[robotics-worldwide] [news] robotics start-up: breaking down stereotypes in science and technology

Tom Grasso tomgrasso at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 11:05:12 PDT 2014


Research shows that women and minorities often dismiss careers in technical
fields at a young age.  By the fourth grade, stereotypes are already formed.

See what a Tufts University professor has found in her research, and what
she and a start-up robotics company hope to do about this issue by
introducing young children to robotics programming using an innovative,
research-based tool and curriculum.


Read more at:

http://now.tufts.edu/articles/coding-playroom

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559733758/kibo-young-kids-programming-robots-with-wooden-blo

http://www.kinderlabrobotics.com/home.html


Tom Grasso
former Senior Editor, Computational Sciences and Engineering
Birkhauser, a part of Springer Science + Business Media, LLC


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