Curious About Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN® Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM

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Curiosity Camp is a free interactive, multi-platform experience of video "campisodes" paired with DIY activities, curriculum, and more created by GoldieBlox. The media and toy company is an IF/THEN Initiative® coalition member, and GoldieBlox founder (Debbie Sterling) is one of the IF/THEN® ambassadors.

The Curious About Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN® Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM webinar was hosted by NGCP on August 18, 2021. In this webinar recording, GoldieBlox founder and the stars of Curiosity Camp showcase how to use these videos and activities to support girls in STEM.

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Debbie Sterling

Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, a media and toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, spokesperson and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). She was named TIME’s “Person of the Moment,” honored by the National Retail Foundation as one of 25 “People Shaping Retail’s Future,” and was added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama administration and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.

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Sydney Hamilton

Black Engineer of the Year – 2021 Legacy Award Winner, Sydney Hamilton, has been featured on CBS’ Mission Unstoppable, in Marie Claire Magazine, on NPR’s Wow in the World and across The Boeing Company for her innovative contributions to the aerospace industry. Sydney is an Aerospace Structures Stress Manager at Boeing in Long Beach, CA. As a passionate advocate for recognizing the power within diversity, Sydney founded Boeing Generations 2 Generations SoCal employee resource group dedicated to improving workplace culture across the company’s rich, multi-generational talent pool. Sydney brings out her passion for STEM education through her partnership with the non-profit organization, Dramatic Results, serving as President on the Board of Directors. Sydney received dual degrees in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering from Spelman College and the University of Michigan, respectively. She also studied Nuclear Engineering while abroad in China.

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Sam Wynns

Biologist Samantha Wynns has always been a nature geek. Growing up on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park, she spent her summers hiking mountains, rafting rivers, and observing the wild. Sam knew from an early age that she wanted to study and protect these beautiful places and the creatures that live in them. She is a conservation biologist that both does science and communicates science.  Sam now proudly works with the National Park Service at Cabrillo National Monument where she wears many hats: gathering data as a field biologist, educating youth and the public as a science educator, and bringing the Parks-to-the-People with community outreach. During any given day she can be found wrangling snakes (gently and respectfully, of course), leading a STEM summer camp for underserved girls, or giving scientific lectures out in the community. In every role, Sam’s goal is to illuminate and inspire a passion for STEM and a commitment to environmental stewardship. She, her husband, two rescue cats, and a very friendly parrot live in beautiful San Diego, California.

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