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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

airnewt Princess and scientist are not mutually exclusive! (584 comments)

Why can't a scientist be a princess?

Perhaps this is part of the problem with the shortage of women in STEM. We tell girls they need to make a choice, they can either be girly and feminine or be an engineer. What woman or girl wants to be the stereotypical geek they see on TV? An antisocial person that stays at home in the basement eating burritos and playing on the computer? Does this mean she has no place in the technology fields? NO.

If a woman wants to work in the lab all day, then go put on a dress and go out for a night on the town, then great! The problem is, that is not how we as a society picture a scientist or engineer.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?

airnewt Trinity Site (363 comments)

Depending on when you go, you can also go to the Trinity site on White Sands where the first atomic bomb was tested. They open it up only twice a year on the first Saturday in April and October. If you are already down in New Mexico for the VLA there is the National Solar Observatory near Alamogordo.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Pulls Controversial Anti-Piracy Software

airnewt Now get it off my PC! (389 comments)

While it is nice that they have stopped distributing the rootkit, this still doesn't get it off my infected PC.

more than 9 years ago


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