[Charlug] Fwd: Charlotte Latin girls give a TEDx talk

Jason Edgecombe jason at rampaginggeek.com
Fri Apr 12 15:41:13 CEST 2013

My apologies if this is a duplicate. I found this on the Raspberry Pi 
RSS feed.

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Subject: 	Charlotte Latin girls give a TEDx talk
Date: 	Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:10:42 +0000
From: 	<liz>

Charlotte Latin girls give a TEDx talk

I met Tom Dubick about a year ago at Hackerspace Charlotte, NC. He 
teaches engineering to the girls at Charlotte Latin School, and we 
believe his class was the first to be using the Raspberry Pi in the 
United States.

He and a group of his 13-year-old pupils have just given a TEDx talk 
called How Girls Should Serve Raspberry Pi. The girls here are 
presenting the projects they’ve made with Raspberry Pi over this 
semester, but there’s another important message here: we know that STEM 
subjects are not just for boys, but we should recognise that not all 
girls are the same, so our teaching approach is doomed if we decide that 
the only way to get girls into engineering subjects is to “shrink it and 
pink it”.

Keep watching – the projects get better and better. (Rolling backpack 
indicator lights FTW!)

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