There is a lot written about the disparity of women in the STEM fields. Only 19.1% of engineering graduates are women, but even worse, according to an NSF study only 11% of practicing engineers are women. Enter Million Women Mentors, a new initiative to provide women interested in STEM fields with mentorship throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Continue reading Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls
Now this is really working for the weekend! The geniuses at Empire Robotics have developed your ideal party partner in the form of the Versaball robot. Owing its sudsy supremacy to an innovative suction grip design and well-placed cup sensors, the robot has potential for uses beyond the frat house.
Time is by far the most important factor in an emergency. What if an ambulance could arrive within seconds of a cardiac event, rather than minutes or hours? Alec Momont, a graduate student at TU Delft in the Netherlands, asked exactly that. Continue reading Student Spotlight: Alec Momont Invents Life-Saving Ambulance Drone
Net neutrality was a hot-button issue for 2014, more so than anyone anticipated. Proponents argue that keeping access to an open Internet (as opposed to privatization) is the best way to encourage learning and innovation well into the future.