Kate Compton and April Grow, both students at UCSC’s Center for Games and Playable Media, hope players will feel like they’re “farming” in space as they cultivate star gardens. In doing so, gamers will also learn about nucleosynthesis, the process by which stars forge atoms into the elements that make up the periodic table. But Stellar, which will be soon be available on Google’s Chrome Store, is first and foremost a game — and its programmers hope the approach will help spark children’s interest in science.
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In addition to the mirrors and nail files, Goldman Sachs provided T-shirts and key chains to hold headphone cords, according to a person briefed on the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. The event’s organizers encouraged Goldman to bring goodies that would appeal to a female audience, this person said.
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One of the difficulties with keeping women in technology is that there are few female mentors for them to look to. Why is that? Well, the numbers will tell you. Only eight percent of CIOs in the U.S. are women, according to the latest Harvey Nash survey. Without women to look to at the top, many women in STEM fields get discouraged and leave the workforce. However, one group is changing that.
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