Think Like a Girl: Engineering Kits

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Think Like a Girl is a company with the vision of empowering girls to develop into our world’s problem solvers. We hope to achieve this with our product, Think Like a Girl: Engineering Kits, marketed to girls ages 6-12+ to learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) fundamentals through activities geared towards girl interests and taught in ways in which girls typically learn best. In addition to our product, we also aim to serve as a community to encourage females to enter STEM fields and connect like-minded individuals. The team will is actively working to participate in and hosting events and presentations to educate young girls about what engineering is and the different types of industries.

 

What’s in a Kit?

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Engineering Activity

Hands-on activity that teaches STEAM skills

Focus on either an engineering industry or fundamental

Could be completed alone or with a parent or educator

Two different age range levels

 

Illustrated Short Story Booklet, the Gadget Guide

Acts as an instruction manual for the engineering activity

Tells the story of Gaby Gadget, 17-year-old girl engineer

Teaches the basics of the fundamental taught (great resource for parents and educators)

Relates lessons to real life applications

Hardcopy or eBook options

 

Design Project

Teaches important design/creativity skills

 

Real Woman Engineer Trading Card

Introduces girls to real role models

Demonstrates the importance of networking and making connections

 

Engineering Tool Card

Exposes girls to real tools engineers use

 

Sustainability Card

Says how the materials used in the kit are recycled, biodegradable, or eco-friendly

Shows the importance of knowing your impact on the environment

 

Outfit Design for Gaby Gadget

Allows girls to feel connected to the main character

Can submit online for a chance for their design to be featured

 

Collectable Prize, the Sur-Prize

Small charm or toy relating to the kit’s theme or characters

 

Awards/Publications

  • Rohrer College of Business 2015 Elevator Pitch Competition

  • InnovateHER Regional Competition at the Camden CoLab

  • IEEE Philadelphia Section 2016 Student Project Award

  • Camden CoLab Student Fellow

  • King’s Hall Membership

Courier Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2015/11/02/women-stem-gender-gap-science-technology-engineering-math/74616500/

SJ Magazine

SOLIDWORKS Community Blog

http://blogs.solidworks.com/swcommunity/2016/02/solidworks-women-in-engineering-series-gaby-rochino.html

ASTM

http://www.astm.org/standardization-news/standards-in-edu.htm

Philadelphia Inquirer http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-26/news/70066845_1_engineering-school-tony-lowman-rowan-university

Diversity in Action

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With your help, Think Like a Girl has the potential to change the face of engineering and empower our world’s next problem solvers! Also check out our Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thinklikeagirl/think-like-a-girl-engineering-kits.

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