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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Not your unicorn

Cracking the Code Ceiling

I don’t want to be rare. I don’t be want to be tokenized, valued to a heightened degree and put on a pedestal because of aspects of my identity I was born with or because of the ways I challenge expectations in my field.
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Cal Hacks 4.0

At last weekend’s CalHacks event, more than 2,000 students from 14 universities came to UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium to participate in the annual coding competition. Video By: Edward Hwang, Madhav Soni, and Pransu Dash

Software engineers must think deeply about ethics

After my sophomore year at UC Berkeley studying computer science, I briefly dropped out to join a medical tech startup in San Francisco. It was a great match: I was going to work on what I was interested in, I had strong personal motivations, and I emotionally connected with the
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The final stop

Undeclared

I like the anonymity of city living, the feeling that I could stay holed up in my apartment or walk six miles throughout the city.
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