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New Products! Space, Gears and Earth Science

Juno Necklace Juno recently made a visit to the planet Jupiter to collect data and we just got our first pictures back! In honor of this mission we created a necklace inspired by this endeavor. The silhouette of Juno can be seen orbiting the planet Jupiter in this unique necklace. Geared Up Necklace A gear can't really do much by itself. It needs some fellow gears to make some thing happen! This is the inspiration for our new gear inspired necklace showing 5 interlocking gears in a line.  Core of the Earth Necklace Do you remember back in middle school when you were studying the layers of the Earth? All of the textbooks loved to put in a cut-away image...

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Customer Shoutout Time!

  We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to some of our awesome recent customers by featuring some of their great photos they have sent us! Instagram: Followtheyellowbrickgirl Sci Chic Item: Large Black Atom Necklace She wore her necklace for a DisneyBound outfit on her birthday! Instagram: booksofkings Sci Chic Item: Large Black Gear Necklace  She wore her new necklace to her summer internship. Looks fantastic with eye wear and antistatic lab coats! Instagram: sumrtime Sci Chic Item: Large White Trajectory Necklace Summer wore her necklace when we met up in person in New York and on StartTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, episode airing this fall!   Sci Chic Item: Small White Atom Necklace Ms. Forester wore her...

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Reflections on Adam Savage’s 2016 Maker Sermon

At Bay Area Maker Faire Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, gave his annual Maker talk, affectionately called the Maker sermon. Although it wasn’t his primary talk, for me the thing that stuck out most was his comment on how far the term “Maker” extends. It’s so much more than 3D printers and laser cutters. It’s writing. It’s music. It’s theater. This comment truly resonated with me. I’ve always felt I was a little different from my fellow engineering students. When I tell others that I enjoy writing I usually get weird stares. My main interests outside of class weren’t always in the machine shop. I was a photographer for the school paper my freshman year. I am a huge fan of theater. My role...

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5 Questions with Engineering Student, Christine Chern

Today we are featuring Sci Chic model and engineering student, Christine Chern, and her path to engineering through her high school! 1.       How did you originally get interested in engineering? Before my junior year of high school, I was sure I wouldn't be an engineer.  I thought of engineers as nerdy, boring people, and I very much had an aversion and thought it was an undesirable profession because of my vague and general stereotyped understanding of engineers. Nevertheless, I knew I couldn't decide my future with this kind of notion, so I took a Project Lead the Way Intro to Engineering course. Once I learned about the engineering design process and what engineers really did, I knew that it...

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The Engineering of Sewing

Engineering is in everything around us. We recognize engineering in bridges, buildings, and computers, but really, engineering is in so much more. Even our clothing! I have loved sewing since I was a kid. My mom and I sewed Halloween costumes every year, ranging from making an Amelia Earhart leather cap and aviator scarf, to Hermione’s robe from Harry Potter. I sewed pillows and pajamas as a summer project in elementary school. As well, fabric and pattern shopping was fantastic bonding time for my mom and I. I did not realize until college exactly how much sewing had prepared me for a career in engineering. Sometimes girls are at a disadvantage in the engineering fields because of a lack of...

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