Archive for November, 2009

In Loving Memory of Leslie Jarmon

Leslie Hope Jarmon, (October 16, 1952- November 24, 2009), was a true inspiration and pioneer of innovation. She was the first person in the world to submit her dissertation on CD-ROM, and continued many firsts with her ground breaking work in Second Life and the Educators Coop.

I had the privilege of working with Leslie and her colleague Joe Sanchez last year creating a virtual global event in Teen Second Life, educating teens about the importance of pursuing a career in technology. Her energy and passion were contagious and she will be missed by all of us here at Girlstart.


November 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

“Encouraging young people to be makers of things…

not just consumers of things.” President Obama

Yesterday President Obama announced his “Educate to Innovate” initiative to inspire young scientist to pursue more science, technology and math. The White House announced several national events, including National Lab Day the first week in May, all in an effort to inspire more students to get excited about STEM. The President will also host a national science fair at the White House to celebrate young scientist and their accomplishments.

Girlstart applauds this effort to bring STEM education to the forefront as a national priority.

November 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Birthday Wishes for Girlstart

November 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

50 Years of Expanding Your Horizons

In 1959 girls visited one on one with scientists at the University of Wisconsin- Madison about their careers. 50 years later, science mentoring and workshops are still going strong! This group formed the first Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), a national organization that brings girls and females in STEM together to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Join Girlstart next April as a mentor and lead a fun, interactive workshop for girls at EYH Austin. Fill out the application here.  Help keep EYH going strong!

Check out the full article about EYH here.


November 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

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