Diversity Matters

October 23, 2017 -

We all know that diversity matters: McKinsey’s research suggests that highly ethnically diverse teams outperform the industry average by as much as 35 percent, while highly gender diverse teams p…

Sparking Motivation to Broaden Participation

September 18, 2017 -

Recently, while speaking with a healthcare executive who oversees 38,000 employees I asked about how the organization finds their next generation of leaders. She shared with me the challenges her org…

Digital Equity in STEM—The Role of Quality Content

February 10, 2016 -

I believe that digital learning has great potential to close the diversity gap in STEM education and careers, and give traditionally underrepresented students more motivation and opportunities to succ…

The STEM Skills Gap and Three Ways Employers Can Help

August 14, 2015 - 

I recently had the opportunity to join 200 education, nonprofit, and industry leaders at the GE Foundation’s summer conference: Bridging the Gap: Success for Tomorrow with STEM Skills T…

Bring the Real World into Your Students’ STEM Capstone Projects

May 22, 2015 - 

Now that AP tests are over, how are you engaging your students? What sort of capstone projects do you assign to wrap up the year? If your classroom looks anything like mine, May includes a mixtu…