What You Missed: This Week’s Top STEM Stories


Who Run the World?: One branch of Girl Scouts has created a new STEM badge for Cadettes. Girls will get to do things like studying rollercoasters and engineering sandcastles, building up their STEM knowledge to do great things in the future. A Piece of the Apple: Apple did do a good job this year, raising female employees to 31 percent and its combined black and Hispanic employees to 19 percent, up by a percent in both categories from last year. But considering that 26 percent of all workers in the U.S. are black or Hispanic, these numbers are low.

Engineering Perfect Jewelry: One creative female entrepreneur, Suz Somersall, is making custom-made jewelry using 3D-printing technology. But customized jewelry is not Somersall's only aim, her real goal is getting more females interested in engineering.

Black Girls Code, Too: Black Girls CODE had a mission this summer of teaching girls of color how to code. Many of the girls involved in the program intend to one day work in tech, and their numbers are needed. One report shows that at Twitter, African-American women account for less than a percent of employees. With programs like Black Girls CODE and others like it expanding, these stats will change.

It's in the Stars: Closing out Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar school's Science Week, across Australia tonight members of the Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar astronomy club, along with other students and the community, will stargaze in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.