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Girl Code

September 15, 2017

When Reshma Saujani founded the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code in 2013, it was a group of 40 students in New York City. Her mission was to inspire girls to pursue jobs in technology. Now, Girls Who Code offers free…

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Water Works

April 14, 2017

In a small village in Thailand lives a girl named Wanjai. She and her family make their home on the Khao Laem Reservoir. Wanjai and her friends play in the water, and her family bathes, cooks, and cleans with it.…

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Trash to Treasure

April 14, 2017

Plastic waste has an impact on our planet. It comes from the things we produce and buy—from food containers and packaging to the soles of sneakers. Plastic piles up in landfills. When it ends up in our oceans, it is…

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Sun Power

April 15, 2016

Row after row of curved mirrors glisten in the sunlight in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The city is on the edge of the Sahara desert. The giant mirrors surround a power station called Noor I. Noor means "light" in Arabic. The plant…

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Building a Bridge

November 6, 2015

A new bridge is taking shape over the Hudson River. The New NY Bridge, as it is being called, will replace the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee. Built in 1955, the three-mile-long Tappan Zee connects Nyack, New York, with Tarrytown, New…

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Robots in Action

March 20, 2015

Robots are on the rise! Today, robots can be found working in hotels, warehouses, and stores. Machines will soon be used to study sea creatures up close because the robots can blend right into their surroundings. Robots take on tasks…

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A Helping Hand

January 14, 2014

Leon McCarthy, 12, was born without fingers on his left hand. That didn't stop him from being able to do many tasks. But Leon could not grasp more than one object at a time. So Leon's father, Paul, created a…

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Video: Jay Brannon, Environmental Engineer

February 20, 2010

Meet Jay Brannon, an environmental engineer, in this video from NBC News Learn. You can learn more about Brannon and environmental engineering in the March 1, 2…

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Video: Ruwanka Purasinghe, Geotechnical Engineer

February 19, 2010

Meet Ruwanka Purasinghe, a geotechnical engineer, in this video from NBC News Learn. You can learn more about Purasinghe and geotechnical engineering in the Mar…

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Video: Yung Koprowski, Transportation Engineer

February 19, 2010

Meet Yung Koprowski, a transportation engineer, in this video from NBC News Learn. You can learn more about Koprowski and transportation engineering in the Marc…

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