STEM

IBM & NASA: Working Side-by-Side to Land on the Moon

This Saturday, July 20th, is the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest technological achievements: landing people on the Moon, and subsequently returning them safely to Earth. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to reach the Moon by the end of the decade, and in 1969 an extraordinary collaboration between the public and […]

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Nova Scotia Taps into Tomorrow’s Potential

The Government of Nova Scotia continually works to support the future potential of our students and help create opportunities for young people to see a future for themselves in our province. We are pleased to announce a new option for students through a unique IBM-inspired program that will provide more opportunity in the information technology […]

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In Their Own Words: Leading Women in Tech Confront the Gender Gap

This Saturday, July 20th, is the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest technological achievements: landing people on the Moon, and subsequently returning them safely to Earth. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to reach the Moon by the end of the decade, and in 1969 an extraordinary collaboration between the public and […]

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Women of Color in STEM Take Center Stage at the Oscars

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds the 89th Oscars this Sunday, I’ll be rooting for “Hidden Figures” to win Best Picture, and Octavia Spencer to win Best Supporting Actress. Since both Black History Month and National Engineers Week occur in February, it would be great if during this month, the movie […]

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Revealing the ‘Hidden Figures’ of STEM

Watch this short video on the making of the inspirational, Hidden Figures, a movie based on the acclaimed book of the same name that chronicles the early lives of three remarkable African American women who helped NASA calculate man’s first orbital flights around Earth.

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Bringing ‘Hidden Figures’ of Innovation to STEM

When I saw the movie Hidden Figures, I was struck by the determination of the so-called human “computers” – the African-American women whose mathematical calculations made it possible for astronaut John Glenn to be launched into orbit during the 1960s Space Race that coincided with American advances in Civil Rights. The inspiring stories of these […]

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