About Courtney Runn

Courtney is a senior at the University of Texas where she studies journalism and Italian. An Austin native, she loves living in the capital of Texas but also has a soft spot for Italia where she spent middle school and high school. A few of her favorite things include chai tea lattes, spending time with her golden retriever puppy, and good food shared with even better friends.

Job Spotlight: Social Media Editor

Social media is your life, but have you ever considered it as a career option? Combine your love of social media with your STEM skills to become a social media editor. Social media seems to plays a role in every aspect of our lives - and now it can be your career, too. A social media editor [...]

5 Female Mathematicians to Know

Do you love crunching numbers and solving problems? Check out these female mathematicians who paved the way for your own math discoveries! 1. Danica McKellar Danica McKellar is totally legit. Not only has she been in multiple movies and starred in the television series The Wonder Years, but McKellar is also an accomplished female mathematician. [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:24+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Featured, Is there a place for me?, Real World, STEM - Math|0 Comments

Do Colleges Really Want Well-Rounded Students?

While colleges might seek to make you a well-rounded person once you're on campus, they aren't necessarily looking for a membership to every high school club and sport on your resume. What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? While every college differs some on their ideal student, most colleges now want to see passion, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:25+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Autumnal Equinox – Fun Facts about the First Day of Fall

Fall officially arrives September 22nd, the day of the autumnal equinox. If you're not totally sure what the equinox is, check out these facts! Pumpkin spice lattes are back, football is on TV, and candy corn is out in stores. Fall must be here! In case you weren't paying attention in Earth Science class, we'll [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:26+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

An Ode to Pluto

Even though Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, it will always be an OG in our hearts. Check out these fun facts about our favorite dwarf planet - Pluto! Clyde Tombaugh first discovered Pluto in 1930. Tombaugh grew up in a farming family in Kansas and educated himself since he couldn't afford college. The [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:27+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication: Commonly Misused Words

If you think you can sleep through your English class, think again. Communication is key for all fields, including STEM. Check out these commonly misused words! We all have at least one of those friends - the person who is incredibly smart, yet sounds uneducated when speaking. Language doesn't always have to be formal, but [...]

Extreme Sports – Whitewater Rafting Guide

Sports and STEM go hand in hand, including extreme sports. Heather Ludwig, a whitewater rafting guide and high school science teacher, is the perfect example of someone who combines her love of sport and passion for STEM to make her dream career. Heather began her journey as a whitewater rafting guide in the spring of [...]

A Breakdown of STEM AP Courses – Arts

AP classes don't have to be intimidating if you love what you're studying. If the arts are your jam, check out these AP classes! AP Art History Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons You should take this class if: you enjoy learning about history, have a mind for dates, and appreciate different cultures. College Board suggests [...]

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of seven wonders of the natural world. Check out these facts about one of Australia's greatest treasures! Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Queensland is known as the "Sunshine State" and is home to ten of Australia's [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:38+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Featured, STEM - Science|0 Comments