Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Women in STEM; MIT Team Invent Text-to-Braille Converter

posted by Randall
Team Tactile

Team Tactile, from left: Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li.

By Ed Diokno

Six Asian American students from MIT won a student technology competition by designing and building a device that translates the written word into braille – in just 15 hours.

The tight-knit friends, known as Team … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Time: Vietnamese Engineering Student Extinguishes Fire With Sound

posted by Jason Fong

fireEngineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have recently invented a fire extinguisher that can put out blazes by using sound waves, according to Time Magazine. What started out as a senior research product has developed into a working device with much practical use.

Tran cited several potential uses for the device, which included … Read more


Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Silicon ValleyThree high profile discrimination cases against three separate companies have been filed by Asian American women in Silicon Valley.

This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.

The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more

Asian Americans

Mashable: Gender Bias Overwhelming for Women of Color in STEM Research

posted by Randall

STEMGender bias against women of color in STEM research is overwhelming, according to a study just released by the University of California’s Hasting College of Law, reports Mashable (photo by US Army Corp of Engineers).

One hundred percent of minority women surveyed report experiencing gender bias versus 93 percent of white women surveyed.

Asian … Read more

Asian Americans

Huff Post: Asian American college grads more likely to be unemployed

posted by Randall

Graduation A new survey of college graduates from 2008 found Asian American college grads along with blacks are the most likely to be unemployed, reports the Huff Post.

Out of the 17,000 college grads questions, 11.9 percent of the Asian Americans surveyed said they were unemployed followed by 11.8 percent of blacks.

Next are Hispanics … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Fashion & Style: Miss America deals with generational challenges of being Indian in America

posted by Randall

Nina Davuluri Bollywood routineNina Davuluri has had to answer questions no other Miss America has ever dealt with.

Being the first Indian American Miss America is a source of pride for her, and a distinction she fully embraces.

Fashion & Style reports she’s answered questions about arranged marriages, cow worship and the meaning of “red dots on foreheads.” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

MedPage:Miss America Nina Davuluri is Raising the Bar

posted by Randall

Nina DavuluriMuch has been made of Miss America Nina Davuluri being the first South Asian American Miss America in the history of the pageant.

But according to a blog in the MedPage, perhaps Nina’s bigger accomplishment is that she is raising the bar of the scholarship pageant.

Davuluri aspires to be a doctor in a … Read more


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