Legoâ€™s female scientist set could inspire a generation of girls to become scientists - Quartz
Jared Sperli stashed this in inequality
This trio of one-inch female scientists was created by Ellen Kooijman, a â€śreal-life geoscientist,â€ť andÂ selected by voteÂ among LEGO Ideas members. It was so popular, itÂ beat out a set based onÂ Sherlock. This is a big deal for â€śgirl power,â€ť as a male commenter from Canada noted.
TheÂ implications could be even bigger for the US and other economies.Â Americadesperately needsÂ more workersÂ in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Part of the problem is thatÂ onlyÂ 26% of STEM workers are womenÂ (pdf, p.5), despite the fact that theyÂ make up half of the overall workforce.
In her project proposal, Kooijman wrote: 'The motto of these scientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!'