Ivanka Trump is going to take coding lessons with her daughter Arabella
During a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, first daughter Ivanka Trump revealed that she and her daughter Arabella are planning to take a coding class this summer.
“On a very personal level, as a mother, I try to do my part as well,” the first daughter said. “My daughter Arabella and I are enrolling in a coding class this summer.
“We are excited to learn this incredibly important new language together. Coding really is the language of the future,” she added.
Trump accompanied Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for a special Women’s History Month STEM event at the museum, where young people were treated to a screening of Hidden Figures and speeches by the astronaut from NASA Kay Hire and NASA engineers.
The first daughter was back at work in Washington this week, having left town for a vacation in Aspen last week as her father’s health care bill melted.
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Ivanka Trump spoke to students at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum today, revealing that she plans to take a coding class with her daughter this summer
Ivanka Trump, who vacationed in Aspen as her father’s health care bill crashed and burned last week, is back at work this week in Washington
Ivanka Trump is pictured checking out an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday
First daughter Ivanka Trump is pictured looking at an astronaut suit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday
The first girl (centre) accompanied by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (left) to promote women in STEM at the museum today
Promoting the film, First Girl noted, “The heroes of Hidden Figures have been pioneers for women in STEM, paving the way for greater representation of women and African Americans in these fields.”
“They embody America’s spirit of innovation and inspire us all to continue to push the boundaries between gender in all industries,” she added.
The young Trump touted her father’s administration’s plan to support a mission to Mars.
Ivanka Trump (center) stands next to a student she helped with a coding craft project during their day at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Ivanka Trump (left) and Betsy DeVos (right) spoke about the importance of women joining the fields of science, technology, engineering and math
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (left) spoke to the group about watching the Apollo mission to the moon on TV
“I can only imagine where we will be in 50 years,” Trump said.
She explained that women’s participation in STEM fields was an important part of achieving equal pay and called on the male students in the room to empower their female counterparts.
“The level playing field will only be leveled if we can work together to break down these long-standing barriers,” Trump said.
She asked girls in the audience to raise their hands if they were interested in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – and was impressed by how many hands went up.
“Your response fills me with incredible hope,” said the first girl.
Leveling the playing field, especially using code, is something Ivanka Trump’s supermodel sister-in-law is also heavily involved in.
Karlie Kloss, married to Joshua Kushner, set up Kode With Klossy, a summer coding camp for girls aged 13-18. The two-week camp provides scholarships to 80 young women from New York, Los Angeles and Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
Education Secretary DeVos recalled seeing the Apollo mission land on the moon.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (left) arrived at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday with Ivanka Trump (right)
Ivanka Trump walked the main halls of the space museum before speaking to students about her involvement in STEM fields
Ivanka Trump (far right) appeared alongside Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (right) and NASA astronaut Kay Hire (left, in blue)
“Your response fills me with incredible hope,” Ivanka Trump told female students, who raised their hands and said they were interested in STEM fields.
“You represent the future of this nation here, and Ivanka spoke about how her father set the goal and the aspiration to reach Mars with humans,” she said. “And I know there’s probably someone in this audience who will be part of this important mission.”
DeVos also touted the Oscar-nominated Hidden Characters.
“It’s a really inspiring film, and the women in the film, in this ‘Hidden Figures’ film, show that it doesn’t matter whether you’re a boy or a girl, whether you’re black or white, you can be great at anything. what you do, as long as you believe in yourself, work hard and stick to your beliefs,” the new education secretary said.
She also spoke about the importance of mentoring.
“I’m mentoring a teenage girl in my hometown, and it’s been a very, very educational relationship for me,” DeVos said. “A very important relationship. I want to encourage the young girls in this room and the young boys to think about mentoring in your life.