. It’s time to transform this...

BGN Dragon Con: Attendees Needed For Con Feedback

While the Dragon Con stores were being dismantled, volunteer staff were standing in gutted gaming suites carefully rolling up chords, and con goers were making the slow, bag-laden march toward the exits and their normal lives, Dragon Con co-chairs, Rachel Reeves and Dave Cody hosted a small group of attendees for a con wrap up, debrief,  and feedback...

PBS Media is Crowdfunding Comic Books to Teach Kids S.T.E.M.

  On Monday, Independent comic book publisher PBS Media, headed by writer, creator and New Jersey robotics and math teacher Naseed Gifted, launched a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter to raise $8,500 for the production of the next comic book in its series. One of the unique stretch goals is a donation to a robotics camp...

‘Orphan Black’ 4×10 “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

  In arguably the best season finale in Orphan Black history, Rachel is at her most terrifying as she fulfills her true intentions she has had since the beginning of the series — run Neolution. I thought she and Susan were going to patch things up and become a mother-daughter duo running the movement. But...

‘Orphan Black’ 04×08 “The Redesign of Natural Objects”

This week on Orphan Black, the Ledas are now scrambling in this episode in figuring out what to do next now that their program is no longer the Neolutionists’ main priority. But MK reaches out to her sisters via Kira to investigate Detective Duko’s involvement in Neolution and to form a new strategy to...

Founder of Girls 4 Science: Jackie Lomax

  Jackie Lomax quickly realized the lack of science programs available for minority girls. With a goal to empower her daughter and other girls to pursue their passions, Jackie founded Girls 4 Science; Chicago’s only all girls’ science initiative for students 10-18 years old.   Girls 4 Science (G4S) works to provide hands on experience and professional...

Bring Computer Science to your School Start with an Hour of Code

  From the family at Hour of Code please read below: Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students...

In Case You Missed It…Science Podcast w/ Shareef Jackson & Danielle Lee 5/11/14

We will have guests Shareef Jackson and Danielle Lee discuss all things Science! If you're a Science geek as well as a fan of the hit primetime series Cosmos, then this is the show for you!Shareef Jackson: Shareef views on science and technology have been featured on sources such as NPR, Scientific American,...

Census Bureau Reports Women’s Employment in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Jobs Slowing

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations – commonly referred to as STEM jobs – has slowed since the 1990s, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Women's employment in STEM has slowed because their share in computer occupations declined to 27 percent in 2011 after reaching a...
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