My Education

Why Can’t Girls Be Engineers?

Why Can’t Girls Be Engineers?

| June 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kam Gan, a Chinese immigrant living in San Francisco, may not have ever thought it possible to go into engineering as a career. But an after school program in robotics has inspired her to envision an education — and eventually a job — in this male-dominated field. [co-produced with Matthew Williams]  

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Getting Students of Color Hooked on Math and Science

Getting Students of Color Hooked on Math and Science

| October 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

What will it take to keep students of color interested in becoming physicists and engineers?

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Can Learning How to Blog Change Makeal’s Life?

Can Learning How to Blog Change Makeal’s Life?

| July 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

How can learning to blog make a lasting impact on a 12-year-old boy living in a rough, East Oakland neighborhood? In the second installment of MindShift’s My Education series, which examines whether technology in learning can have a lasting impact on low-income kids through the perspective of one child, the question focuses on Makeal Surrell, […]

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How Can an Advanced Student Move Ahead in Public School?

How Can an Advanced Student Move Ahead in Public School?

| April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

With a combination of high-tech computer programs, high expectations from teachers, and sheer force of will, Sintia Marquez is propelling ahead.

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