New approaches aim to involve girls in STEM education


doll-engineerThe disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution.

A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking GoldieBlox, a line of engineering kits geared at girls.

Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves, both 21, met through the engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They have come up with a line of dolls that they hope will change the way girls think about pretend play and, more importantly,...

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