Artist Challenge Winners - Feminist Nail Art

Posted by Pree Walia on October 15, 2016 at 3:15 PM

We are so excited to announce the first Artist Challenge Winner - Team "RAD" from Ontario, Canada! This mother and two daughter team, sent in their original designs inspired by Boxer, Sue “Tiger Lilly” Fox. According to the Women's Boxing Archive Network - Fox was a trailblazer for boxers and was ranked as #1 in the world as a Super Welterweight in 1979!


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Jackie Builds the MakerKit

Posted by Jackie Nichols on September 25, 2016 at 9:53 AM

I went into the Maker Kit challenge with virtually no experience in building or in robots, so you can imagine I was a little overwhelmed when I dumped out all the pieces in front of me. Honestly, all the parts looked the same; it was hard to distinguish what pieces were supposed to fit with each other.  But I decided to give it my best, and to my surprise, I actually began to put the printer together without any issues!!!


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Devon Explores Materials Science, Art & Make-up

Posted by Devon Goszkowicz on September 07, 2016 at 11:21 AM

My name is Devon Goszkowicz and I am a junior at the University of Illinois, studying Materials Science and Engineering. Materials Science is a discipline that draws from chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand materials that we see in our daily lives. There are a few different categories in Materials Science, or MatSE, such as ceramics, biomaterials, polymers, electronic materials, and metals. Ceramics can range from glasses to materials in cell phones, while biomaterials can be items such as knee replacements, prosthetics, or braces. Polymers are commonly thought of as plastics, while electronic materials include the items that make up your computer.


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Sona - Preemadonna Industrial Engineer & MakerGirl

Posted by Sona Kaul on September 03, 2016 at 1:12 PM

My name is Sona Kaul. I am an industrial engineering major at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in May 2017. I am working on the Preemadonna mobile app and I am also a MakerGirl Change Maker!

My experiences and knowledge that I have gained with Preemadonna and MakerGirl have truly opened my eyes to the progress that women have made in recent years but also all the progress we have yet to make.


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Alyssa - Our Preemadonna Gamer

Posted by Alyssa Raggio on August 30, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Like a lot of people, I’m into the hype of Pokemon Go. It’s not only a fun game, but it gets the player to go out and explore the world around them. (Not to mention it helps me get my daily steps in.)

Now most people only see Pokemon Go as a fad, but I see it as much more than that. As a pretty big gamer myself, Pokemon Go is doing something many other video games have failed at; bridging the gender gap.


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Meet Stella - Preemadonna Artist & Computer Scientist

Posted by Stella Ge on August 30, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Hi Preemadonnas! I’m Stella, I’m 19 years old, and I’m currently studying Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania as well as interning for Preemadonna this summer! Right now, I’m doing tech-y things in college (tons of programming), but I’m also super into design and art. In the future, I hope to combine both programming and design and work in a field like UI/UX design or web development!


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Preemadonna at the Garage!

Posted by Caitlyn Deegan on August 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM

This July, Preemadonna was lucky enough to meet at the Garage as well as with the Digital Media Academy on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston Illinois.  The Garage is a space where startup companies can build and learn from each other in a workspace environment.  Preemadonna was able to speak in front of their Summer Accelerator which included several early-based student startups.  A group of DMA students were also able to attend Preemadonna’s presentation at the Garage.  DMA is an organization that holds STEM based learning programs for young students in the area.  


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Rohini - Engineer & Preemadonna, the New Normal

Posted by Rohini Pandhi on August 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Hello fellow Preemadonnas!

My name is Rohini Pandhi - I'm an advisor to Preemadonna and excited to share my personal journey with you. I was born just outside of Mumbai, India. My family emigrated to the U.S. when I was 3 years old, and I grew up next to cornfields in a sleepy Ohio town. So while my ethnic background is Indian, I identify as an American from the Midwest. I correctly refer to soda as “pop” and am prone to altitude sickness at the slightest sight of a hill.



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Featured Preemadonna Inventor - Natalie

Posted by Pree Walia on August 01, 2016 at 2:00 PM

We are always eager to highlight women that build, make, and invent new products or services for our community of dynamic Preemadonnas!

Today, we are featuring Natalie Catania, a passionate designer and entrepreneur, with a bachelor’s degree in Design and Illustration from OCAD University in Toronto. She is excited to launch her inaugural brand Ms. Dress Up and its leading fashion solution- based product, The Zipper Pull. 

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Devin - Our Preemadonna Storyteller

Posted by Devin Collins on July 20, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Barbies, Dress-Up, and Tea Parties. Throw in editing and circulating my own newspaper and vlog and you’ve summed up a day in the life of my 8-year-old self. Hi, my name is Devin Collins and it was with great fervor and zeal that I join the Preemadonna team as the newest Digital Media Intern.


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Made By Girls - Visit to Digital Media Academy

Posted by Charlotte Israel on July 09, 2016 at 9:46 AM

On June 24th Pree and I packed up the Nailbot and went to the Stanford campus to present for classes at the Digital Media Academy Made by Girls program. We spoke with two groups of about 20 teenagers about the journey and the making of the Nailbot. One of the classes we met was learning about building mobile apps and the other was designing wearable tech. So of course Preemadonna and our Nailbots fit right in!



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