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Robyn Creates Tech Fest For Girls

By Kristy Puchko | Trade News | March 30, 2015 | Comments ()

By Kristy Puchko | Trade News | March 30, 2015 |


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Swedish pop star Robyn is best known for such hits as “Do You Know (What It Takes)” and “Dancing on My Own,” but someday she may be cited as the inspiration for a new generation of engineers.

The Verve reports Robyn will be holding a one-day tech fest called Tekla in Stockholm on April 18th, which is geared toward teaching girls ages 11-18 about programming, robotics, 3D printing, game development, electronic music, and more. The event is being supported by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, as well as Google and Spotify.

Why girls only? Because Robyn’s hoping to inspire this group that is too often marginalized in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields). Robyn explains, “I thought of KTH’s motto, ‘science and art’, and wanted to do something to inspire girls who are curious about technology, while at the same time highlighting that too few women are applying to KTH programs.”

While the workshops being offered sound pretty awesome on their own, the girls in attendance will also get to see Robyn perform live. We suspect this track will make an appearance, and be a massive hit.

Kristy Puchko is a very scientifically advanced hot mama.


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