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Gender equity program brings women of color into STEM fields Education 

Gender equity program brings women of color into STEM fields

Arizona, United States (Cronkite) – For years, white males have made up the majority of the STEM field. Less than one in ten scientists and engineers who were employed in 2006 were women of color, according to the National Science Foundation. Laila Sarah, the assistant director for the Center of Gender Equity in Science and Technology, wants to increase those numbers. “We have the power to utilize the education system as an advocate for students,” Sarah said. Sarah said many people of color do not receive STEM opportunities early in their education like their white peers do. The center started Read More

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Through crafts, community spreads Dia de los Muertos tradition Culture 

Through crafts, community spreads Dia de los Muertos tradition

Arizona, United States (Cronkite) – A woman sat at a table, patiently sewing an orange sugar skull with blue eyes and a pink button nose. She untangled a ball of yarn and worked nimbly, adding a flower bow and a black mouth. At a different table in the same room, someone cut purple paper and taped it to a six-inch cardboard box to create a mini shrine. The words ‘feed your soul’ were written across it. At the front of the room, a woman blotted a damp sponge into a pot of white face-paint. The Phoenix Fridas, a Latino art Read More

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Watch Your Step: 2 Mile Long Fissure Opens in Arizona Desert Unaimed 

Watch Your Step: 2 Mile Long Fissure Opens in Arizona Desert

Arizona, United States (Sputnik) – A gigantic 1.8 mile-long fissure has been identified in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. An Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) drone found the chasm, which is believed to have formed only in the last few years. AZGS officials said in a statement that the opening first appeared in either 2013 or 2014, before widening significantly in late 2014, following heavy rainfall. Joe Cook, a geologist with AZGS, told a local news station that an underground crevasse may have been brought to the surface by a 2016 monsoon, widening the crack further. At its widest, the AZGS says, the fissure is 10 feet across and 30 feet deep. he Read More

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