I have always grown up loving math and science. It is something that I couldn’t get enough of, and I feel strongly about all of my kids (boys and girls) understanding and learning it as well. That is one reason we love the watch Disney’s Miles from Tomorrowland show because it encourages STEM – and with Loretta and her coding abilities it helps give my girls some inspiration. I just signed my daughter up for an after school computer coding program. Her first class was on Tuesday – and she LOVES it! She came home, showed me the site that they are working on – and then continued to spend her free time working on it. This just makes me happy. I have a degree in coding – and so to see that my kids want to also do that and love it is great. Girls and Women can do great at STEM jobs like coding and computer science and it is important that we encourage that and give them every opportunity possible for them to discover their talents and learn as much as they can.
When I was in San Francisco a couple months ago for The Good Dinosaur press junket, we were also able to go to Google HQ. It was a really fun experience and we got to meet some amazing people! Isis Anchalee (#ILookLikeAnEngineer), Dr. Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Angela Navarro (Google Engineer), Di Ikemiyashiro (Disney Junior Exec) and Sascha Paladino (Creator of Miles from Tomorrowland) were all there to visit with us and answer our questions.
We learned that only 18% of computer scientists are female. That is crazy to me. Sasha Paladino (creator and executive producer of Miles from Tomorrowland) noticed this and wanted to help. Even though the show focuses on Miles, he wanted to bring Loretta out as a prominent female that is learning code and can do great things. My girls love watching her and I know that she is inspiring them to do better and learn more.
It was so fun to listen to them and learn more about the importance of encouraging our girls to go into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. I have a niece that is at college studying to be an engineer – she is a great inspiration to my girls. There is so many different ways to contribute to this and we can do our small part to help them. Turn your TV on to Miles from Tomorrowland “The Discovery Expedition” – Loretta uses her coding skills to discover a hidden planet. It airs Friday at (10:30 AM ET/ 7:30 AM PT) on The Disney Channel. I already have my DVR set!
Watch this Miles from Tomorrowland Loretta Coding Featurette:
The new Miles from Tomorrowland episode featuring Loretta and how she uses her coding skills to discover a hidden planet. Watch it with (or record it for) your kids and encourage them to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
What do you do to help your kids learn more about STEM?
Find out more about Miles from Tomorrowland here:
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This trip is sponsored by Disney, Pixar & Disney Junior. This does not affect my opinions and they are 100% my own.