This Week In STEM & Entrepreneurship

Image via NASA

Image via NASA

More than 14,000 people across the globe participated in NASA's annual hackathon last year, but only 20% were female. Why so few? NASA thinks they've cracked the code. According to NASA's research, women want a safe space and to be able to contribute. Now NASA is reaching out to women to participate in hopes of inspiring more women to join. This year's hackathon is this weekend and NASA hopes that you'll be there! Check out their Space Apps Challenge website see the amazing challenges and to join.

Image via Motherboard

Image via Motherboard

From telecommunications to STEM education, Stella Uzochukwu is paving the way for young girls in Nigeria to succeed! Saddened by the idea of girls in Nigeria being married at a young age to support their families, Uzochukwu left her telecommunications job and started the Odyssey Education Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. The school teaches girls STEM so they can have a bright future!

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Image via Glamour

Never before has a completely solar-powered airplane circumnavigated the globe but engineer Paige Kassalan is one of three women helping to make that idea a reality! Without a manual instructing her how to do her job, Kassalan and the team working on Solar Impulse must learn as they go and rely on their gut instinct to solve problems. Interested in seeing how the world's greenest airplane works and how Kassalan does her job? Check out the details here