STEM Archive



On Saturday Isis Anchalee wrote this post on Medium about how she is in fact an engineer. She had to write this piece, because she was part of an ad campaign for her employer and people found it oh-so-hard to to believe she is an engineer. You know, because she’s pretty. I’ve written


Book Review: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

One of my biggest problems about how we talk about women in STEM is that we act as if we aren’t already here. Or if we do acknowledge women are already in these fields, we act as if it’s a new thing. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World aims to change


Women in STEM. We’re Not Special.

On Friday I finally started listening to the Google I/O coverage. I had to wait the weekend to get my thoughts in order and not rage all of the screen. Why? Because Google basically said “Look at all the women here! Look at how awesome we are for having all these women!”


Press Release: The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM Book Launch

Note from Nicole: After I wrote my post “Princess or Engineer? Why Not Both?” and awesome Pure Geekery reader let me know about the The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM Kickstarter. The Kickstarter has been funded and the book is now on the shelf (and it’s by an Indianapolis author even).


Product Review: GoldieBlox

These days, walking through the toy aisle is treacherous. Everything is either hot pink and covered in glitter or has a superhero logo slapped on it. (For the record I like both glitter and superheros!) There aren’t any toys of substance anymore- rarely do you see a cool educational toy on the shelves


Convenient, Because That’s Precisely Our Goal…

You’ve been hearing about it since January and now How Geek Girls Will Rule the World, the book I was featured in, is available for purchase on Amazon. I received my complimentary copy on Monday and have been flipping through it over the last few days. What I really like about the book is, aside from the


Engineering as a Creative Outlet

Take a moment to picture a software engineer. What is the image that comes to mind? A pasty guy sitting in the glow of a monitor, endlessly hacking away at his keyboard? Someone who is the lone wolf type, probably lacking in social skills? Strictly logical, and a little Spock like? A


Greetings From Cloud Nine

Back in the beginning of January, I got a message from Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon on Facebook asking if I would be interested doing an interview for book she was writing for young women interested in geeky pursuits. Something to encourage them to follow the dreams despite the adversity they would face. I did