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Maker Girl is on the road this summer with their mobile Makerspace and stopped at the Fulton Fab Lab to host an event for elementary and middle school girls. Maker Girl is a group of women pursuing STEM degrees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign promoting STEM to girls through hands on CAD design and 3D printing activities. Here are some photos from the event!

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Does anyone else hear Johnny Cash playing in the background?

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A participant uses TinkerCAD to create an object of her own design — a UFO with her name on it.

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Participants learned the basics of using Tinkercad in one of the school’s computer labs.

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And then were off creating individually or in pairs.

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Watching their designs being printed on one of a dozen printers donated to Maker Girl by Ultimaker.

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Antici … pation.

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Everyone was invited to write a short testimonial on the trailer — click to see the full resolution version, where you can more easily read some of the girls’ comments!

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