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Engineers in the Wild – Manjiri McCoy of Autodesk

Like every Monday, we have a new engineer to introduce you to! Today’s post features Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since 1982, when they released software called AutoCAD, Autodesk has been helping clients “design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created” – sounds like a ton of […]

Engineers in the Wild – Allison Holloway of Oracle

Who run the world? GIR– oh, wait. Sorry. Hang on. We want to think about this for a second. We’re going to switch things up this time. Who run the world? Engineers. Engineers run the world – because they build the tools we use every day, from public transportation routes to the software on our phones. At GoldieBlox, we […]

Engineering IRL: Goldie Blox Zipline Action Figure + suspension

Our Engineering IRL (In Real Life) blog posts are meant to help kids and parents alike explore what engineering concepts look like in everyday life. Use these activities and questions as a brief introduction to the concept for yourself and your young engineer! What is suspension? Good question! That word actually means a lot of […]

Equal Pay Day 2016 – .79 Just Doesn’t Make Sense

At GoldieBlox, we’re all about leveling the playing field – and the paying field. That’s why April 12th, Equal Pay Day, is so important to us. We firmly believe that men and women should be paid equally when they do the same work. And right now, that isn’t the case. For every dollar men make, on […]

Forming a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Government and Public Service for Women’s History Month 2016

Did you know that March is National Women’s History Month? In 1987, a presidential declaration designated March as a month to highlight the accomplishments of influential women and celebrate progress. Okay – now that you’re caught up on the history behind the history, let’s fast forward to 2016. Each year, Women’s History Month has a […]

This is How February 29th Keeps the Universe in Sync

Get ready. The truth about our universe is going to blow your mind. Every four years, February 29th comes along. It’s like those family members that send you birthday cards, but that you only see at reunions. But do you know why we add an extra day to our year every once in awhile? A […]

Goldie’s Super STEMy Reading List for Budding Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers

That extra family time around the holidays is magical, but can prove exhausting – how do you fill every hour of the day with something fun and engaging? What toy, game, or activity provides a never-ending supply of exciting content? And how could it possibly appeal to everyone? We’ve got a fun concept for you: […]

Win Some Extra Holiday Cheer with GoldieBlox + Epic!

We are making someone’s holiday season a little brighter by teaming up with Epic! to give away a free year of reading with Epic!, plus the Goldie Blox Zipline and Ruby Rails Skydive action figures! To enter, click on the screenshot below to head to Epic!’s website. Find their Female Leads list, and surf the awesome, […]

Fast-Forward Girls 2015

At GoldieBlox, we champion two things: good old fashioned play, and strong, confident, and creative role models. After all, she can only be it if she can see it. With the launch of Fast-Forward Girls 2015, we’re celebrating today’s role models and the generation of girls they’ve inspired – the girls who have broken the […]

The Next Generation: the YouTube Celebs from Fast-Forward Girls 2015

Fast-Forward is all about girls. This year, GoldieBlox was lucky enough to have some of the biggest YouTube talent join us in our celebration of girl power. But these girls aren’t just playing role models in the video – they are role models. These are the girls that are pushing us into the future. Read […]