FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2015
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
Hanger, Inc. to Showcase Prosthetic Tail, Made Famous in 2011 Feature Film Dolphin Tale, at 2015 Girls in STEM Conference
(AUSTIN) – Girlstart is pleased to announce that Hanger, Inc. will showcase the prosthetic tail and liner it created for Winter -- the famous dolphin from the 2011 feature film Dolphin Tale -- at this year's Girls in STEM Conference on Saturday, April 11th.
2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Girlstart's annual Girls in STEM event, which will be held at Travis High School (1211 E. Oltorf). The conference will bring more than 450 4th-8th grade girls from throughout Central Texas together for hands-on STEM education sessions led by 80 professional women working in STEM fields at Austin-area companies.
Sessions at this year's conference will give girls the opportunity to perform DNA isolation on strawberries, create an adhesive similar to what's used in tape, and build a city out of candy, to name just three of the fun, hands-on, creative activities showing girls the range of experiences available in STEM careers. In addition, all the girls will participate in an opening session in which they will create their own prosthetic tails, modeled after the one Hanger created.