Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning

Bukola Somide and Somi, the Computer Science Doll

Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning
December 19
04:25 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. ( — Bukola Somide, creator of 14-inch Somi, the first ever Computer Science Interactive Doll, is on a mission to make playtime educational and entertaining. Equipped with 12 voiceovers, Somi teaches computer science concepts in a fun way and deters cyberbullying.

The first of its kind, Somi STEM doll was designed based off the looks of the main character in her children’s storybook, “Somi, The Computer Scientist: Princess Can Code.” In the book, Somi (pronounced is a curious, bright, humorous, and beautiful young girl who has a natural interest in learning computer programing concepts from her mom. Her inquisitive nature allows her to connect what she’s learning with real life experiences. Somi’s persona was created with the intent that young learners would find her relatable and would want her as a friend.

Bukola’s words succinctly capture the essence of this project and her drive as a change agent. “My passion is to bring computer science awareness to underserved communities while deterring cyberbullying. I’m so excited for everyone to experience Somi, The Computer Science doll!”

To pre-order a Somi, The Computer Science Doll, visit Mass production process of the dolls is set to begin in March 2020 and quality-assured dolls would be delivered to customers by August 2020. However, this is dependent on the sales of a minimum of 1,000 units of the 14-inch Somi, Computer Science Interactive Doll by Jan. 27, 2020. 

Help us to achieve this goal! Share this information with family and friends on social media, email and by word of mouth. Refunds on all doll orders (minus credit card processing fees) will be made if the minimum order is not reached by the deadline.

For details of a special giveaway, or to order the Somi Smart Doll, visit

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