Who got the first two seasons of Fringe for her birthday?!? MEEEEEE :D I hope everyone had a good Halloween!
I hadn’t been on tumblr for so long… it’s like a mosquito bite you had forgotten about and then accidentally scratch.
COPING WITH FALL SEMESTER
From Debbie Sterling’s TEDxPSU talk, "Inspiring the next generation of female engineers." Sterling is the creator of GoldieBlox, a set of toys featuring Goldie, a female engineer who guides girls to develop problem-solving skills and build projects, introducing girls to the world of engineering through a tech-savvy female role model.
Watch Sterling’s entire talk below, and learn more about GoldieBlox at its website.
This speaks to me on such a deep level that I couldn’t even contain my feelings in tags.
I work in Engineering and this is my daily reality. Being the only woman in an entire office. Being the only woman in meetings. Being looked at like you are a fairy tale creature. Earning nothing but disbelieving stares when I tell people what I do for a living and that I love my job.
We desperately need more women in Engineering. We need offices filled with tech-savy, smart girls who work hard towards making all our lives better. Female engineers need to stop being the butt of jokes and we need to let little girls and teenage girls know that Engineering and science is fun. It is inspiring, it is worth all the struggles to be able to say “I made this”.
Never really gave much thought to this, but she’s right. Although, I think Chemical Engineering is one of the most balanced ones.