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  • Ian and Molly Cinnamon

    The Cinnamon Siblings Do BIG Things in Tech & Philanthropy

    Here at iD Tech, we have a special affinity for tech-united siblings. After all, it was a brother and sister, Alexa as our co-founder and Pete as our CEO, who built iD Tech from the ground up. So when we heard about the accomplishments of Molly and Ian Cinnamon, siblings who had both attended iD Tech [...]

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  • Female Gamers at Alexa Cafe

    Who's Really Playing Video Games: Why Female Gamers Matter

    There are countless positive effects of your child playing video games—gaming can improve hand-eye coordination, teach problem-solving skills, enhance creativity, and even help kids make friends. Sadly, however, there is still a common misconception that only boys participate in gaming with any seriousness, and as such, even the most well-meaning articles about the benefits of [...]

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  • Alexa Cafe on Engaging Girls in STEM

    How Industry Leaders Are Engaging More Girls in STEM

    March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day where people from all over the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is gender parity, aka gender equality, in terms of education, economic opportunities, political status, health, and other factors. Engaging girls (and women) in technology has always been [...]

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    Instructors, Mentors, Friends: Alexa Café Staff Inspires Girls to Dream BIG

    In research published in the journal Science, it was revealed that parents and teachers consistently believe that boys are better at math. According to Janet Hyde, the University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher who led the study, this “keeps girls and women out of a lot of careers, particularly high-prestige, lucrative careers in science and technology." The study [...]

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  • Girls Scholarship Blog Word Cloud

    We Asked Over 1,000 Girls Why They Wanted to Go to Camp…

    The Backstory of How iD Tech Partnered with Code.org to Offer 100 Girls Scholarships to Camp Back in March, iD Tech partnered with Code.org to offer 100 girls scholarships to attend summer camp at no cost. It felt great...but only for a moment. Soon after, feelings actually got a little complicated, and in the end, the road to writing [...]

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  • Kids Learn STEM at Camp

    Early Childhood STEM Programs Are Making a BIG Impact

    Though the academic disciplines behind STEM have been around for centuries, the acronym has become increasingly popular in the last decade. STEM stands for the fields of science, technology, education, and math. And while the acronym is often discussed when referring to college majors and professions, it’s slowly becoming a buzzword in early childhood learning [...]

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