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E-Textiles and Girls in STEM: Sew a Basic Circuit

“Sew a Basic Circuit” is a tutorial for girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering + math), particularly the students of Textiles + TechStyles, the latest STEM of Fashion Design™ course from Pretty Brainy. Students may reference the video as they forge ahead with constructing their prototypes.


For Girls in STEM, Parent Enthusiasm Trumps Schoolwork

The girls were creating technology, and their parents were publicly gushing over the results: this alone may do more for these girls’ interest in STEM/science, technology, engineering and math than anything else that will unfold for them in their K-12 education.


Make a Graffiti T-Shirt: Pretty Brainy STEM Workshops Bring Together Art with Science + Math

What I love about introducing the Graffiti T-shirt to Pretty Brainy STEM workshops is the added control each designer will have over her finished product. Each girl will have the latitude to be creative while controlling the details of her design direction in a relatively short amount of time.


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Pretty Brainy Wins Big with ’Tween Girl Empowerment at Math Carnival

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by in Basic Fashion, Life & Culture, Look Who's Pretty Brainy, So Geeky It's Hip, STEM

Girls’ Fashion Goes in Hand with Mathematics On March 19, 2012, Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, CO, held their annual Math Carnival involving booths from students and yours truly, Pretty Brainy.  Each booth had a different math-related game that students could play using tickets purchased at the door.  Aside from showing off their latest […]

Beyond the Decimal, What’s the Point? Show Girls the Real-World Point of Math & Science

Posted on August 4th, 2009 by in Look Who's Pretty Brainy

If a girl can do math, her self-confidence in math increases and when her confidence increases, so does her interest in the subject.

Notes on Raising a Self-Confident Girl

Posted on March 27th, 2009 by in News

Knowing this girl a bit, I could feel in my heart the liberty and confidence she must have experienced knowing that, no matter what, Dad was behind her. The point? Experiencing unconditional love and acceptance can go a long way to helping a girl—at any age—maintain her self-confidence.