Girlstart

10March

Girlstart Staff Picks

A few of our favorite activities

Itzel's Pick - Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

Julie's Pick - Fossil Detectives

Fossil Detectives

Katelyn's Pick - Drag Racing Cups

Drag Racing Cups 

Kristi's Pick - Freezing Point

Ice Cream in a Bag

Lauren's Pick - Around the Sun

Around the Sun

Sharlym's Pick - Lights Out

Lights Out

Tamara's Pick - National Geographic G+ Hangout

National Geographic

 

Posted in STEM Hands On, Girlstart

06March

National Women's History Month

Women In Aviation Week

Name: Tasha Collier
Company: Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy
Title: Co-Founder

Girlstart: 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:

Tasha: I've had multiple women in my life that have inspired my interest in STEM, from a neighbor that was a scientist working to find advanced treatments for HIV and AIDS, to a friend and a sister-in-law whom both obtained graduate degrees in mathematics. All three of these women showed me that it was possible for women to be highly passionate and successful in STEM fields. I didn't know of the term STEM at the time, however each of their journeys greatly impacted my own views and determination.
Today, one of the most influential women I know of is Willa Mae Brown. This amazing African-American female was an aviator, activist, educator and the first Black officer in the Civil Air Patrol and the first black woman to hold a commercial pilot's license in the United States. Not only did she obtain her master mechanics certificate and her private pilot's license but she also trained the instructors that trained a group of men better know as the Tuskegee Airmen! Now that's inspiring.

Posted in Girlstart, women in STEM

20February

WeatherFest 2014

Hurricanes, rainbows, wind and more at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and Girlstart's WeatherFest Extravaganza. Discover the exciting and sometimes scary world of Mother Nature Saturday, March 8th from 10am-3pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. There will be a special screenings of Tornado Alley 3DHurricane on the Bayou, and Wild Texas Weather. in the IMAX Theatre. Don't miss an event the whole family will enjoy!

Saturday, March 8th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum

Posted in Girlstart

20February

Donor Spotlight

Boeing

This week, Girlstart is proud to recognize and thank one of our amazing corporate partners, Boeing. If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, chances are it was made by Boeing… but that’s not all they do! Boeing also makes helicopters, rockets, satellites, and much more, so they know how important STEM is. And, their support has helped us bring Girlstart After School to 1000 girls this year!

Andrea Gilkey, Boeing Systems Engineer, oversees human factors testing for the Boeing CST-100 to determine the optimal reach to the console for the astronaut crew. (Boeing photo) 

Posted in Girlstart

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