Roy Kenyan engineer Roy Ombatti set out to 3D print custom shoes for those who had suffered from deforming jigger infections. But once he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, he began to see that shoes were only the beginning of what 3D printing could do for his people. Now, he’s on a mission to encourage Kenyans to think differently about their problems—and how this empowering tool might help them produce creative solutions.
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Roy is a Stanford FabLearn Fellow - I've been working with them for the past year and am delighted to see Roy get some attention for the amazing work he does.
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In the U.S., students in grades 7-12 and parents of students in these grades widely support computer science education in schools; however, principals and superintendents may be underestimating this level of demand.
According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to …
sylvia martinez's insight:
Amazing quote - "Most concerningly, a study from Yale researchers shows that perceiving yourself as objective is actually correlated with showing even more bias."
A very smart piece. I think the only thing I faintly disagree with is saying that you have to “..leaders have to get rid of employees who engage in sexist or racist behavior” - I think that’s too late. It will be perceived as unfair and harsh, with bounceback attitudes that actually strengthen biases (“women are too touchy - and now Joe lost his job”). The only thing I’ve seen work is to address ALL instances of sexist or racist behavior and language immediately and with fair consequences.
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