29-Year-Old Refugee Pilot Flies Around the World to Promote Women in STEM

  • Engineers, scientists, students, tech companies and non-profit organizations are just a number of the individuals and groups that celebrated International Women in Engineering Day worldwide for the first time Friday.
  • Its widespread effort aims to inspire women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), ultimately diminishing the gender disparity that exists in those fields.
  • While more women have expressed interest in studying the STEM fields over the last 10 years, the number of women in engineering has stayed the same since the early 2000s, according to the Society of Women Engineers.
  • “Young girls don’t know about these careers and they don’t have a role model that inspires them to want to pursue engineering or STEM fields,” she said.
  • The non-profit enables pre-professional women in STEM to network with female scientists at their own school and at campuses across the country.

Shaesta Waiz is one of many women working to inspire women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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Number of young seeking help for anxiety rises

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  • The NSPCC’s Childline counselled 11,706 young people for anxiety in 2015-16 – a 35% rise from the 8,642 in 2014-15.
  • “Often we fail to notice the impact these stories are having on young people.”
  • “The good news is that so many children are able to express their anxiety to Childline, knowing that we will take them seriously, so that we are able to reassure them.”
  • The number of young people in the UK seeking help for anxiety has increased sharply, a children’s charity has said.

The number of young people in the UK seeking help for anxiety has increased by 35% in just a year, the NSPCC says.
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The Visionary Disrupting Filmmaking through Cryptocurrency

  • The Visionary Disrupting Filmmaking through Cryptocurrency
  • Braid will use WeiFund , the blockchain based equity crowdfunding platform developed by ConsenSys, to partially finance the film.
  • With Weifund, donors who believe in the vision of the film become investors who can profit should it be successful.
  • Two girls on the run try to rob their wealthy psychotic childhood friend who lives in a fantasy world by taking part in her perverse game of make believe.
  • Braid illustrates the power of imagination in creating reality as an extension of human consciousness, and follows the infernal journey of three women into a violent psycho wonderland of make believe and torture.

Mitzi Peirone is making her debut in the filmmaking industry with Braid; a psychological thriller that will be the first feature film in the United States to be funded through an equity crowdsale using cryptocurrency. The 25-year old model, painter, and writer met entrepreneur Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys – the leading company in blockchain technology application development – at a music festival on the Woodstock grounds in 2015, and soon after forged a partnership with the mission to democratize filmmaking. Braid will use WeiFund, the blockchain based equity crowdfunding platform developed by ConsenSys, to partially finance the film.
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