Snow Day Reads

Snow on Engineering Fountain

Happy Snow Day Boilermakers!

In honor of the extra time this Wednesday, I pulled together some reads pertaining to women, STEM, and engineering that have been popular this month.  Let me know if you have any other links to share in the comments section.

Stay warm!

“Where are all the Lego Girls? 7 year old wants answers”  USA Today: This adorable letter from a 7 year old girl from Minnesota has gone viral in the past few weeks.  Check out the letter and Lego’s response!

“GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Shows Companies Need To Think Outside The (Toy) Box” Huffington Post:  Did you miss the GoldieBlox ad during the big game?  Well, here it is along with some quotes from company founder Debbie Sterling.

“How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand”  Lifehacker:  Communication is a critical skill for any STEM professional, and this article gives some pointers on how to clearly and simply articulate your ideas to those who may not have a technical background.

“Female engineer, a role model, empowers other Ugandan women”  Thomson Reuters Foundation:  Check out this inspiring profile of a female civil engineer in Uganda working to change stereotypes.


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