Girlstart Blog

12August

Donor Spotlight

Charles Schwab

Girlstart's STEM programs are only possible because of the support of our generous community of corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors. Today we are highlighting one of our dedicated community partners who has been providing us with financial support and dedicated volunteers since 2010: Charles Schwab.

About Charles Schwab

At Charles Schwab we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients’ goals with passion and integrity.

 

Girlstart: What drove Schwab to invest in STEM education for girls?

Charles Schwab: Through the Charles Schwab Foundation, our firm has had a long history of supporting educational programs and the Girlstart program in particular deeply resonated with Schwab/Austin as we are one of the firm’s technology centers. We never have a shortage of interest in volunteer opportunities at Girlstart and a number of Schwab parents have sent their daughters to summer camp.


Girlstart: What message would you tell girls who are thinking about studying STEM subjects or pursuing STEM careers?

Charles Schwab: Schwab has had many, many very successful women in our technology department who have been and continue to be key contributors in our efforts to lead innovation in financial services. We’re all looking forward to seeing the young women who will be future leaders in their fields go through the Girlstart program and we’re here to support you!

Girlstart: Anything else you'd like to add?

Charles Schwab: Never give up on your dreams!

Photo: Nate Sanders updates the operating system of several PCs at Girlstart of Austin, TX during Schwab Volunteer Week. (Photo by Perla Daly)

Posted in Girlstart

08August

Eco Girl

The power of nature’s energy!

Last Friday Girlstart wrapped up our final two weeks of camp! During Eco Girl, campers learned how to harness the power of nature’s energy in their daily lives. They designed and tested a variety of solar powered systems such as energy efficient homes, vehicles and rooftop gardens.

Solar Homes

Posted in Summer Camp

08August

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES

TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com 

 

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES, TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 17

(AUSTIN) – Girlstart has announced the recipients of its inaugural Women in STEM Awards, honoring six Texas women who have made significant impacts in their fields and communities utilizing their STEM education. The award recipients will be honored as part of Game Changers, Girlstart’s annual luncheon event, which takes place this year on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the AT&T Conference Center and Hotel, featuring Kari Byron of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” as the keynote speaker. 

Honorees include: 

Posted in Press Releases

07August

Hands-On Wednesday

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

This weeks Hands-on Wednesday is brought to you by summer camp volunteers Evelyn, Sarah, and Deidre.  

Popsicle sticks are great for eating your favorite ice cream or even building a picture frame. Did you know they can demonstrate potential and kinetic energy?  Check out this experiment by weaving popsicle sticks together. Click continue ready to see what happens when you let go. 

 

Posted in STEM Hands On

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