Roominate: Way Better Than a Dollhouse

According to youtube

Learn more about Roominate:

We’re Roominate, a toy company that aims to get more girls into science, tech, engineering, and math. What started out as a dollhouse back in 2012 has evolved into a world of building, wiring, designing, customizing, and programming. For 2015, we want to push the boundaries of girls’ toys even further. Join the building movement.

Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, the two Roominate founders, met and became friends in the master’s engineering program at Stanford. As two of the few women in the program, they compared stories on why they had pursued engineering. They were both inspired by their childhood toys.

Roominate teaches:

Hands-On Problem Solving
Spatial + Fine Motor Skills
Basic Circuitry

Growing Up in STEM

According to a video posted on youtube.

Iowa State University Computer Science major Cassidy Williams was often the only girl in the room. She shares her story of pursuing her passion as a model for encouraging women in STEM.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day (06:21)

This delightful video from USC Viterbi School of Engineering introduces us to real-life superheroes — women in the engineering field who are saving the world with their work.

Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Demo Reel (03:16)

At age 12, pint-sized maker Super-Awesome Sylvia already has a hit Web video series, several TED Talks, and a White House Science Fairunder her belt. Her videos show low-cost or free experiments kids can try at home.

Girls in STEM, featuring young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, shines a spotlight on these extraordinary young role models and their exciting projects — ranging from a machine that detects buried landmines, to a prosthetic hand device, to a lunchbox that uses UV light to kill bacteria on food.

Black Girls Code will change the world. Founded by Kimberly Bryant, they are bridging the digital divide. Take time to watch this empowering piece. Produced by Janet Robinson ,and directed by Shanice Johnson.

As the crowd roared and the checkered flag waved, the bright yellow car of Flaming Zing narrowly beat the girls of Ice Bolts. After the race, the girls said the key to advancing to the finals was communication during the STEM challenges. They also credited their victory to all the hard work they put into their preparation outside the garage. In addition to a scholarship, all five girls walked away with a laptop and entrance into a technology camp.

7 out of 10 girls are interested in science. Only 2 out of 10 will pursue it as a career. Let’s change that. Through the voices of these girls, we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History month. We support the bright young women who participated in this project and all girls who share our belief in the empowering nature of science and technology.