Sir James Dyson: ‘It’s sexist to say that women and girls don’t ‘do’ engineering’

“To encourage girls to get inventing, we need to do more reveal a true picture of engineering at a young age. Between the ages of seven and nine, children develop the key critical reasoning skills essential to engineering. It is during this time that they should be inspired and exposed to hands on making and doing, at school and home.”

[ via The Telegraph ]

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Comments

  1. Yes, I totally agree with this quote. It’s so important to do fun activities with young people (boys and girls) to teach basic reasoning skills and to show that engineering is not a profession for any single gender.

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