Continuation of last week's discussion on #STEMgals. Gal-pals Lisa Meece and Bonnie Fillenwarth join Dr. Leah Leach to throw shade on Snapchat, profess their love to Starbase Indy and deep dive into keeping gals in STEM careers. Your Host: Dr. Leah Leach Gal Pals: Lisa Meece, Bonnie Fillenwarth Full Episode YouTube Version https://youtu.be/xMBeASHBcVM Show Notes and Extras: Looking … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – Keeping Gals In STEM
NASA had the Mercury 7, we have the STEM 7. Gal-pals Lisa Meece and Bonnie Fillenwarth join Dr. Leah Leach to talk about seven remarkable gals that changed the world on the newest episode of Gal's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast. Who's your favorite #STEMgal? Your Host: Dr. Leah Leach Gal Pals: Lisa Meece, Bonnie … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – STEM 7
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On this week's episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today. It’s called Frequency Hopping and it's used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wifi. https://youtu.be/0XxO26t7dbM Click here for … Continue reading Hedy Lamarr – Your Gal Friday
At the end of the day, media literacy urges us not just to question everything and thereby throw all facts into doubt, but to engage responsibly with the media we consume, questioning its perspectives and its intrinsic authority while weighing its messages against our own real, lived experiences.
There are myriad reasons for the problems facing women in STEM, but one overarching truth about our efforts to recruit and retain girls in tech is that we are expecting them to think and behave like boys, to be attracted to technology for the same reasons and in the same ways as boys are.
Media fluency is generally understood as encompassing two skill sets. The first, which we might call media comprehension, enables media consumers to decode, analyze, and break down mediated messages into their constituent parts. The other, known as media production, involves successfully encoding some kind of meaning into a mediated message. Both are needed for successful participation in today’s media-rich landscape.