By Peggy Fisher | Friday, July 24, 2015
You can’t turn on the news lately without hearing a story about extreme weather: tornadoes, droughts, flooding. Weather affects all of us and we’re all interested in what’s going on outside our doors.
If you have a son or daughter who enjoys checking the weather, they might love to create their own weather app! Here’s how …
By Starshine Roshell | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Peggy Fisher doesn’t mind being a woman in a male-dominated profession. It didn’t bother her as an undergrad studying computer science 35 years ago. It didn’t even bother her as the only woman in a class of 100 volunteer firefighters in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
“It didn’t matter,” she says. “I was there to learn.”
What does bother Peggy—whose lynda.com courses cover Java, C++, and Arduino—is that girls and women aren’t taking full advantage of the wide-open professional possibilities in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. As one of the few female programming teachers at Penn State, she mentors incoming freshmen towards careers as women coders.
Find out how female programming students may be better than their male peers, according to Peggy—and why her job includes manicures (yep, you heard me).
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