Women As Problem Solvers
This post originally appeared on my Google Plus page in January 2013, and was re-blogged by The International Reporting Project
Educator and speaker, Angela Maiers shares two words she believes are essential to young women considering a career in STEM: “You matter.”
The essence behind what Angela has to say is backed by some research. In June 2008, a report was released by the National Academy of Engineering, called “Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering,” on the best way to convince young people to go into engineering. The message? Tell them that they will make a difference. The four most effective statements they tested were:
–Engineers make a world of difference.
–Engineers are creative problem-solvers.
–Engineers help shape the future.
–Engineering is essential to our health, happiness, and safety.
The Sun’s Rays and Skin Damage
What you see here is a screenshot from a short embedded tutorial that demonstrates the depths to which the different wavelengths of light penetrate the skin. It is a part of L’Oreal’s Skin Science page, a very extensive resource that will help you learn much about your skin and the science L’Oreal does for R&D of their products.
To view this tutorial, you will need to go to this page and click on the image. A pop-up will appear that will slowly demonstrate wavelength penetrating the skin. Helpful information to keep your skin safe and young looking for years to come.
8 years ago Beauty, Beauty-others, Engineering, Science, STEM • Tags: Infrared, L'Oreal, skin, spectrum, Sun, sun's rays, UV, UVA, UVB, video, visible, wavelength, Women in STEM, xeroderma pigmentosum