Forcing kids into STEM

Cracking the Code Ceiling

I hope that they will not be coerced into STEM just because their parents feel the need to “start early.” Instead, they should be able to ignite and pursue their own curiosity, whether it’s through putting mentos in coke or trying to burn something using a flashlight. More than anything, I wish for young girls around the world to have the freedom to do what they want.
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Where are the practical computing classes?

There’s no doubt UC Berkeley’s computer science department is pretty amazing. Over the years, professors, staff members and students have gotten their hands dirty in all manners of computing, from developing some of the core technologies of the Internet to creating the underlying software of many modern operating systems. Each
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