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Not Just Fun and Games? STEM, Toys, and Gender

Thu, Nov 19, 2015 | 6:30 pm

There has been a recent influx of toys intended to engage girls with science, technology, and engineering-based skills at an early age. Critics counter, however, that activities like this, meant to level the playing field, actually work to reinforce gendered stereotypes. Join the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Temple University Libraries as we explore the intersection of STEM toys and gender. This program will be moderated by Dr. Brenna Hassinger-Das, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Kathy Hirsch-Pasek at Temple’s Infant and Child Laboratory. Hassinger-Das’ research focuses on the role of play in fostering learning, particularly in the areas of mathematics and language development.

The discussion will be followed by a toy fair and activities in the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum.

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