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3D printers used for MakerGirl events

3D printers used for MakerGirl events

University of Illinois students are introducing STEM to young girls around Illinois.

MakerGirl, a UIUC startup, is working to fill the gender gap in STEM careers across the country. The startup holds sessions for girls ages 7-10 where they design and print objects with 3D printers. A report from the campus coalition I-STEM gives a rundown of the history of MakerGirl and how the sessions work.  Continue reading