SWE-USC 2019-2020 GoldieBlox Campaign
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Due to the recent increase in costs to the GoldieBlox sets (now $25 each), our team will be purchasing as many sets as we can with the funds raised. Therefore, please note, depending on how much gifts we receive, we may not be able to purchase 200 sets as we have originally planned. Thank you for your support of the future of women in engineering. Every gift will make a difference in the lives of young girls.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at USC is a student organization that encourages the next generation of female engineers to achieve their full potential in STEM fields while expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life for not just men, but women too.
SWE-USC wants to help encourage and foster a creative learning environment for girls to pursue engineering from a young age. This year, SWE-USC is continuing a very special holiday tradition by endorsing GoldieBlox, a problem-solving toy designed especially for girls. By encouraging them at an early age, SWE hopes to ensure that young girls never have even a single doubt about their worth and capability of becoming engineers!
This Christmas, SWE-USC will be distributing a free GoldieBlox play set to girls at local elementary schools. Many of the girls at these schools come from low-income families and may not be exposed to the many opportunities that pique interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Any remaining GoldieBlox sets will be donated to nearby children’s hospitals for young girls there.
Started by engineer Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox is a company dedicated to creating engineering toys specifically geared towards girls. These toys aim to disrupt the “pink aisle” and inspire the future generation of female engineers by reminding girls that they can be both adorable princesses and brilliant intellectuals. SWE-USC knows every girl has the potential to become an engineer, so we see this project as an investment in the next generation of female game-changers.
This year we are trying to raise $2,500 so that we can purchase and distribute 200 GoldieBlox sets to a girl and her family. A gift of $25.00 will help us to provide one (1) young girl with the tool to help inspire and teach her that there is a possibility for her to learn and excel in STEM fields.
We hope you will consider to help support one (or more) young girl with the opportunity to learn about and hopefully pursue a career in STEM. Thank you for your support and for making a difference for the future of women in engineering!
For more information about USC's Society of Women Engineers, please visit:
The Official SWE-USC Website: www.sweusc.com
SWE-USC's Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sweusc
SWE-USC's Official Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/sweusc
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