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    Miss Possible Dolls Want To Inspire Girls To Dream Big

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

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    Two women created a new line of dolls called Miss Possible, aimed at teaching girls about innovative women of the past, and inspire them to pursue their own dreams.

    A new start-up hopes to create dolls that educate and inspire young girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, known as STEM.

    Noticing a lack of females in their University of Illinois engineering classes, Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves wanted to do something to inspire young girls to pursue careers in traditionally male dominant areas.

    Both women have an interest in sharing engineering with children, and together they created a line of dolls called Miss Possible in January.

    According to their mission, "Miss Possible strives to empower girls to dream big and achieve!"

    They're currently using crowd-funding site Indiegogo to raise money to mass produce their dolls.

    The first to be produced is Marie Curie, the renowned chemist who won two Nobel Prizes.

    Other dolls include Bessie Coleman, the first female African-American pilot, and Ada Lovelace, considered to be the first computer programmer.

    Each doll will come with an interactive app, that includes games and other activities inspired by work of the real-life role model.

    More dolls are set to be created, and campaign backers will get to vote for which one is made next.

    What role model doll would you like to see?