Sci Chic’s journey of expanding and pivoting in the world of entrepreneurship
Passing the one year mark as an entrepreneur is a big milestone, but also makes you do some reflecting. I started my company Sci Chic back in October 2015 during my 4th year as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Florida. Inspired by my experiences at outreach events, my goal with founding Sci Chic was creating a tangible connection to STEM topics, sparking everyday conversations about science, and encouraging young girls in science and engineering. Over the past year we have done this by creating science and engineering inspired jewelry using 3D printing and pairing it with educational materials.
One woman’s international STEM journey to empower melanin genius
Ruth Agbaji is the founder of an online community for black millennial women in STEM and although her journey started in a different area of study and a different continent, her whole career has been leading up to this.
Growing up in Nigeria, Ruth Agbaji was surrounded by STEM. From her parent’s work in chemistry to her family’s Commodore 64 computer that was always available for tinkering, Agbaji grew up in one of the few families at the time with the opportunity to dive into cutting edge technology.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, gift shopping is in full swing. It can be hard to find the perfect thing to express your feelings, and maybe aren’t sure what to buy.
Well 3D printing is here to help! There are some amazing resources online for making the perfect custom gift for your loved one, and you don't even need to own a printer! Check out these 5 options below.
3D printing has exploded over the past five years, but did you know 3D printing has actually been around since the 1980s? 3D printing is actually over 30 years old. So why all these years later has the popularity of 3D printing skyrocketed?
Upon my graduation with my undergraduate mechanical engineering degree, I decided it was time to thank the real hero in my life, the one that was there for me during the toughest times, the one that never let me down and always knew the right answers.
My TI-84 calculator.
As a mechanical engineering student, I was around 3D printing all the time. However, my main use for it is a bit different than most engineers. I love using 3D printing for fashion applications. Specifically science fashion.
19-year old Abigail Harrison has transformed from space fan to international science ambassador
Many kids dream of becoming astronauts when they grow up. However, few take action towards this goal like 19-year-old Abigail Harrison has. Harrison is passionate about using her journey towards becoming the first astronaut to step on Mars as a learning experience for the world.
Last month I graduated with my B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and it is making me a bit nostalgic, thinking about all the cool engineering experiences I have had. It also reminds me of a time when I barely had any idea what you do in undergraduate engineering classes. Therefore I am motivated to share about the projects I got to work on for my own benefit of looking back, as well as giving people an idea of what undergraduate mechanical engineers actually do.
One of my favorite projects I got to work on was in Mechanics of Materials lab (affectionately known as MoM Lab by students). I got to smash stuff. Ok, well smash stuff and take important measurements.
On a mission to show the art and creativity in science, technology and engineering.