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Teen Girls Will Create Games to Play on a Philadelphia Skyscraper

A STEM outreach effort will encourage girls to code by giving them a huge canvas

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Teen Girls Will Create Games to Play on a Philadelphia Skyscraper
Photo: Drexel University

imgThe Big Game: It’s hoped that the chance to use a building-size display, as with this 2013 version of  Tetris, will inspire teenage girl developers.Photo: Drexel University

Frank Lee has a vision: He pictures a girl looking up at a 29-story office tower in downtown Philadelphia, her face aglow as she watches LEDs across the building’s facade light up in clever patterns. He imagines the girl smiling proudly, because that facade is displaying a 29-story video game that she designed and programmed herself.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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