Thank You to our Girls In STEM Partners

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

The ninth annual Girls In STEM Conference took place on April 12th at Travis High School. The day was filled with fun hands-on workshops led by over 80 STEM professionals and 70 volunteers that ensured the day was a success.

We had volunteers and presenters join us from all walks of life: high school students, college students, past Girlstart participants, parents, teachers, engineers and even some that came all the way from Memphis, TN. Thank you all for inspiring and encouraging girls in STEM.

Check out the Girls In STEM highlights.

Thank you to all our DeSTEMber Partners!

on Wednesday, 08 January 2014.

 
Over the month of December Girlstart was able to partner with 12 organizations throughout the country to participate in live Google+ hangouts and share videos. Viewers got to go on a virtual scuba dive, hang out with penguins, sloths, and parrots, to even learning about the science of fireworks. Thank you for your willingness and enthusiasm to participate in DeSTEMber. 

If you missed any of these Google+ hangouts, they are still available to watch at www.destember.org.

Thank You Game Changers Committee

on Tuesday, 29 October 2013.

30 Community Volunteers Made Game Changers Luncheon Amazing

A special thank you to our Game Changers Committee! 30 volunteers from all business sectors spent the majority of the year planning our Game Changers Annual Luncheon. Committee members assisted with the Women in STEM Honorees video, printed the 3D Girlstart centerpieces, created a multi-media power point presentation, donated and/or asked for donations for our silent auction and mystery boxes, assisted with marketing and PR for the event, provided event sponsorships and much more! We are so grateful for the hundreds of planning and volunteer hours our committee contributed this year. THANK YOU! 

AMD in Bellevue

on Friday, 06 September 2013.

Girlstart’s last week of Summer Camp ‘to Go’ was hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington during the first week of August. Several employees from the local AMD office volunteered their time during the week.

Yasuko Eckert, an MTS Design Engineer and part of AMD’s research team, was the guest speaker of the week. She spoke to the girls about how her education led her to a computer science class in college. Yasuko enjoyed her computer science class as she learned more about it and decided to pursue that in her career. She told the girls that what she loves about her job at AMD is knowing that her work helps people by making a difference in the technology of the future.

AMD’s Green Team also visited Girlstart’s camp to talk to the girls about recycling. They asked the girls about things they can do in their daily lives to conserve resources, such as turning the lights off when they leave a room or riding their bikes to school instead of driving. The girls also brainstormed ideas about upcycling items they have at home. For example, they can reuse the can from a canned food as a pencil holder at their desk. The Green Team helped prepare the campers for their lesson on pollution in the ocean. They engineered models of machines that could be used to remove the plastic in the ocean.

 

Several other AMD employees came to camp to have lunch with the girls and even stopped by to see their Showcase at the end of the week. The girls enjoyed the opportunity to share what they had learned all week with the AMD visitors. 

Summer Camp 2013

on Tuesday, 06 August 2013.

Thank you July Volunteers!

During the month of July, Girlstart had 2 new themes and 4 more weeks of summer camp. Each week a group of high school volunteers come and help make camp a huge success.  A few of our volunteers this summer were previous campers themselves and are now part of GAB.  

 

These ladies do everything from entering surveys, taking pictures of campers, setting up for lunch and snack, to leading games with campers.  Stay tuned this fall for Hands on Wednesday brought to you by our awesome volunteers this summer. Thank you ladies for all your hard work! 

Summer Camp 2013

on Tuesday, 09 July 2013.

Thank you June Volunteers!

During the month of June, we kicked off Girlstart Summer Camp 2013! Each week a group of high school volunteers come and help make camp a huge success.  A few of our volunteers this summer were previous campers themselves and are now part ofGAB.   

These ladies do everything from entering surveys, taking pictures of campers, setting up for lunch and snack, to leading games with campers.  Stay tuned this fall for Hands on Wednesday brought to you by our awesome volunteers this summer. Thank you ladies for all your hard work! 

Send A Girl To Camp 2013

on Tuesday, 04 June 2013.

This summer, with the help of our friends and supporters, we are raising scholarship funds to send 100 girls to camp. In just one month, we have raised 60 scholarships--more than halfway towards our goal! We wanted you to see some of the amazing people that have made individual fundraising pages this year including volunteers. READ our blog to meet a few of our volunteers who are raising funds for scholarships.

Girls In STEM 2013

on Thursday, 18 April 2013.

Girls In STEM took place on April 6th at The University of Texas at Austin and it was a huge success; 576 4th-8th grade girls from all over the state registered to attend! Throughout the day girls attended hands-on workshops led by 95 presenters/co-presenters, and over 150 volunteers helped the day of the conference. An especially big thank you to the Women's Professional Development Network (WPDN) of Applied Materials. Each year the WPDN helps with the planning and logistics of the conference as well as presenting a workshop for the girls. Thank you Rebecca, Camilla, Pam, Tara, Sarah, Deb, Crystal, Charlise, Jennifer, Charlene and Louis for all of the hours dedicated to making this a great event for girls! 
Check out the Girls In STEM slideshow to see highlights from the event on our blog HERE.

deSTEMber Fest Success!

on Saturday, 08 December 2012.

Girlstart hosted deSTEMber Fest at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on December 1st. Close to 200 kids participated and we couldn't have done it without all of our volunteers. A big thank you to everyone who came out and participated and helped!

Thank You William!

on Friday, 04 November 2011.

During the past several months, William Sederholm, has devoted an hour or two each week to Girlstart. William has become a pro at building Ikea furniture, painting, and assembling even more Ikea furniture. Thank you William for being a part of making Girlstart so great!

Charles Schwab Volunteer Day at Girlstart

on Friday, 27 May 2011.

Sixteen volunteers from Charles Schwab volunteered on May 17th to help us with painting, putting together furniture, decorating our bathrooms, refilling our bean bags and more! Thank you so much for helping us with these much needed projects so we can get ready for Summer Camp!




Dell Treasury Group

on Tuesday, 10 May 2011.

Special thanks to the Dell Treasury Group for getting our backyard summer camp ready. Volunteers spent the afternoon weeding, raking, trimming trees and helping with inside projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Stephen’s

on Monday, 11 April 2011.



A group of St. Stephen’s students, faculty, and staff spent the day today at the Girlstart headquarters on West Anderson Lane helping the nonprofit prepare for their upcoming Summer Camps. They cleaned and organized and painted walls and furniture at Girlstart.

Austin Regional Clinic (ARC)

on Monday, 04 April 2011.



Special thanks to Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) for helping us with our Girlstart Clinic camps this summer. Cesar Rodriguez transformed our science shack into the "Girlstart Clinic". ARC Doctors Leah Treadwell and Missy Markley were recruited by Lynda Shanblum, Community Relations Specialist, as guest speakers. Thank you so much!
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