Girlstart Blog

24March

After School 'To Go' Week 6

Exploring Water Pollution

During the sixth week of Girlstart After School 'to Go,' the girls learned how our
every day actions can affect our water supply. They created a sample of polluted
water by adding materials that represented trash left behind, run off from oil in
parking lots and fertilizers, chemicals poured down the drain and more.

Posted in After School Blog

21March

Girlstart commits support to U.S. News STEM Solutions

Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins part of the keynote lineup

NEWS RELEASE

March 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

 

Girlstart commits support to U.S. News STEM Solutions

Austin, TX—Girlstart is proud to announce its support of U.S. News STEM

Solutions 2014—The National Leadership Conference, taking place in

Washington, D.C. from April 23-25. For the third year, leaders in education,

policy and workforce development will convene to advance the national STEM

agenda.

Posted in Press Releases

21March

After School Week 6

Landfill Exploration

Landfills are sites used to dispose of trash by burying it. Landfill engineers work to design new
landfills and reconfigure existing sites to create the most effective layouts for containing and
disposing waste. They also have to consider a plan for the most minimal effects on the
surrounding environment and communities.

 

Posted in After School Blog

20March

National Women's History Month

Women in Maker Community Week

Name: Christina Mirando
Company: Women.Design.Build
Title: Co-founder, Executive Director

Christina

Was there a person in your life that encouraged you in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and/or to enter your specific field? If so, please tell us a little bit about how she/he encouraged you:  

Christina: Since age 5, I was always building structures with wooden blocks and rearranging my room to create new spaces. I was (and still am) fascinated by the way you can manipulate space using such simple materials! I have to thank my parents for this -- early on they had observed my interest in the built world and were completely supportive of it.

Posted in Girlstart, women in STEM

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