In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, today we are celebrating the work of scientist and educator Renee Watson. Last year, she won the Women In Science England (WISE) Toy Award for her company Curiosity Box.
Renee explains her journey in her own words here.
Since my first attempt at science engagement, which involved a very popular museum of body parts, I ran huge events like the Oxfordshire Science Festival, to workshops, in the smallest of primary schools. But mostly, I have been listening to, and observing, what kids say about science–they love it! When it is hands-on, and they are free to explore their thoughts and ideas; and to what parents say which is so often something like, “I might have liked science, but it was SO boring at school”.
Along the way, I have gathered together a team of equally passionate, (and let’s be frank) quirky individuals, who have all worked tirelessly, to package up our mission into a humble box, ready to unleash a love of curiosity, in your home.
We truly hope you find that The Curiosity Box, delivers that warming feeling of family time well spent, a niggling need to ask questions, and most of all, the confidence your children need to start doing their own science!
Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.
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