Meena Balgopal is an Associate Professor of Science Education in Biology. She studies how students (K-12 and undergraduate) make meaning of natural and physical sciences through reading, writing and speaking experiences.
Why Wait for Adulthood? These Girls in STEM Are Philanthropists and Entrepreneurs Influencing the World Today
Most aren't old enough to drive, but these teens are building entrepreneurial cred today. One is forming an LLC around how to stop the public spread of germs.
"My favorite day of Pretty Brainy," writes Madeleine B., "was when we learned how to solder. . . . It probably will become a very useful skill if I pursue my dreams and become an aerospace engineer." Find out why Madeleine says soldering and helping others are the best ways to spend a Friday night.
Heidi Olinger is the founder and chief executive of Pretty Brainy. From research and testing, she creates STEAM curricula to inspire and prepare girls and young women to innovate, problem-solve, and lead in the 21st century.
It’s National Mentoring Month: New Program Combines Mentoring and Philanthropy to Attract and Retain Girls in STEM
Pretty Brilliant will immerse girls in engineering while supporting them in designing safe, energy-efficient lighting for Habitat for Humanity.