Since I just announced my 125th career as a News Anchor (and 126th as a Computer Engineer!), I think it’s time I cover my first piece of breaking news that also has a computer twist to it!
My 10th and final Woman to Watch in 2010 is MacArthur Fellow Yoky Matsuoka! Not only does this super-smart doll boast top science degrees from Berkeley and MIT, but she’s also currently educating others in the emerging field of neurobotics at the University of Washington. Pretty inspiring, no?
As a true trailblazer and innovator in neurobiotics, Yoky engineers and builds advanced prosthetic limbs (think: robotic hands that look and act like real human hands) so she can help change lives. Her achievements are totally amazing, heart-warming and motivating.
What else do I love? This totally savvy scientist proves that young women everywhere can achieve anything they put their big brains to and look fashionable doing it. As she says, “I love the idea of sending a message to girls that shows them that you can be smart and fashionable."
So get studying, girls – it’s way cool to be geek chic!