[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an career profile recently published in the journal AAAS Science, Zyrobitics Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Ayanna Howard discusses how she was drawn into engineering by her desire to build the Bionic Woman.
“I was shielded from stereotypes during my young and impressionable years. I didn’t realize they existed until maybe middle school, and by then, I’d already decided I wanted to build the Bionic Woman.”
“I was always drawn to ‘techy’ stuff, but I also liked what people would consider typical girly things. I would just as quickly ask for a RadioShack kit as a Betty Crocker oven, and get both. I learned to solder at the same time I was playing with dolls (not necessarily Barbie, although I did collect them for a while and have some that are quite valuable). In the third grade, I started programming in BASIC on a Commodore 64 computer in the basement.”
For the full article, see AAAS Science[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]