STEM

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Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

High school girls in Wyoming are changing the game of coding for their school — and helping their community in the process.
Woman standing with arms crossed in front of blackboard (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)

U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.
Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Two people standing in bucket by power lines (Claire Novak)

Women break boundaries in the energy sector

USAID is working in nine countries to increase the number of women in the energy sector,  especially in higher-paying technical and leadership positions.
Five female astronaut candidates (NASA)

5 future astronauts (and a teacher) you need to know

On February 11, celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some women NASA is preparing to be the future of STEM and space.
Karlie Kloss and three young women sitting around a table (© George Etheredge/The New York Times/Redux)

Learning to code with model Karlie Kloss [video]

Find out how model Karlie Kloss' curiosity about how Instagram worked ultimately helped more than 1,000 girls and young women in America learn how to code.
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Women inventors you should know [video]

Meet inventors who have broken barriers in science and technology to create some of today’s common and critical inventions, including the refrigerator, solar home and data-processing software.
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!