There is a lot of effort being applied to get more girls interested in pursuing STEM education and careers. All these efforts would yield more fruits if the girls were introduced to STEM at the earliest possible age. That way, they will not adhere to the misleading common belief that STEM is for boys and not just any boys, but the geeky boys.
One Company, PinkThink has come up with an innovative idea of how we can introduce coding to young girls in the form of fun wearable tech. PinkThink has developed the cStyle bracelets, a wearable tech for girls that can be manipulated to change colors, blink, fade in more than 250 different colors.
The change in colors is manipulated by the girls wearing the cStyle bracelet. The girls can change the colors by running various codes on a web-based program on their computer and upload the codes to the bracelet via USB cable or Bluetooth connection. This act is not only fun for the girls but will also spark with them, the interest of coding, programming and STEM education in general.
While the cStyle bracelet is a wearable tech, it transcends into establishing gender representation in STEM education and careers; getting more women into the tech space. The company behind this product, PinkThink is running a crowdfunding campaign to make this product available to the mass market.
As the company, PinkThink puts it. cStyle bracelets are great wearable tech products for your girl child because they are:
Innovative Tech: cStyle bracelet is the first wearable that is also completely programmable. The bracelet can be made using codes to light up, blink and fade in more than 250 different colors. The girls upload the codes into the bracelets via a USB mini cord or Bluetooth
Gamified Education: cStyle bracelet does educate the girls coding through an accessible, drag and drop coding language on a web-based platform. They also get to play fun games, read engaging stories and can also share their codes with their friends.
Bridging the Digital Divide: By participating in this crowdfunding campaign, PinkThink will donate bracelets to the underprivileged girls through the Girls Scouts among other US national organizations seeking to build courage, confidence, and character among girls.