Producer Chat: Barbie’s New Career in STEM

Barbie has come a long way from just playing dress up—she’s got a new job as a robotics engineer.      

Wednesday’s Producer Chat on something fun or interesting going on in the world takes a look at the new Barbie who loves STEM, science, tech, engineering and math, along with learning to code.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, right now only around 24 percent of STEM jobs are held by women.

Mattell, Barbie’s maker, is teaming up with the Tynker Co. by launching six free Barbie inspired coding programs.

Robotics engineering Barbie is about $14, and Barbie has had more than 200 careers over the years.

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