DigiGirlz Inspires Young Women to Explore STEM Careers

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Careers in technology are a hot topic of discussion these days, and for good reason. According to Code.org, computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average. Outside the United States, the tech sector is also…


Teachers Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators – Today!

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs More than a thousand global education innovators are in Barcelona this week for the Microsoft in Education Global Forum. As I listen to the many conversations among teachers unfold, I’m inspired – but certainly not surprised – by their passion to make a real difference in…


Diary of a DigiGirl: Lizzie Yoo

Last April, I spent most of my time looking into summer programs while procrastinating taking study breaks. Because it was my the summer before my senior year of high school, the last thing I wanted to do was sit at home. While sorting through billions of search results on Bing, I recalled that my close…


What do parents and students think of STEM education?

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects? To find out, we partnered with Harris Interactive to get an insight on STEM…


What is STEM and why is it important? #STEMtember

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the…