Girlstart Blog

13November

Donor Spotlight

3M

Today we are highlighting one of our important long-term supporters, 3M. 3M has supported Girlstart since 2008, and we are grateful for all their volunteers’ important contributions! Wendy Benson, Business Director, 3M Electrical Markets Division and Girlstart Board Member, has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. Wendy recently took some time to talk about 3M’s commitment to STEM education for girls.

3M employees Wendy Benson, Sybil Wong, and Rachel Brynsvold led a chemistry
workshop at 2013’s Girls in STEM Conference

Posted in Girlstart

12November

GIRLSTART TO LAUNCH THIRD YEAR OF DESTEMBER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

 

GIRLSTART TO LAUNCH THIRD YEAR OF DESTEMBER, TO EXPAND ON LAST YEAR’S 180,000 UNIQUE VISITORS WITH CURRICULUM ALIGNED WITH NATIONAL STEM STANDARDS, OUTREACH TO EDUCATORS

(AUSTIN) – Last year, Girlstart reached approximately 180,000 unique visitors through its online DeSTEMber program, featuring 31 days of STEM learning activities specifically designed for girls and their families, utilizing common household and pantry items to facilitate STEM learning through winter break. This year, the Austin-based nonprofit organization aims to further expand the program’s reach, particularly in Texas, through the creation of curriculum aligned with national STEM standards for K-12 education, and outreach to educators (which includes making the full month’s curriculum available to educators prior to the Dec. 1 launch date).

Posted in Press Releases

11November

After School 'To Go'

Weeks Three and Four

On the third week of Girlstart's After School 'To Go,' the girls tested the solubility of different packing materials such as styrofoam packing peanuts, biodegradable packing pellets, newspaper, and even popcorn! They worked as environmental and manufacturing engineers and used their observations to choose the packing material that would be the safest and least harmful to our environment. 

Posted in After School Blog

10November

DeSTEMber Fest Extravaganza

Saturday, December 7th

Weather Update Posted 12.6.13 @ 1:30pm: DeSTEMber Fest is still scheduled for Saturday, Dec 7th from noon-3:00pm. We will continue to post updates as we monitor the winter storm.

Join Girlstart for a free, frosty DeSTEMber Fest Extravaganza on Saturday, December 7th from noon to 3:00pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum! Explore polar bears, seals, reindeer and more Extreme Mammals* characteristics and traits. The whole family will discover the mysteries behind this magical time of year with snowflake chemistry, train construction, fluffy snow and more hands-on fun!

*Museum admission required for Extreme Mammals exhibit.

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