Science

Teen Girls Invent Drowning Prevention T-Shirt For Toddlers

A group of teen girls from an Arizona high school have invented the Watawescue, a drowning prevention T-shirt for toddlers that inflates and produces an alarm when drenched with water, as in the case of a child accidentally falling into a pool. Their invention earned them a spot in the 2012-2013 InvenTeams Program, a Lemelson-MIT initiative aimed at getting high-school students excited about invention within the STEM fields....
Sally Ride & her Space Shuttle Challenger crewmates. Photo copyright: NASA

29 Years Ago Today Sally Ride Made History

29 years ago, on June 18, 1983, Sally Ride (Ph.D.) became the first American woman to go to space, serving as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Today, Dr. Ride is the President and CEO of Sally Ride Science™, a science education company she established in 2001 with a team of women scientists to foster student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education....

Astronaut, Researcher, Engineer, Private Pilot & Classical Flutist: Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Dr. Ellen Ochoa became an astronaut in July 1991, and subsequently, the first Hispanic woman to travel into space. We are recognizing Ellen Ochoa today as September 15th marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. We celebrate her contributions and outstanding accomplishments as both an American citizen of Hispanic descent and a woman you should know....
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