Nominate a Girlstart Alumna for Our Game Changers Award

Girlstart alumna will be honored at our Game Changers Annual Luncheon October 30th.

Do you know a Girlstart Alumna who is making a difference in a STEM career? If so, we want to honor her at our Game Changers Annual Luncheon this year on October 30th. You can even nominate yourself! It's easy! 

Bertha Bermudez, our 2013 Alumna Game Changer, talks about her experience at Girlstart. She is now a geophysicist in Houston. Continue reading to watch Bertha's video.

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SUNday Funday Extravaganza

May 4th from noon-3:00pm

Girlstart is participating in the Bullock Texas State History Museum Free First Sunday featuring Sun Science. Come join the SUNday Funday Extravaganza Sunday, May 4th from noon-3:00pm. Hands-on activities the entire family will enjoy!

Layers of the Sun
View the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Create your own Earth & Moon Rotation Model
Design a Fruit Loop Rainbow
And More!

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7 Tips for STAAR from Girlstart

We want to wish everyone testing this week the best of luck!

1. Get a good night's sleep.
2. Get your pencils and lunch ready the night before.
3. Eat a healthy & filling breakfast.
4. Arrive to school early.
5. If a question is hard, skip it and go back.
6. Do 5 questions, then bubble in your answers.
7. The evening after testing, have family fun time outside & eat a healthy dinner.

For more tips click HERE!

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National Women's History Month

Women in Earth & Space Science

Name: Kathleen Bennallack 
Company: University of California, San Diego
Title: Ph. D Student (Archaeology)


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:  

Kathleen: I can’t think of one person in particular, but I did have a high school teacher who made  me really like chemistry.  Since I liked chemistry, my dad really wanted me to be a  pharmacist, which I didn’t end up doing, but I do still do a lot of chemistry in my job.   When I decided I wanted to do archaeology, I didn’t know how to do it, I wasn’t sure  I had enough experience, and I was worried about leaving my regular office job.  I brought it up to my friend’s dad at her law school graduation, and he said, “Don’t worry  – I quit being a nuclear engineer to be a professor, and then I quit being a professor to  be a lawyer.  I wasn’t equally successful at all of them, but it was what I wanted to do,  and it made my life better.  You’re not getting any younger or happier, but one of those  you can control.”  So, not specifically about STEM, but about not letting fear (of failure,  of the unknown, of insecurity…) get in the way of what you know you want to do.  Your  path may be surprising, but you should never make your decisions out of fear.

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