52 Inspirational Quotes by Women in STEM: A Journal for Reflection

“When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.” – Maria Mitchell, Astronomer

This book will stimulate and inspire current and future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers of all ages, from elementary through graduate school – and beyond. Makes a great gift for: Continue reading “52 Inspirational Quotes by Women in STEM: A Journal for Reflection”

Mary L. Spaeth: Tunable Laser Inventor

Mary L. Spaeth invented the first tunable laser.

One of the most accomplished engineers I have had the privilege of interviewing was Mary L. Spaeth, a specialist in the field of laser optics.

Spaeth was a pioneer who discovered the world’s first “tunable” laser.

While researching ruby lasers at Hughes Aircraft Corp., Spaeth “came to believe that dyes would make excellent lasers.” Dyes are strongly colored chemicals that can be used to add color to a material, such as hair or cloth.

The year was 1966, only six years after the first laser was invented. Continue reading “Mary L. Spaeth: Tunable Laser Inventor”

E is for Engineering – The Best STEM Careers

The FIrst Lego League NeXT GEN Team won the 2013 Global Innovation Award for inventing a tool to help seniors pick up small objects, such as pills, using robotic technology.

As someone with a degree in engineering, I’ve noticed a peculiar fact. In the world of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) engineering careers appear to be the ugly ducklings of the group.

There’s a lot of talk about teaching kids to code, which falls under math, computer science and technology. There’s also a huge emphasis in the media on biotech, space science, and environmental science.

But in my opinion, the lowly engineer gets short shrift. Continue reading “E is for Engineering – The Best STEM Careers”

Calling all future Nobel Prize winners!

STEM-INSPIRATIONS | How to Become a Nobel Prize Winner: An Interactive Journal and Science Notebook with Quotes and Biographies of Women Who Won

This interactive journal will inspire you to greatness with motivational quotes and short biographies of women who won a Nobel Prize in science (see list below). Plus you’ll have plenty of worksheets, including: Continue reading “Calling all future Nobel Prize winners!”

Welcome to STEM-Inspirations™!

“There will come with the greater love of science greater love to one another.”

~ Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (1818-1889)

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