We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018. Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).
As we celebrate the approach of this wonderful season, it’s time to share some of my top holiday picks! From high-tech to STEM toys, to travel gadgets that are a must - I think you’ll find at least a few items for those special people in your life, and maybe even a few secret surprises for yourself!
Educators today agree that the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines are vital in preparing children for the high-tech careers of tomorrow. To get children interested in STEM, you can’t just talk to them about science and engineering
I remember my sheer excitement when I was invited to one of the first computer classes at my elementary school. I felt as though the world of technology opened up to me, and I think those early days of computing really inspired my future in technology. Since I was afforded that experience as a child, today I am a big supporter of encouraging the next generation of girls into STEM professions.
You've probably heard about the importance of exposing children to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or STEAM (with an added arts component) as early as possible in their developmental years. But in an age of digital distraction, how do you keep them engaged?
Katie Linendoll showcases some hot new gadgets created to encourage young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
February has Valentine's Day, President's Day, and it also has Engineer's Week! We're looking at how these products inspire young girls to pursue STEM programs with Katie Linendoll.
There's a big disparity when it comes to men versus women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions. As a techie since childhood, I've always been fascinated with STEM and even earned my networking certificates before graduating high school!
I was so happy to find this cool dress from Shenova, a company that supports women in STEM! The owner, Holly, could not have been faster and kinder to deal with this request.
They have some pretty awesome designs from DNA Helix to Jupiter too. I’ve already picked up two more. Sizes are pretty true – I’m in an XS and it fits great. Bonus: it doesn’t wrinkle so perfect for travel.
Katie speaks with technologist and futurist Kevin Surace on what sparked the craze of Pokémon Go and if the November election could indeed be hacked.
One of my mottos is “Be an IT girl” – and by IT I mean information technology. With that said, as a proud graduate of RIT with a degree in Information Technology New Media, I am constantly being asked by parents and executives – how do we get more girls involved in STEM (science technology engineering math) and more specifically into computing and code?
Katie shares some of the coolest gadgets to keep your kids engaged, wired and working like a robot this summer