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End of Term Recap

  December 6th, 2015

Wow, this has been a crazy term. This class was extremely informational and I learned so much! I knew about the gender pay gap and things like that but I never realized how bad it was. I learned so much about STEM careers and it makes me really sad that I switched out of a STEM field, but it was just too hard for me. When I have kids I am definitely going to open their eyes to STEM careers at a young age.

My favorite week was the LEGO week, I grew up with LEGOs so it was awesome to learn more about them and get class credit for it!

I also learned a lot about how my computer is here to help me not confuse me. I never knew you can get your computer to talk to you, I use it all the time. It’s awesome! And I learned a lot about how to set up blogs, which is really important in my field. I could use it on my resume.

I probably won’t continue this blog after this term. I already have another blog that I barely write in, so I don’t think I need two.

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End of the Gender Lens Project

  November 30th, 2015

After researching all about Kevlar I found it interesting that a woman discovered it. You don’t see a lot of women chemist so that was awesome. But I don’t think I would change anything about Kevlar. Its a really great product and best of all it saves peoples’ lives.

Some of my greatest dreams are: getting a high paying job, a nice house, and a nice car. Those are my ultimate dreams. My realistic dreams include a MacBook Pro and a really nice Bluetooth speaker.

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Adding Photos

  November 9th, 2015

I thought adding photos to my Cultural Research project was pretty self explanatory and really easy. The hardest part was finding the copyright of the photo.

The Gender Lens project looks really cool, I can’t wait to start on it. My experience with LEGOS starts when I was a child. My older brother was really into them and had buckets and buckets full. He would always give me the less cool pieces and take the awesome ones to make cooler things than me. One time he wanted to organize them by color and decided to outsource and make me do all of it. He had about 3 and 1/2 tubs full of them. I didn’t get too far.

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Entering a Paper to my Blog

  November 4th, 2015

The most difficult part of this process was actually writing the paper. I think I should have chosen a different subject, there wasn’t a whole lot of information of her early like or even the process of her invention. Once I finished writing the paper, I feel the process of putting it one line wasn’t bad at all. I followed the directions that were outlined for us and had no problems.

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Extra Credit

  October 12th, 2015

For extra credit we had to set up an RSS feed. I have read and heard about RSS feeds in other classes but I never realized how easy it was to get. First I logged into my Google account. I found the News tab (which I never knew existed) and searched for “Gender and Technology”. I scrolled to the bottom of the page and in the footer was the RSS link. It took me to another page that just looked like a bunch of jumbled characters. I copied the URL and went to my blog. From there I went to the Widgets tab and added the RSS widget. In that widget I pasted the URL and titled the feed “Gender and Technology” and clicked save. I think these headlines will be a great starting point for finding news on Gender and Technology. Sometimes the headlines wont be relevant to my topic but it is interesting to see what is going on in the world. I did see an article that we used in this weeks reading about the California governor signing a bill to allow equal pay. And there was another article, Computer science is now the most popular major for women at Stanford University, about how Standford is closing the gender gap in computer science. This would have been a great article for this weeks readings because of the video we watched about STEM careers.

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Week 2

  October 12th, 2015

This week it was fun to customize my blog. I went with an OSU theme just because I feel it is appropriate. I’m not sure I did the Categories section correctly. I had to add a post in order for them to show up on the side bar, but now you can see these post. Other than that I had no other problems setting up my blog.

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Recap, Step 3

  September 27th, 2015
  1. Setting up my blog so far has been easy, but it almost feels too easy. Like I did something wrong. I chose to use OSU’s Free WordPress blog server. So far everything is pretty self explanatory. I have used Blogger in the past and this is similar.
  2. I’ve seen people with email signatures but I wasn’t sure how to do it. I Googled “how to set up email signature on Gmail” and it gave me step by step instructions. It was really easy.
  3. I really like the text-to-speech function, expcet I have to be reading along or else I get lost. Sometimes the narrator pauses when there is no pause and the meaning of the sentence gets jumbled.
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