This week on the NewsHour, we examine why women lag behind in some areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics(also known as STEM) and what we lose by losing women in the hard sciences. Join us for a live chat at noon ET Friday, April 27, with Judy Woodruff on what can be done to encourage more young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Submit your questions below or tweet them [email protected] using the hashtag #WomenInSTEM.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.