Understanding why 3D Printing is a Game-Changer for All Industries

I recently had the privilege of attending the Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 show in Amsterdam with the co-founders of MakerGirl, Julia Haried and Elizabeth Engle. MakerGirl was welcomed on behalf...

How we inspired 1200 7-10 year old girls in 53 cities to pursue STEM

What bothers you? This was the big question posed in my “for fun” social entrepreneurship class that I had taken in one of my last semesters of university. In Noah...

The Importance of STEM Education During Your Childhood

Second Semester Senior. It feels incredibly abnormal as I typed the previous phrase, because it’s surreal that in less than six weeks, I’ll no longer be a student. As much...

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in Rural America

Over spring break Alyssa and I represented MakerGirl at the Fab Lab Symposium in Bentonville, Arkansas. The symposium brought together Fab Labs from across the country for three days of...

Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President, I am a freshman working towards a degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. As a woman in engineering, I have faced criticism,...