Addy Timmons doesn’t want to be a princess. She wants to be more.
Addy has a big goal – to solve big problems in future. She’s starting to work toward that goal at a young age through her involvement with MakerGirl, a mission driven program that strives to inspire young girls to be active in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). MakerGirl sessions are led by university STEM women and teach young girls (ages 7-10) about 3D design and printing, women leaders in STEM fields, innovative companies, cutting edge technology and much more.
We had a chance to ask Addy a few questions. Something tells us this amazing girl is just getting started!
“I use my mind to create cool stuff.” – Addy Timmons
Q & A
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
A: I want to be a MakerPerson so that I can solve really big problems and have enough money to buy my own beach! I want to invent robots that can do pretty much anything I want, like clean my room; or an automatic back-scratcher which comes out of the wall to scratch my back at night; or a car that drives itself.
Q: What do people say when you tell them that?
Q: How did you become interested in inventing?
A: Whenever I started using my mind to create cool stuff.
Q: Do your family and friends support you?
A: They support me a lot!
Q: Did you ever think you’d be called an “amazing girl” for choosing to do this?
Q: What three words would you like people to use to describe you?
A: Smart, creative, awesome!
Q: What do you want people to know about you outside of your accomplishments?
A: I’m a Makergirl! I’m getting smarter and smarter. I like math, music, running, soccer, drawing, Oregon, and of course, Minecraft.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Solving really big problems in the future!
Q: If you could have ice cream with one person, whom would it be?
A: My dad. He is awesome!
Q: What advice would you give to a girl who wants to be just like you?
A: Get really smart and develop the confidence that you can solve big problems in the future, too!
Bonus Question: What question would you ask the next Amazing Girl we interview?
A: Have you ever heard of MakerGirl?
- Her favorite app is Minecraft, of course!
- This summer, Addy is most looking forward to staying in Oregon at Nama’s.
- Her favorite songs are One Direction and Taylor Swift songs.
- Addy’s favorite animal is an ocelot.
- Her favorite subject in school is art.