A number of different national events will take place on Manufacturing Day to highlight manufacturing's impact on the world as well as give a sneak peak into different organizations. Manufacturing companies and schools will open the door the public and offer tours of their facilities.
Lego invests in redesigning the STEM revolution. They have maintained a relationship with National Instruments for over 20 years with the purpose of bringing hands-on learning to children in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines and continue to push for modern learning styles.
It all starts with TOYS! Debbie Sterling Lewis, inventor, engineer, and CEO of GoldieBlox, says that she felt she needed to do something to encourage young girls to go into the engineering field. Right now 89% of professionals in engineering are male, yet 50% of the world population is female.
When I was growing up most of the Legos I played with were meant for boys. They only came in boy colors or in set packages to build cars, planes, spaceships, battle scenes and such gender-specific objects.