Latin 7th Grade Girls featured on Raspberry Pi Blog

We are on today. Here are the very nice comments from Liz Upton:

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!)

READ: Charlotte Latin girls give a TEDx talk (via Raspberry Pi)

Great discussion about education and work — college degree does not necessarily mean a job

Check out this On Point broadcast about college and jobs. Maybe it is about time to give Community Colleges more respect. I have said for several years that our local community college (Central Piedmont Community College) is the largest graduate school in the state. Over 70% students attending the school already have a four year degree.

LISTEN: Jobs and New Graduates — On Point with Tom Ashbrook