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Woman taking selfie with group of girls (ITS Surabaya)

Empowering girls in Southeast Asia through STEM

In July, 70 female secondary school students from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines attended a State Department STEM camp.
June Huh smiling while holding up medal (© Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. medal winner transforms study of higher mathematics

June Huh became the first person of Korean descent to win the Fields Medal, mathematics' top award, this year. Learn more.
Men playing chess outdoors (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Where do Americans play chess? Everywhere.

World Chess Day is July 20. Take a look at where Americans play chess and learn why the game is increasingly attracting children.
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How U.S. students gain financial literacy

Financial education is now being taught in many U.S. secondary schools, and nonprofit groups are pushing to make it happen nationwide.
Hank Aaron swinging bat at home plate (© AP Images)

Americans we lost in 2021

As we look back on 2021, we say farewell to many notable Americans who left their mark on the world. Here are a few of those trailblazers.
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America leads in higher education

New global rankings show that U.S. schools dominate the world's top universities. Many top U.S. schools excel in both STEM subjects and the arts.
Small helicopter flying over barren surface of Mars (NASA JPL)

Meet the Burmese American who led NASA’s flight on Mars [video]

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Woman wearing safety glasses while looking at equipment (Courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.