Global Series – STEM in Russia!

Russia, a gorgeous landscape of magnificent views, wildlife, culture and innovation. Moving on with our global series and looking for opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, we are happy to share programs and projects available for students in Russia! These amazing platforms are an excellent way to showcase your passion and ideas in all…

The Science of Digging up History – Competitions! (Global)

Paleontology, archaeology, and geology are one of the few fields of study where science and history come together in perfect harmony. After weeks of research, I noticed that majority of people who are not involved in sciences have no clue why or how these fields are relevant or what their contributions are in our 21st century technological…

Wildlife Conservation Competitions! (Global)

From the arctic glaciers to the deep amazons, from the dark depths of the oceans to the high skies, wildlife is all around us . And the hard truth here is that, we take it for granted. In all honestly, as someone who loves nature and everything it has to offer, this topic holds a…

Astronomy and Astrophysics competitions! (Global)

From the early Egyptians to the ancient Greeks, from Galileo to Newton and Einstein to Carl Sagan, the universe has not only fascinated the brilliant minds of scientists but everyday people. As you gaze into the night sky, it is hard not to question what is out there. I will be honest, this has been…

Funding your program! (How to Kickstart an Idea – The Series)

Better late than never! It’s been a while since I have written a blog post and I apologize for that. For the past month, I have been occupied with a move across state. But now that things are settling down, I’ll continue to post more regularly! Continuing with our series of “How to Kickstart an…

Becoming a Self-Learner! (Global)

In today’s society, its quite easy to equate having an education to how smart someone is. Nothing against those who have advanced degrees (I myself have a couple of those), but having a degree does not make you a smart individual. I have known many people in my life who lack basic common sense, but…

Inspire Change through Computer Science! (Global)

Back in the day when I worked with kids in robotics programs, getting them interested or even excited about coding was a huge challenge. A bigger challenge was getting most girls interested in coding, but as a female computer scientist myself, it was encouraging to see many girls excited to learn about STEM. Most kids…

LEGO: Building Blocks of Education (Global)

LEGOs!! Yes, those little bricks of joy that can turn any adult into a giddy curious 5 year old kid! I think many of us are familiar with LEGOs. In fact we grew up imagining towers, castles, cowboys and intergalactic battles, while putting these bricks together and watching our imagination come to life. But I…

Makerspaces: Transform your community (Global)

Makerspaces! For those of you who know what I am talking about, you’re probably giggling with joy. At least I know that’s how I felt when I decided to start work on transforming a rundown facility on our campus into a working Makerspace for kids. Earlier this year, the World MakerFaire was hosted in New…

Where there is a will, there is a way

Growing up in a still developing country, I consider myself one of the lucky ones who had access to a good education and a comfortable life. My parents made sure of that and I will be eternally grateful to them. They taught us the importance of hard work, struggle, and always believing that as women,…

“365 days later”

Dear Reader, November 2015: Unemployed, anxious, lost, sitting at home, waiting on job interviews….I had an ache in my heart to do something worthwhile with my time and put my restless mind to good use. Thankfully, North Carolina was (and still is) an absolutely gorgeous state with its beautiful forests, hiking trails and of course,…

Engineering For You Video Contest (Global)

Engineering? More like…MEGA ENGINEERING! I came across that term a few weeks ago and went on a google search spree to learn about what it meant. After scrolling through projects about extreme engineering, advanced engineering and shows on Discovery channel about Mega Engineering, I stumbled upon this video contest and had to it share with…