By Lauren Isenhour

The journal Interesting Engineering released an article earlier this month titled, “Inspiring Girls with STEAM Power and the Model Renaissance Man.” The thoughtful article covers like-minded STEAM supporters Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, co-founders of LA-based Two Bit Circus, Leonardo da Vinci, and Pretty Brainy Founder, Heidi Olinger.

So what do Leonardo da Vinci and VR have in common?

The answer to this question is STEAM. Weaving arts and engineering is what created da Vinci’s legacy. It is what reinvigorated the team at Two Bit Circus to create their virtual reality fun house and is the basis of their traveling educational circus. It is also the basis of Heidi’s new book, Leonardo’s Science Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius (Quarto 2019).

The idea behind the Heidi Olinger’s new book, Leonardo’s Science Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius is that children in general, and girls in particular, can be inspired to explore scientific principles through hands-on exploration, following in the footsteps of the Renaissance man par excellence.

–Ariella Brown for Interesting Engineering, July 22, 2019

We thank Interesting Engineering for this fantastic coverage on the importance of STEAM and support of our MISSion to empower girls.

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Author Bio

Lauren Isenhour is Pretty Brainy’s intern for operations.