Transportation Design Talk Sparks Interest at Columbus School

Recently, Kristine Connolly, Tracey Nixon, and Elizabeth Royster from the WTS Columbus Chapter Transportation YOU Committee hosted a transportation design talk for the Columbus School for Girls Upper School Design Class. The presentation was a perfect fit for this audience, as the school’s motto is … [Read more...]

Utah’s First Transportation YOU Youth Summit

The WTS Northern Utah launched its Transportation YOU initiative with a day-long transportation summit on May 22, 2013. The day began with the arrival of 42 6th - 8th graders from two participating schools: a charter school focused on science education and a public school. Upon arrival the girls … [Read more...]

4 Common Myths About STEM Education

A recent article on Smart Planet, "Making the Case for STEM Skills--for Everyone," argued that everyone--not just scientists and engineers--should have some basic knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  As the need for STEM experts continues to rise, even in the face of … [Read more...]

Infographic: 10 Startling STEM Stats

An article recently published by pointed to some startling facts about the current state of minorities, including women, in STEM, the studies of science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the piece, "despite major changes in American demographics over the past … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln’s STEM-Making Law

The Journal Advocate recently published an article recognizing an important point in history that made STEM education possible today: on July 2, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, providing that land would be granted to state and territorial governments to provide … [Read more...]

Infographic: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The Girl Scouts Research Institute recently published a study titled Generation STEM: What Girls Say About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  According to The Girl Scouts of America, the intention of this research project was to add to the body of knowledge on girls and young women and STEM … [Read more...]