Geek Girl(s) Of The Week: Nerd Girls

(Credit: Nerd Girls’ Facebook)

Who: Nerd Girls

Type of Geeks: Tech Geeks

If you don’t think engineering is a feminine profession, think again! Nerd Girls are a group of badass gals that just so happen to be science, technology, engineering and math students. Started by Dr. Karen Panetta, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Tufts University, as a way to empower female engineering students, Nerd Girls are all about embracing the left side of the brain and using their scientific knowledge to help solve various environmental and technological problems.

To read more about other Tech Geek Goddesses like the Nerd Girls, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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More about Leslie Simon

Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.