“lego? i’m thinking, this is more my speed…..”

(The expression of the girl on the right cracks me up!)

“You know what I’m especially excited about is, it’s nothing against the guys, but seeing six girls do an amazing project like this is really exciting. A lot of times in the past, engineering, math, science…girls were saying that’s not for me. You guys are showing that you guys are going to be at the cutting edge of this stuff. I’m proud of you.”

President Barack Obama autographs a Lego robot as he meets student finalists of Intel’s Science Talent Search as he tours a semiconductor manufacturing facility at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon February 18

9 Responses to ““lego? i’m thinking, this is more my speed…..””

  1. 1 Sue in Minnesota
    February 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Smart Girls Rock!

  2. 2 Theo67
    February 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    This is a great thing to see. And I love the way the girls are looking at him – they realize that they’re seeing someone important.

    • 3 vitaminlover
      February 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Totally! I sense their enthusiasm. I know that he want his own daughtes to do well sciences and math so seeing his enthusiasm also makes the girls respond.

  3. 4 Sonjia Duncan
    February 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The next generation of girls have no fear of being smart. They will be the new tech. leaders of the future.

  4. 5 barb
    February 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I am laughing so hard. Look at the face President Obama is making in the first picture. haaaaaaa
    True, Chipsticks that girl in the second picture has such a grin (LOL) on her face. I’d probably faint.
    Let me brag for a second. My oldest granddaughter, Jaz, is studying microengineering in college and then plans to go to medical school. She tells me “I’m in it for the longterm grandma.”

    • 6 Theo67
      February 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      This is so impressive. My niece has expressed an interest in engineering – but she’s still only 13, so that could change. But, they just take it for granted that they could do engineering if they want – and that’s fantastic.

      I still remember only a few years ago a Canadian tragedy when several women engineering students were gunned down by a madman at University because he couldn’t stand the fact that women were pursuing an education in engineering. I’m thrilled that girls see these careers as the norm, and one of many options open to them.

  5. 7 dotster
    August 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    This post is not showing up when you click on this site. I can only access it thru my email, and that was tricky. Anyone else having difficulty?

  6. August 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I had to click on Tally name on the right margin.

    I organized the Intel competition at my college before I retired. It was so exciting to see these high school students so turned on by their research projects. I love giving back to the college that provided me with a future.

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