Inventor of GoldieBlox Toys to Appear at SNC Day

Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.

From St. Norbert College, September 4, 2013
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Debbie Sterling, the inventor of Goldieblox toys, and founder and CEO of Goldieblox, Inc., will be on hand for the Midwest launch of the toys at SNC Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.

Goldieblox toys are designed to inspire young girls to become engineers; they consist of a series of interactive books and construction toys starring Goldie, a curious girl with a love of engineering. Sterling graduated from Stanford University with an engineering degree.

The launch will take place in St. Norbert College's new Cassandra Voss Center, home to the Joan P. Schaupp Women's Center, St. Norbert College Men's Initiative, and the college's women's and gender studies discipline.

For more information on Sterling and her toy company GoldieBlox, go to http://www.goldieblox.com.

For more information on SNC Day, visit the website at http://www.sncday.com or contact Mike Counter in the office of communications at 920-403-3089.

More about Debbie Sterling:

Debbie Sterling has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. GoldieBlox is a book series plus construction set that engages kids to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines. Sterling writes and illustrates Goldie's stories, taking inspiration from her grandmother, one of the first female cartoonists and creator of "Mr. Magoo". Her company, launched in 2012, raised over $285,000 in 30 days through Kickstarter, and has been featured in numerous publications.