Educational Technology

January 25, 2015

High School Girls Create Their Own Wearables at MIT Workshop

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Michael Hart, THE Journal

Mechanical engineer Kristen Railey gathered 50 high school girls at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA, one Saturday in December. When the researcher who builds and programs military robots for the lab asked the students to close their eyes and imagine what an engineer looks like, only six said they imagined somebody like Railey, a young woman just a few years older than themselves. That’s exactly why Railey, an MIT engineering graduate, had organized the first one-day “Make Your Own Wearables” workshop for teenage girls that the Massachusetts Institute for Technology had ever held.

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