Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology, said, ‘If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off … no matter what they say.’ In June 2019 I learned about three groups of wonderful young ladies who know they are on the right track. They delivered a strong and precise story about their science, knowledge, and passion for clean energy projects and the influence those can have on our community. They pitched to a large audience at the Colorado State University Energy Institute, which included CSU professors, researchers and community members. I am proud of them and I really appreciate Pretty Brainy’s effort to make the MISSion: Innovation program happen.

— Mandana Ashouri | CSU Ventures