Tag: STEM

Who is Inspiring STEM in Canada?

By Yasmin Ranade
What motivates girls to consider careers in STEM? How are schools celebrating the passion of STEM teachers? What programs encourage youth to apply their digital know-how to real world situations? Are there regional opportunities to create a groundswell for STEM across Canada? How are tech companies sharing their mentors?

IBM Shines a Spotlight on STEM

By Yasmin Ranade
Earning widespread acclaim, the popular movie Hidden Figures showcases a remarkable story of how three African-American women in the 1960s poignantly use their mathematical acumen, personal determination and a unique opportunity at NASA to help put astronaut John Glenn in orbit.

New Coding Toys for Kids Coming in 2017

By Christine Persaud
Coding toys for kids of all ages are all the rage these days. They incorporate play with learning critical skills in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Here are 3 more really cool coding toys that kids will be able to get their hands on this year to further their learning of coding.

Microsoft hosts youth coding events across Canada to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code

By Yasmin Ranade
Microsoft is hosting youth coding events across Canada this week during Computer Science Education Week in support of Hour of Code, a global initiative led by Code.org. Additionally, Microsoft’s YouthSpark partner, Kids Code Jeunesse, will host Hour of Code sessions on December 10th in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where student attendees will learn coding basics in a fun and supportive environment.

‘Gift The Code’ Gives Technology Boost to Canadian Charities

By Yasmin Ranade
Local charity organizations often operate on tight operating budgets and, as such, rarely have the resources to take advantage of digital solutions and top-tier technology talent. That’s why Capital One Canada is launching its first-ever Hackathon in Toronto from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, named Gift the Code.

STEM-friendly Tech Toys for Kids

By Christine Persaud
It’s never too early to get kids started on learning the basics of the STEM fields, which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And luckily, there are a ton of cool, fun, and education tech toys that can help.

New Doll Aims to Teach Young Girls To Love Math & Science

By Christine Persaud

There has been a long list of initiatives aimed at getting more women involved in the S.T.E.M. fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). And it’s no surprise that getting girls interested at a young age can help encourage them to pursue such careers once the time comes. A new toy doll from MGA Entertainment Canada has an interesting idea on how to go about this.