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26August

Girlstart visits Samsung with Senator Cornyn

Thank you Samsung for inviting Girlstart to participate in a very special day with Senator Cornyn. The Girlstart girls and their parents met the Senator and enjoyed a private tour of the Samsung Fab Lab. It was a wonderful opportunity for girls to see how semiconductors are created and talk about career opportunities in technology. 


Posted in News

07August

Back to School STEM Saturday

Saturday, August 23rd

Girlstart's Back to School STEM Saturday is just around the corner! Kick off the school year with exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hands-on activities for the whole family at the Girlstart STEM Center on SaturdayAugust 23rdfrom 9:30am to Noon. This event is FREE (RSVP today) and all our labs will be open with live demos and hands-on STEM including:

    •    Balloon Rafts
    •    Racing Spools 
    •    Soaring Straw Rockets
    •    Ooey Gooey Slime
    •    Safe Landing Parachutes
    •    Crazy Engineered Catapults 
    •    Mini Planetarium Star Shows
    •    And More!


Posted in Girlstart

23July

TIME WARNER CABLE EXTENDS LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH GIRLSTART

BY AWARDING GRANT TO SUPPORT AFTER-SCHOOL STEM EDUCATION CAMPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

(AUSTIN) – Time Warner Cable, which has supported Girlstart’s STEM education for girls since 2011 through its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, is extending that partnership through a grant to help fund the 2014-15 Girlstart After School programs.

The $10,000 grant will help support Girlstart’s expanding after-school program, expected to reach more than 1,000 Central Texas girls in the coming school year. This year, 45 schools in 12 Central Texas school districts will host Girlstart After School programs, compared to just 16 schools in five districts when Time Warner Cable first partnered with Girlstart five years ago.

“Time Warner Cable has been one of our most consistent corporate partners over the past five years, and we’re proud that they’re continuing that relationship through helping fund Girlstart After School,” said Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart. “This grant is helping us reach more girls than in any previous year, for a program that’s helping girls succeed in the classroom and, as we’ve recently discovered, on standardized tests.”   

Posted in Press Releases

03July

Girlstart Summer Camp 'to Go'

Hays CISD, Texas

Girlstart had the opportunity to host our Designer's Paradise summer camp at our three Hays CISD after school locations serving close to 90 girls from Fuentes, Pfluger, Hemphill and Tobias Elementary. During the month of June, girls created LED circuit rings, launched ping pongs across the room with their own catapults, engineered a device to drop a marble accurately on a target and more! Girls even programmed and designed their own engineering themed computer game. 

hays summer camp

Posted in Summer Camp

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