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Inspiring female amibition in STEM through MakerGirl

Winnie Yang, Julia Haried, Sophie Li, Elizabeth Engele, Sona Kaul and Caitlyn Deegan, members of the MakerGirl team, pose for a photograph in the Illinois MakerLab.

By Robin Dean

March 10, 2015

Last November, during a pilot session, a group of Champaign-Urbana girls ages 7 to ten gathered in BIF and were asked what they wanted to do when they grew up. Instead of the typical response of being an actress, singer or something involved with fashion, they were excited to learn about careers in the...