Electrical engineering alumni Bettina Chen and Alice Brooks are inspiring young female engineers through the development of toys and products that encourage interests in STEM fields.
Stanford Graduate Bettina Chen M.S. ’12, and MIT Graduate Alice Brooks ’05, are co-founders of Roominate, an organization that produces toys and products designed especially for girls. The products are intended to build confidence in technology and engineering through intuitive active play. The toys are not restricted with step-by-step instructions and expose young girls to engineering structures and circuitry. Brooks is also the founder for GoldieBlox, another innovative toy set dedicated to encouraging the development of engineering skills for girls.
Both toys are receiving attention this holiday season for increasing the range of products offered for young girls today and helping to develop engineering skillets in an enjoyable format.
“It was really toys that we played with when we were younger that first inspired our love for building and tinkering.”
Read about Roominate’s Shark Tank Appearance and learn how they raised funds to create this vision.
Source: The Stanford Daily