Women in STEM: Meet the STEM Center USA Sisters


I'd like to make a shout out to two of my latest clients; the Jawa sisters; Lavanya and Melissa Jawaharlal. They're some of the most ambitious and brilliant girls I've met and they're taking the world of STEM by storm. And they are wearing my dresses in their Kickstarter video!

Their latest creation; the Fiat Lux Wearable Electronics Kit is now on Kickstarter. It is an education system that will engage users of all ages and spark users’ creativity. The possibilities are endless and it is up to the imagination of students. But they need your help to make it happen!

The Fiat Lux is the perfect tool for students, teachers, hobbyists, and designers. 

  • Students in 3rd - 5th grade - create simple designs and program them with our graphical programming option. 
  • Middle school and up - program creations using the C language. Projects range in complexity, from wall art to intricate Halloween costumes.  
  • Educators- offer wearable electronics courses and workshops. Use the Fiat Lux Kit in STEM or design classrooms!
  • Designers - custom make an outfit for everyday work or the next upcoming music festival. Anyone can be a designer, all you need is an everyday object and the Fiat Lux! 


 Fiat Lux Earrings


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This is not the first time Lavanya and Melissa are making waves in the world of STEM. Melissa is a recent engineering graduate of USC and has worked previously at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and Vandenberg Air Force Base. Lavanya is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley where she also serves as the Executive Vice President (EVP) of the 36,000 member student body.

The sisters are co-founders of STEM Center USA - a hands-on STEM education program that inspires the next generation of technology leaders. Their robotics creativity center are for students from 5 years old and up. Students attend on a weekly basis to design, build, and program. Their programs sparked the development of the Pi-Bot and "The Technical Alphabet" - two products they successfully brought to life via Kickstarter. Both are currently in full production. Watch Melissa present the Pi-Bot on TakePart Live! below.



Appearance on SHARK TANK

It's not the first time STEM Center USA have appeared in a studio. Not long ago the sisters appeared on Shark Tank where they pitched their idea for having a STEM Center in every city. Investor Lori Greiner offered $150,000 for 20% of their company! 


Recognized by the White House

Their efforts even caught the attention of the office of the Vice President. VP Joe Biden and his wife, praised them and STEM Center USA for their work “to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.”


President Joe Biden STEM



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Holly R
Holly R


Holly is the founder of Shenova Fashion. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she now runs her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area where she combines her passion for the STEM fields and making clothes.

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