Prof. Maria Yang designs a toy lamp to encourage girls interested in STEM


Prof. Maria Yang has developed a lamp to inspire kids to embrace STEM. Called Jubilite, the lamp is a fully functioning lamp that middle-school kids can build. Aimed at girls, the goal is to get more girls excited about STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Built in collaboration with Tony Hu, a lecturer in the MIT Toy Lab, Yang explains that the kids “build and design a lamp that combines arts and crafts and electronics, and results in this lamp you can keep in your room as part of your room d├ęcor.”

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