Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • May 17, 2017

    Chicago’s Got a New STEM Resource: TechGirlz

    TechGirlz Girls learning about technology at TechGirlz events are usually doing one of two things: frowning seriously into a problem, or bubbling with excitement over their latest breakthrough. TechShopz are a combination of cerebral and silly, and are experiences meant to expand a girl’s budding interest in technology.
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  • April 17, 2017

    Eaton’s First Book Captures Glowing Reviews

    T-in-STEM-cover Reviewers describe Charles Eaton’s new parent’s guide to the T in STEM Education as “engaging and fun,” “terrific and practical” and a “useful, informative and helpful piece of work.”
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  • April 12, 2017

    NextUp, a New Program for Getting More Young People into Tech Careers, is Already Showing Promise

    FuseParticipant Robotics clubs. After-school STEM fairs. Hours of coding. Over the past several years, we have all observed the multiple ways that schools, corporations and nonprofit groups are trying to interest teens in tech careers. This year CompTIA launched its own approach - NextUp.
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  • April 11, 2017

    Creating Diversity by Disrupting STEM Stereotypes for Teenagers – Especially Girls

    GirlScouts Just 31% of teens call technology “fun.” That’s why we applaud – and support – these groups working to shape new perceptions of women working with technology.
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  • March 31, 2017

    7 Myths about Technology Careers

    BustTheTechMyths Today’s teens can become tomorrow’s technologists and close the industry’s tech skills gap. Over the last seven weeks, we have outlined the basic myths that influence them to NOT pursue a technology career.
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  • March 16, 2017

    Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 6

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths surround careers in technology that could deflect the interest of today’s teens. So, let’s bust those barriers.
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