Writer Andrea Beaty Illustrator David Roberts Publisher Abrams Ages 4+ Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to […]
You cannot imagine my delight when I first laid eyes on LEGO’s new Ideas Women of NASA play set. It includes Margaret Hamilton, one of the foremost names in Computer Science. She was the lead Apollo flight software engineer, and someone whose story I would frequently pull out of the hat when preaching to students […]
I’ve complained about gender inequality in STEM subjects (or rather, the shoddy attempts to combat it) before. This is the Mr Men/Little Miss empire’s attempt to empower young girls and make the STEM world appealing.
It’s a reflection of living in a virtual world that we spend so much time on the World Wide Web. We can conduct our whole lives on there, whether we’re shopping, socialising, gaming, job hunting – even dating.