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Dear STEM Leaders,

I'd like to notify you of some staff changes in the NAPE National Office. After many years of exceptional and dedicated service, Joyce Ayers has left NAPE to pursue an opportunity in the for-profit sector. We wish her great success and happiness in her new endeavors! Daphne Berwanger will serve as our new Manager of Finance and Administration. In addition, Jasmin Perkins has recently joined NAPE as Administrative Assistant. Please join me in welcoming Daphne and Jasmin! 
Farewell to a Friend
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Elizabeth Wallner passed away on July 18, after a 6-year battle with cancer. A NAPE Unsung Hero, Elizabeth was a passionate advocate for equity and access for every student for almost two decades. The success of her recent work as a NAPE consultant with students at San Jose High School is a testament to her commitment to opening the hearts and minds of young people. She was a strong, warm, and fun person, and we will miss her.
9 Women In STEM Share The Challenges They've Faced in a Male-Dominated Field
Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Bustle
Though many said that they have had positive experiences in STEM overall, it's also clear that there's work to be done to achieve real equality in STEM, both in academia and private industry. Read More >>
'STEM Deserts' in the Poorest Schools: How Can We Fix Them? 
Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week 
Students attending high-poverty schools tend to have fewer science materials, fewer opportunities, and less access to the most rigorous mathematics classes, like calculus and physics, than students attending low-poverty schools, a new analysis points out. Read More >>
Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline
Diverse Education
There may not be one magic bullet that will increase the diversity of students in STEM majors, but placing a laser-like focus on academic achievement in mathematics will help more students get past gatekeeper courses like calculus. Read More >>
Are We Underselling the Promise of Women in STEM Leadership Roles?
Stephanie Neal and Audrey Smith,   
Within a field that advances so quickly, why is it that progress for women in STEM is so abysmal and how can that be changed?
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AP Computer Science Exam Takers Double; Here's Why
Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY
Female, black and Latino student participation in Advanced Placement computer science exams has more than doubled in the past year, helped by the introduction of an AP course designed to introduce principles, according to a new report. Read More >> 
Can an Apprenticeship Program Diversify the Tech Workforce?
Terri Williams, GoodCall
A new apprenticeship program by the Washington Technology Industry Association Workforce Institute might help to both increase and diversify the U.S. tech pipeline. Read More >>
This Is How We Fix Silicon Valley's Sexual Harassment Problem
Amber Madison, Fast Company
"If we want to solve the issue of pervasive sexual harassment, we must do more than gawk at these offenses and then go back to business as normal." Read More >> 
BLOG: New Study Pegs Women as 'Untapped Reserves' in Oil, Gas
Valerie Jones, Rig Zone
Women are still underutilized in the oil and gas industry. At least that's what a July 12 report by The Boston Consulting Group and World Petroleum Council suggests. Read More >>
Statistics Show Generation Z Bodes Well for the Future of Women in Technology
Though women hold fewer than 1 in 4 computer, math and engineering jobs, IT executive Monica Eaton-Cardone believes the girls of Generation Z will swell the ranks of women in tech.
Ex-Naval Surface Warfare Center Chief Engineer Designs a New Career: Drawing Women into STEM
Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer
"When I began my career in 1982, there were approximately 10 women in STEM fields, out of about 1,200 people at NAVSEA," Woody Reeves said, referring to Naval Sea Systems Command, the largest of the Navy's five systems commands. "When I retired in 2016, there were approximately 300 women in STEM fields -  primarily engineering but also mathematicians, chemists, computer scientists - out of about 1,400." Read More >> 
Robots, Race Cars and Weather: Girl Scouts Offer New Badges
Leanne Italie, Associated Press
Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on STEM. It's the largest addition of new badges in a decade for Girl Scouts of the USA. The effort takes a progressive approach to STEM and also nudges girls to become citizen scientists using the great outdoors as their laboratory. Read More >> 
1 Kit, 4 Months,157 Countries: Robotics Competition Gets Girls Excited for STEM Breaking Barriers 
Christian Science Monitor
Students convened in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge. Meet some of the girls from Egypt, Liberia, and Ghana who came ready to compete. Read More >> 
These Female Engineers Increased Their Job Offers by 47% in Only 2 Hours
Monica Torres, Ladders   
There's new science-backed evidence that diversity training workshops work. For a paper set to be published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, researchers decided to test their experimental "prejudice habit-breaking intervention" at STEM departments where women are historically underrepresented. Read More >> 
Congressional Panel Asks: What K-12 Skills Are Needed for STEM Workforce?
Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
Schools need to do more to equip K-12 students with computational thinking skills to prepare them to fill the growing number of middle- and high-skilled jobs that require computing or programming skills, witnesses told members of a congressional committee this week.   Read More >>
'Hyperlinked' Latest Series Aimed at STEM for Girls
Lisa Respers France, CNN
"Hyperlinked" producer Brindak Blake told CNN "STEM should be an everyday thing for girls."  Read More >>
The National Center for Women & Information Technology presents the most compelling statistics on women's participation in IT in IT: By the Numbers

Procter & Gamble TV Commercial, 'Talk About Bias'

Video: STEM From Dance uses dance to grow the number of under-represented minority girls who are STEM college-ready

The author of Lab Girl describes her early inspirations "playing" in her father's lab, chronicles her intensely loyal friendship with her lab partner, and speaks candidly about her career highs and lows.

Fairygodboss, a job review site exclusively for women, released its 2017 rankings of the best companies where women are happiest.

Webinar: Google-Gallup CS Education Data: Further Explorations of Underserved Communities, August 15, 2017, 11 am Pacific

Ending the Double Disadvantage: Change the Equation's new brief and infographics provide new data and policies and strategies that state and education leaders can adopt to boost opportunities in The highest-poverty schools.
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