14-Year-Old Creates Watch to Detect Signs of Stroke

Her award-winning invention is saving lives! In a display of youthful innovation, 14-year-old Naya Ellis from New Orleans has crafted a device aimed at detecting early signs of stroke. According to educational news outlet The 74, Naya’s creation, named WingItt, is a wristwatch equipped with sensors that measure heartbeat and nerve impulses, enabling it to […]

Actress Malinda Williams Launches HBCU Coding Boot Camp For Women

She learned a new skill and is now making it more accessible for the next generation! Malinda Williams, best known for her roles in The Wood and the Soul Food television series, is paving the way for a new era of empowerment by launching The E.S.T.E.A.M. Project—a coding boot camp dedicated to fostering diversity and […]

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Brings STEM Toy Line to Whole Foods

Young entrepreneur Ava N. Simmons, creator of Team Genius Squad, is set to introduce the Alternative Energy Experiment Kit series in Whole Foods Market stores, according to a press release. The toy brand focuses on American-made science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) toys and channels its profits into funding community STEM activities and supporting Ava’s […]

WIT Scholarship to Cover Full Costs for Black Students Pursuing STEM Careers

Wade Institute of Technology is looking to encourage Black students to pursue careers in STEM! WIT is an experiential Silicon Valley-based college for students of African descent pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. The college announced that it is accepting applications for the 2024 Wade Scholarship Program (WSP), which covers the full […]

Johns Hopkins Welcomes Second Cohort of HBCU STEM Scholars as Part of $150M Commitment

Johns Hopkins University has welcomed its second cohort of HBCU STEM students to join the prestigious Vivien Thomas Scholars program, Johns Hopkins University reports. Launched in 2021, the program is named for Vivien Thomas, a Black surgical laboratory supervisor who served at Johns Hopkins for nearly four decades, starting in the 1940s. Thomas trained numerous […]

28 Tips for Young Women in STEM from Everyday Hidden Figures

To celebrate the nationwide opening of “Hidden Figures”, we asked women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to share tips on how young girls can pursue a career in these fields. The response was overwhelming. Check out a few of our favorites below. First tip I would give is to not be intimidated by […]

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