Meet Danielle Olson: A ‘Gique’ Advancing the Case for STEAM Education

What is a “Gique”? It’s a cross between “geek” and “chic,” a maker and creative problem-solver whose interdisciplinary interests turn STEM into STEAM. Meet Danielle Olson, researcher and PhD student at MIT and proud founder of Gique, a nonprofit that provides transformational, culturally situated STEAM learning for underserved youth.
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This Salvadoran-American Woman’s Construction Company Is On Pace to Make Its First Million in Profit

Jennifer Ramos thought she had her life figured out after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in public policy. But then, her father lost his job, and she was thrust into the role of breadwinner for her family. To ensure her family’s well-being, she launched Jen Contracting Group, LLC – a construction business that placed her in a male-dominated industry. Currently, she’s on pace to bring in $1 million in revenue from her construction firm in 2018. Continue reading This Salvadoran-American Woman’s Construction Company Is On Pace to Make Its First Million in Profit

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Nadia Hamilton was inspired to launch MagnusCards by her brother with autism

This tech designer’s new app is a video game for individuals with cognitive needs

When 30-year-old app designer Nadia Hamilton was growing up, she noticed that her younger brother Troy, who was and is living with autism, needed support in completing everyday tasks. Brushing teeth and getting dressed were especially difficult. Continue reading Nadia Hamilton was inspired to launch MagnusCards by her brother with autism

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