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"We the Geeks" on Women Role Models
Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!


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“We the Geeks" is a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, turning science fiction to science fact, and others will be discussed with Administration officials and key private sector contributors. They invite you to join the conversation using the hashtag #WeTheGeeks.

Today at 1:00 p.m. ET, "We the Geeks" is hosting a new episode on women role models. The live Google+ Hangout will feature women and girl STEM leaders sharing their stories and advice to inspire young women to discover their inner geeks, and become the inventors and leaders of tomorrow.

Be sure to tune in to hear from an all-star line-up, including:

  • Kari Byron -- host of the Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" and the Science Channel's "Head Rush"
  • Amanda Wills -- Associate Managing Editor, Mashable
  • Jacqueline Howard -- host/producer of The Huffington Post's "Talk Nerdy to Me" and associate editor of HuffPost Science
  • Ellen Stofan -- NASA Chief Scientist
  • Debbie Sterling -- CEO, GoldieBlox
  • Courtney Robinson -- Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Howard University
  • Ma'Kese Wesley and Isis Thompson -- young inventors, FIRST LEGO League competitors, and White House Science Fair attendees

You can watch the Hangout today at 1:00 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/WeTheGeeks, and join the conversation by asking questions on Twitter using #WeTheGeeks.

Ma'kese Wesley takes a picture of President Obama at the second White House Science Fair.

Ma'kese Wesley takes a picture as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the second White House Science Fair in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Also, check out our bibliography that features books about Women in STEM. The PDF file is attached to the post.


Posted 20 Mar 2014 10:50 AM by Maria Sosa