Girls as young as seven are being turned off maths, which explains why only 10% of jobs in STEM are held by women. What toy can we invent to help lay a foundation in STEAM for developing girls and boys? How can we attract more intuitive learners to the revelations of data oriented subjects and increase the number of women working in STEAM through play? Hosted by Little Citizens Boutique, the Girl STEM Toy Hackathon will mix up teams of designers, educators, entrepreneurs, students, scientists, engineers, parents, artists and punters to come up with a toy prototype that helps prepare children for our changing world. Teams will compete for a cash prize to create the best toy with the potential to bring it to market.
Join us, no experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to participate.