"From a cardboard periscope to robots programmed to paint, seventh grader Sylvia Todd likes to make things. And she wants to inspire other kids — particularly girls who sometimes shy away from STEM careers — to get passionate about science, technology, engineering and math.
"Some girls in my class think [STEM] is only for boys or only for adults," Sylvia said. "They say, 'I can't do that. I have to do something else or other types of occupations.' But you can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be. I really like inspiring other people to do what they want to do and what they want to have fun with.
Her vehicle for spreading that inspiration is her website, Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show . http://sylviashow.com/ This is where you can find videos of Sylvia demonstrating how to make everything from crafty decoupage pieces to advanced science projects from pre-made kits."
Via John Evans