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Spy Kids

FREE SCREENING OF SPY KIDS

Saturday, July 3rd @ 3pm

Texas Spirit Theater at The Bob Bullock

Admission is FREE!

Don’t let the rainy weather dampen your holiday weekend!  Join Austin Film Festival and The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a special screening of SPY KIDS with producer Elizabeth Avellán in attendance!

Elizabeth Avellán, producer of SPY KIDS and Girlstart’s Expanding Your Horizons keynote speaker will be in attendance.

Some of the world’s most important spies are disappearing and former spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are worried. While searching for the demented children’s show host who has captured their former colleagues to transform them into creatures for his program, they go missing and the mission is handed to the only two people who have chance at saving the day…their children.


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July 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Ping Pong for Girlstart

Online Registration is NOW available!!!

Register for Girlstart's Ping Pong Team Challenge! in Austin, TX  on Eventbrite

Are you ready to play some ping pong with other awesome teams like…

Clayton Christopher from Sweet Leaf Tea

Team Velocity Credit Union

The Sneezing Unicorns from NI

Team Mindy Montford & Andi Sloan

Team Great Balls of Thunder

All team registrations and payments must be received & submitted by:
Friday, May 7, 2010

Register for Girlstart's Ping Pong Team Challenge! in Austin, TX  on Eventbrite

March 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

National Women’s History Month

March is the 30th Anniversary of the National Women’s History Project. The theme for the 30th anniversary is Writing Women Back into History! Girlstart has highlighted just a few influential women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) below.

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College and became the first woman to receive an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree from an American Medical School.  With her sister, Dr. Emily Blackwell, and Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.

Going into college, Dr. Virginia Apgar knew that she wanted to become a doctor.  After trying out being a surgeon for a while, Apgar entered the realm of anesthesiology.  In 1952, through her research in obstetrical anesthesia that she developed the “Apgar Score,” the internationally known measurement of a newborn’s chance of survival.

In 1973, Shirley Jackson became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in physics.  She was later appointed head of Nuclear Regulatory Commission under President Bill Clinton.  In 1999, Jackson became the first female and first African American President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space.  Dr. Ride graduated from Stanford University with a doctorate degree in Physics in 1978.  On June 18, 1983, Dr. Ride was a mission specialist on the STS-7 where she spent 147 days in space.

Under the George Bush Presidency in 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello became the first female and first Hispanic Surgeon General. As surgeon general, Novello worked to improve the awareness of the health of young people, women, and minorities.

March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm Leave a comment

Elizabeth Avellán at Expanding Your Horizons

Want to know how Emily Osment used her pigtails as propellers to fly on Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams? Come learn about the technology behind your favorite movies from the award-winning producer of the Spy Kids movies, Elizabeth Avellán! Avellán attended Rice University and later moved to Austin to continue her studies in film and art.  She also produced the popular family films, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock.  Avellán is eager to join in the EYH workshop series and teach girls about the technology behind the film industry.

Registration is now open for Girlstart’s Expanding Your Horizons Girls Conference!

March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

Chocolate Lovers

Courtesy of Phase One Photography

A Harvard Biomedical Scientist creates a new way of experiencing chocolate! Check out the story.

March 8, 2010 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

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March 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

Explore UT

Join University of Texas students, faculty, and staff this Saturday, March 6th from 11am-5pm, for a day filled with fun, discovery and friendship!

The Biggest Open House in Texas!

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March 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

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