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5 Black Pioneers in STEM

February 01, 2023

Happy Black History Month! Now is not only a time to reflect on the achievements of Black individuals and communities, but also a time to recognize the ongoing struggle for racial equality and social justice. From the earliest days of recorded history, Black scientists, inventors, and mathematicians have been at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation, but their…

8 Reasons to Start Coding Young

January 01, 2023

In our increasingly digital world, lots of parents want their kids to become computer-literate — and why shouldn’t they? The question is, when should they start learning? According to Harvard, the younger the better. As it turns out, most professional programmers started learning their trade early in life. According to Stack Overflow’s 2020 Developers survey, over 54 percent of professional…

5 Sci Fi Authoresses Who Made The Universe More Magical

January 01, 2023

Did you know that the creator of the cell phone—Martin Cooper—says he got the idea from Star Trek? Or that the inventor of the helicopter cites science fiction author and legend Jules Verne as his inspiration? Many iconic works of science fiction have influenced the STEM world by inspiring the development of then-futuristic tech that we now take for granted. STEM researchers today still use ideas…

CSEdWeek Project Roundup

December 07, 2022

This year, the second week of December is Computer Science Education Week — an annual call to action to inspire students to learn computer science and advocate for STEM equity! We're celebrating by doing a round-up of our coders' favorite projects, coded in Scratch, WoofJS, CodePen, and more. Scroll down to see what our coders have been dreaming up in our classes!

3 Ways That Computer Science Has Powered Innovation In Other Fields

December 01, 2022

Happy Computer Science Education Week! This year’s theme is #CSEverywhere, honoring the impact of computer science in a boggling array of industries, career paths, subjects, and everyday activities. In honor of #CSEdWeek 2022, we’ve gathered 3 surprising ways that computer science has catalyzed innovation EVERYWHERE.