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the 24-hour all-woman innovation marathon: MISSion Innovation: STEAM service learning

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MISSion Innovation is High School and College Women Innovating for climate action.
The world needs your brain. Be one of 60 young innovators making a positive difference for her community and world. 20 mentors will guide the effort. And 20 volunteers will keep things moving. You’ll learn STEAM skills and gain soft skills to match. It’s for you, whether or not you’re in STEM. Expand your boundaries, grow your experience, do good, and have fun.

MISSion Innovation. For young women by young women in STEAM. Don’t miss this. Sign up today.

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STEM of Fashion Design: Free eBook

We’d love to send you a free eBook, Fashionably Mashed: The STEM of Fashion Design™. The book takes you through four steps at the heart of professional fashion design today. Use it to create your own designer T-shirt, the alpha and omega of the fashion world. Then show us your finished piece! Post an image of your design on Instagram with the hashtag #lookprettybrainy and we’ll check it out and may regram!

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The STEM of Fashion Design Kit

Support Pretty Brainy and your dream of being a fashion designer all at the same time! Check out The STEM of Fashion Design™ Kit. It’s a softcover book + design materials in one. Your purchase empowers girls in STEAM, including you.


Rita Roloff: Could We Have Dreamed Up a Better Role Model?

Mastery of learning, says Rita Roloff, allows people to experiment with new things. It breaks egocentrism and allows us to see our ignorance and biases. From exploring STEM in high school and now as a computer science major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rita has learned how many doors STEM can open, especially for girls and women. Through this realization, she is using her Miss America platform to encourage more girls to pursue STEM through fashion design. Meet Rita, Pretty Brainy National Ambassador.

High School Survival Guide

A Series by Kyra

Survival. It’s a theme in Kyra A.’s series, High School Survival Guide. As a junior with plans to graduate early, Kyra says, “I survived my underclassman years. From Girl Drama to academic troubles to balancing everything I wanted to do and everything in between, there were points in which I fully considered dropping out. Dropping out obviously would not have worked out, so here I am, two years away from graduating, congratulating myself on surviving.” Kyra invites you to learn from what she’s endured. The upshot? You can do more than just survive.