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After School Week 9

Girlstart “Pieceing Together Our Dreams” Puzzles

Our afterschool program is coming to a close for the semester, and what better way to
end it than by “Piecing Together Our Dreams?” The girls were requested to share their
dreams through a discussion that asked them what they would want to be famous for
when they grow up. Some stated they wanted to be athletes, actresses, pharmacists, and
doctors among other various things.

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2014 Women in STEM Honorees

Congratulations to this year's Women in STEM Honorees and our STEM Champions! We are inspired by the amazing work you are doing to promote STEM education for girls and women. 
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, who in 1991 became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut and has logged more than 950 hours in space;

Dr. Marye Anne Fox, distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego and the university’s seventh chancellor, who in 2010 was presented with the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors, by President Barack Obama;
Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis, Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Dell Inc., who has spent over 20 years in leadership positions at Fortune 500 Companies; and
Meg Wilson, senior lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and fellow at IC2, has had a leading role in shaping Austin’s culture of entrepreneurship. Meg also wrote the book, Options for Girls: A Door to the Future, that inspired Girlstart’s founding. 

After School Week 8

Weathering of Earth Materials

As we look around our environment, we can often times see how it has changed throughout history. So what causes change on earth? The girls focused on weathering this week through the career of environmental engineering. Their specific task was to analyze erosion in jars through the weathering of mini-wheats.

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After School 'To Go' Weeks 5 and 6

Week 5

--. .. .-. .-.. ... - .- .-. –

Can you guess what the dashes and dots above represent? ……They say Girlstart in Morse Code!
This week Girlstart girls continued to work as electrical engineers and used their knowledge in circuits to
create a telegraph using a buzzer and a switch. Then they used their telegraphs to send and receive
secret messages using the International Morse Code.

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