What do purple winged unicorns and disco balls have to do with STEM?
One initiative President Obama brought to the forefront is the need for children to be well versed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. This need is especially prevalent with young girls.
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
— President Barack Obama, February 2013
Computer coding is a major STEM field in which females are underrepresented. To promote interest in coding among young girls, Starbucks and Google have teamed up to create fun coding resources called Made W/Code. One of the first we tried was a gif creator. (Thus the connection between STEM and purple unicorns!)
Girls (and boys!) of all ages will enjoy taking part in the Coding resources at https://www.madewithcode.com/home/
Visit today and create a custom emoji or gif for yourself!