September 26, 2012 AT 7:26 am

GoldieBlox: The Engineering Toy for Girls by Debbie Sterling

GoldieBlox: The Engineering Toy for Girls by Debbie Sterling.

GoldieBlox is a construction toy + book series starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build. My name is Debbie and I’m a Stanford engineer. When I was a little girl, I thought the word, “engineering” was nerdy and intimidating and just for boys. I’ve since learned I was so wrong. Engineers build all the important things we use every day…things that make our lives better. The scary truth is that only 11% of engineers are women and girls start losing interest in science as young as age 8!  This is our chance to change that statistic.

I’m creating GoldieBlox to inspire girls the way Legos and Erector sets have inspired boys, for over 100 years, to develop an early interest and skill set in engineering. It’s time to motivate our girls to help build our future.

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