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Women working in STEM from five different African and Middle East countries, joined by their professional mentor from Symantec, will share their experiences and talk about the program — TechWomen — that brought them all together in a presentation at the Menlo Park Library on October 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The organization’s goal is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.

 

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Steve Westly focuses on clean technology while continuing to eye another run for elective office

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If you want to know what Atherton resident Steve Westly thinks about various issues of the day, his thoughts are easy to find online — both through his Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, which focuses on clean technology, and elsewhere. You can even hear him in person this coming Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm […]

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Sonia Arrison explores the impact of radical human longevity – and its intersection with technology

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Reading Sonia Arrison’s bio on her website, we were a bit stumped. So, when we stopped by her office on Sand Hill Road, we immediately asked: “What is it that you do?” “I have trouble describing myself,” she acknowledged. “So sometimes it’s easiest to say I’m an author.” That she is, and her most recent book, 100 […]

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Atherton Fiber works to establish town-wide connectivity for residents and organizations

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In mid-2014, the Atherton City Council created the Technology Subcommittee led by Council Members Rick DeGolia and Bill Widmer. The make-up of the Committee also includes numerous interested residents and local school representatives. In late 2014, the Subcommittee released a Request for Information (RFI) to potential local service providers, including Google, AT&T and Comcast. The […]

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Learn about the hidden figures of computing — women — on August 2

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Women have been part of computing since the earliest electronic computers were built in the 1940s.On August 2 at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) hear how women in computing have: Been responsible for the first compiler Built code that saved the Apollo 11 Developed a design for large-scale integrated circuits […]

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Eshoo kicks off third annual Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo announced the launch of the third annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in 2013, this competition invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer […]

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Street Code Academy hosts IM|Possible StreetCode Showcase at Facebook

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Stanford grad Olatunde Sobomehin co-founded StreetCode Academy in East Palo Alto in response to a “lack of access to high-tech training for youth and young adults in communities of color, and consequently, a diversity deficit in the technology industry” with the mission of equipping them with “the skills to hack, hustle, and design the future.” What […]

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Menlo Park Fire District partners with local company to develop drone capabilities during emergencies

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Menlo Park Fire District  Chief Harold Schapelhouman recently received authorization from the Fire Board to officially partner with Matternet, Inc. to collaboratively explore drone options for delivery during emergencies. The Menlo Park-based company develops autonomous drone logistics systems. The Fire District officially started its drone program in 2014 and was one of the first emergency response agencies […]

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Encinal School students get involved with engineering at a Build It Festival

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Students in grades second through fifth  at Encinal School in Atherton had an engineering event on Monday, with a Build It Festival from the Lawrence Hall of Sciences and an animation studio. Students constructed towers, bridges, and support structures, using their creativity, design skills, and spacial reasoning to build in both two and three dimensions. Students worked in […]

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Spotted: Boys and Girls Club members learning to code at Microsoft event

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Microsoft hosted an Hour of Code event at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula McNeil Family Clubhouse last week. More than a dozen students learned basic programming concepts and entered their own lines of code as part of a Minecraft tutorial. Menlo Park City Councilmember Ray Mueller was on hand to launch the coding […]

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View documentary Screenagers at Hillview School on October 5

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There will be a  screening of Screenagers followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm in the Hillview School Performing Arts Center. Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age  is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. Through poignant and unexpectedly […]

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