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"Change the world by being yourself" — that's the motto of Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler's new website, Smart Girls at the Party. The actress, along with two other women — Meredith Walker and Amy Miles — produce short videos where they interview girls interested in STEM about their interests and projects. Take, for example, this video of Poehler with Rachel, a young girl who builds robots for fun.

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