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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....
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“Are You My Prince? You Certainly Took Your Time.” The Reality Of Fairy Tales

Christine Jones, associate professor of literature and languages at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), and Jennifer Schacker, professor of English at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) have embarked on an interdisciplinary collaboration surrounding fairy tale studies, connecting their respective classes and co-editing a soon to be released fairy tale anthology....
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National Poetry Month: Women in Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. when we decided we wanted to learn more about women in poetry, we turned to poet, former president of the Poetry Society of America and Woman You Should Know, Molly Peacock for a lesson....

Tammy Tibbetts: She’s The First

Founded in 2009 by Tammy Tibbetts, She's the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls' education in the developing world, helping them be the first in their families to graduate. GIRLS WHO ROCK, which is an annual concert in NYC that aims to bring together the strongest voices in technology, entertainment, and design to advocate and fundraise in support of She's the First....
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100 Years Of Building Courage, Confidence and Character

One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. Alison M. Trachtman Hill, former Project Manager of the National Anti-Violence Initiative at the Girl Scouts of the USA, to learn more about the role the GSUSA plays in girls' lives today....