We have an exciting new maker organization joining us this year! MakerGirl is a group with the goal to introduce girls from the ages of 7 to 10 to the STEM fields. By running various types of unique and fun 3D printing sessions at the Illinois Maker Lab, they have already introduced well over 300 young girls to the world of 3D printing and connected them with women leading the way in STEM fields. Come meet them at this year’s Heartland Maker Fest and learn more about their inspiring events.

MakerGirl Mission

The mission of MakerGirl is to introduce girls from the ages of 7 to 10 to STEM fields.  We fulfill this mission through multiple approaches:

  • Innovative, collaborative sessions that teach girls about STEM
  • Providing friendly, fun mentors who are UIUC women in STEM fields
  • Serving as the information hub for guardians to learn about women in STEM and how they can inspire their ‘MakerGirls’ to pursue these fields

Learn more about the lab here: