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Close your eyes and picture and engineer. You probably weren't envisioning Debbie Sterling. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.

GoldieBlox is a book series+construction set that engages kids to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines. Debbie writes and illustrates Goldie's stories, taking inspiration from her grandmother, one of the first female cartoonists and creator of ""Mr. Magoo."" Her company, launched in 2012, raised over $285,000 in 30 days through Kickstarter, and has been featured in numerous publications such as The Atlantic and Forbes.

Prior to founding GoldieBlox, Debbie served as the Marketing Director of Lori Bonn, a national jewelry company. For the past 7 years, she has also served as a brand strategy consultant for a wide variety of organizations including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Organic Valley and the New York Knicks.

Debbie's inspiration to create a mission-driven company came in 2008, when she spent 6 months volunteering at a grassroots nonprofit in rural India. She created a viral fundraising campaign called ""I Want a Goat,"" raising over $30,000 for economic and educational development in the region. This experience helped pave the way to finding her true passion: inspiring the next generation of female engineers.

Debbie completed her degree in engineering at Stanford (Product Design, '05) and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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R R
Engineering drawing has me that way too
Li Lo
My mom's side of the family is strongly inclined towards numbers. I got the bug for it too but I turned to humanities out of pettiness. I feel like going back to school though, I used to be so good at it. Solving problems that no one gives you the solution to is definitely empowering
LeeHyeon
We should really ask why our little girls get so happy when they are praised ‘pretty’. Not only girls but grown ups too. This culture is wrong. Love your self eh? Why, isn’t it so easy for you boys? You don’t have to change what you are born with, but you just put little effort in your math tests, tada there you go. You are such better person now. But to girls, ‘pretty’ means much more than A+ on math tests. What made it like that huh?
maybe a procrastinator
Her speech got me through the toughest parts of my engineering student life. I'll be graduating next semester and I'm super excited for what's to come!
Rule Breaker
Girls can do much better than boys ❤
Suzanna Antonia's
I actually agree with her when she said it’s a cultural problem. There are countries where girls have a hard time being in STEM and countries where they are mostly completely fine. I personally grew up going to a math and physics based lyceum that was super hard to get into and we had about 5 or 6 boys in a class of 30 people. We had a blast and our gender was never an issue. I don’t know if it would be the same if we weren’t a majority but all the girls went on to become engineers , computer scientists and physicists and were completely fine in universities as well. And this is in Russia , a place that even we consider to be a little behind when it comes to equality. I would assume that USA would not have a problem like this that seems wore fitting to less developed countries.
Mahnoor Abbasi
I am doing aerospace engineering. I am in my first year.Tbh I was a little doubtful but this video inspired me alot. Thanks ❤
Iman Khan
Never even occurred to me that it was a boys thing. Seriously had no idea. I might be studying chemical engineering next year and I’m very excited. Every person that I have told just wishes me luck or congratulated me and is not weirded out by it. This is the first time that I’m hearing that it’s more of a “boys” thing
Sweet Lollipop
So the idea of this was that no matter what caste, religion, gender, creed you belong to, you can be anything. And whatever you do, it involves hardwork.

And i play with blocks but I wanna be an author and football player. I feel engineering boring. So be whatever you (more than one career) and put ur opinion. Everyone has different perspective so you can put in ur opinions.
ninana143
google: what is spatial ability? Answer: 5 page PDF in conclussion the things I can't do!! I have zero depht perspective now I know why!
Mich Malfoy
I hope I can make it with System's Engineering
Aarohi K
How many female engineers are here? Hit like if you feel proud!
Nerdy McNerdier
I read goldiblocks as a kid. it was so awesome!
Tony il Grasso
Whores, bitches
Engineering is for men 😠😠😠👊👊👊
Melody Kuroda
I'm so thankful that growing up I had those construction toys to play with when I was young. It's amazing that you've inspired such young girls to become excited about building things and learning about engineering.
Flo Wer
that's the spirit i love ,girls are not meant to be nurses or doctors only they could be pilots they could be ship builders ,my sister is an engineer ,i've always wanted to be like her so now i'm studying computer science and my dream is to develop video games ...because i love programming and i love games
N A
So inspiring, i'm studying biomedical engineering and i needed this.
ell cab
It'a about how hard you work
Elaf Amer
I am a smart beautiful engineer! :3
Jessica Gonzales
After watching this im convinced I have potential. I loved playing with my dads construction tools and building games. lol a bit too simple. Im watching this in 2019 because I'm studying IT in a class full of men . I don't want IT to be my end goal though but I do want the motivation to get through my first step. I have no idea where I'm gonna land lol.
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Why Not Admit There is a Problem With Inspiring the next generation of female 2 days ago   01:48

NOTE FROM TED: We've flagged this talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, because it appears to fall outside TEDx's curatorial guidelines for its assertions about math and music. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf


Dan Formosa's work covers many areas of design. A unifying theme is the idea that great design requires that we first understand people. This talk is not a class in math or music. It's a discussion about challenges to understanding math and music, topics for which literacy rates are low. Both subjects can alienate us at an early age. Dan poses this as a design problem. The talk was part of a day-long TEDx event hosted by the design department at Drexel University, that carried the theme "Why Not Admit..." The audience consisted of 100 people, mostly design students. Dan's talk is about visual communication (information design) and its effect on learning.

In the talk Dan draws from childhood experiences in math and music class. In math class (as with many people) the Pythagorean Theorem was presented as a formula to be memorized, but was never illustrated – something that would have been much more effective.

For music, he discusses the difficulties we encounter when deciphering a notation system in which up to 16 keys on a piano are depicted within 5 lines and 4 spaces – a graphic system in which the spatial positions of notes don't map to their acoustic spacing, and sharps and flats need to be interpreted. It's an expert system, and the learning barrier is high.

In accordance with the "Why Not Admit..." theme, and the fact that this is a university event for designers, this talk is asking questions, not suggesting answers. It's intended to trigger ideas to improve literacy (and maybe make anyone who has tried and failed in the past feel better about math and music.)

Comment, March 16 2018: This is NOT a music class, as some viewers have assumed. It's a discussion about difficulties in understanding math and music, and a critique of the way many of us are taught – with teaching techniques that, at an early age, can make us believe we are bad at math or music. In the discussions of sharps and flats that "don't exist," and the difference between E# and F, Dan is discussing his past grammar-school challenges of connecting notes on the scale to keys on a keyboard. (That "past experience" context was apparent during the talk but may not be clear to everyone when watching the video.) Also, the Nashville number system is shown as an example of a work-around that some musicians are using, not as a proposed replacement for notation.

About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)