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7 Crowdfunded STEM Projects We Love

GoldieBlox exists because of you. 5 years ago, over 5,000 people pledged to support our mission and first product on Kickstarter, and the rest is history. Crowdfunding is near and dear to our hearts, so we wanted to share 7 projects that support girls and women in STEM that we love! (And if you have a […]

Engineers in the Wild – Crystal Jackson of Raytheon

At 14, Crystal Jackson was confident she would be a math teacher: Her uncle encouraged her to use her love for math to become an engineer. Today, she and her Raytheon teammates develop software that helps F-16 pilots navigate fighter jets. Crystal founded “The No-Quit Zone” to share her journey from teen mom to senior […]

Meet Grace VanderWaal, the 12-year-old singer performing on our float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We’re so excited to announce that in this year’s 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, Grace VanderWaal will be performing on the GoldieBlox float! If you haven’t heard of Grace, she’s about to become your daughter’s new favorite singer – and maybe yours, too. Here are five fun facts about the 12-year-old singer and ukulele player […]

The Publisher who Passed on Pride & Prejudice

In 1797, Thomas Cadell received a letter from Jane Austen’s father, George. He asked Cadell if he had any interest in seeing a new manuscript that came in three volumes and was about the same length as Fanny Burney’s Evelina. Without a peek at the work, Cadell decided he wasn’t interested; in response to Geroge, […]

Engineers in the Wild – Shilpa M Shinde, PhD, of FedEx

We all love getting mail. But how does that mail make its way to you? FedEx is one of the companies that makes it happen every day for thousands of people, and Shilpa M Shinde, PhD, is one of the Industrial Engineers that makes that mail move as fast as possible! She’s tackled everything from package […]

Engineers in the Wild – Stacey Keetell of lucy

If you’ve ever wanted to wear your jeans at the gym, Stacy Keetell, Product Development Manager at lucy, is the engineer you need to talk to! She leads the team that helps factories understand how to construct lucy’s activewear, and she just helped launch lucy’s indiGO line,  a brand new hyperreal printed fabric that looks […]

Meet the Toy Hackers Team: Simone Giertz of YouTube & GoldieBlox’s Engineers

The maker generation is upon us, and DIY is the new LOL. Type those three letters – DIY, not LOL – into the search bar on YouTube and over 40 million videos pop up. Need to sew a throw pillow? Hit play. Want to turn your lipstick into a pencil eraser? Go for it. Always […]

Engineers in the Wild – Jennifer Branton, PhD, of Boeing

Jennifer Branton, PhD, a Materials, Process, and Physics Chemical Engineer, helps get your airplane off the ground. Well, she helps get a lot of planes off the ground – and she makes sure that when a Boeing aircraft takes flight, it does so in the most environmentally responsible way possible. Ever wonder how that works? […]

How to Set Up Your GoldieBlox GoFundMe Campaign

We want to bring STEM to classrooms all over the country. If you’re a teacher, educator, club leader, parent, or supporter of education, you can start a GoFundMe campaign with these seven steps to get more STEM to students you care about! Step #1: Start your campaign by clicking here GolideBlox campaigns must start via this […]

Engineers in the Wild – Mel Roberts of Chrysler, FCA

How do new cars get designed? And how makes sure they’re good enough to hit the road? That would be Mel Roberts, Engineer Program Manager at Chrysler, FCA! Here’s how she went from building blocks to designing dashboards! What’s your title? Engineering Program Manager Which team do you work on? Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Platform Team […]