Pretty Brainy offers STEAM workshops for girls 10-14

By: InnovatioNews Monday July 15, 2013 0 comments Tags: Fashionably Mashed, Fort Collins, Heidi Olinger, Pretty Brainy, STEAM

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FORT COLLINS - Pretty Brainy, a Fort Collins-based nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring STEAM (science, technology engineering, art and math) learning in young girls, is offering "Fashionably Mashed" workshops to girls 10-14 this summer.

The half-day workshops are set for July 30, Aug. 8 and Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ArtLab Fort Collins, 239 Linden Street in Old Town.

Heidi Olinger, Pretty Brainy's founder, is offering middle-school-age girls hands-on workshops based on a fashion or jewelry design project that includes science, technology, engineering, art and math.

"It is a myth that girls can't do math," Olinger said. "And science is anything but boring, so we have to demonstrate what's cool about STEM through a framework that a majority of girls value."

Pretty Brainy partners with schools and other nonprofit organizations to offer the STEAM workshops. In the first half of 2013, the organization has connected with 114 girls.

Participants can choose from the above three dates for the summer workshops, which cost $49 per workshop.

For more information or to register, visit or call 720-203-1749.

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