What STEAM toys and tools do the young women in your life use?

By WITT

Did you know that a surprisingly large number of species – from squid to lizards to humans – engage in play? But why? In Dr. Sam Wang and Dr. Sandra Aamodt’s book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College, the authors explore how play enhances brain development in children.…

The changing nature of careers for young women

By WITT

Does what young girls like to do now shape how they are thinking about a future career? How? Here’s our perspective: many of today’s young girls have the tools and opportunities to do great things as they grow up. Education is getting more interactive. There’s a lot more learning of different types available online. And…

Can we take an unbiased look at how we frame technology for young girls?

By WITT

One of our goals here at Women In Tech Tribe (WITT) is to spotlight amazing opportunities that exist for young women who have taken the ideas of STEM, and introduced art into it. The world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) offers options that are still far too undiscovered for our personal taste!…

The small but powerful difference between STEM and STEAM

By WITT

While STEM quite literally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and their usage in guiding education, STEAM is gaining an exciting mainstream understanding. STEAM education is “an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking” according to The Institute…

Women in Tech: The Younger Set Shaking Up the World of Tech

By WITT

“When you increase the number of girls in tech, you also see a shift in the problems that are being addressed and the solutions. And I’m excited to be a part of that.” ~ Damilola Awofisayo, WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge winner When we started this second series of articles back in October, the goal was…

Women in Tech: Nurturing the Next Generation

By WITT

“I have very personally felt the overwhelming loneliness, self-doubt, and frustration that often comes with the minority status of a woman in engineering. As much as I can help others get through or avoid those difficult stretches that I myself had to weather, I’d like to. As a bonus, the more women (and minorities) that…