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Dr. Sally Ride to Speak at Girlstart Annual Luncheon

Tickets on sale now! Support Girlstart and hear Dr. Sally Ride, Former NASA Astronaut and first American woman in space, talk about the importance of science education for girls.

August 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

1 Day left to Register for Girls Conference

Expanding Your Horizons registration closes tomorrow, Wednesday, evening at 11:59pm.

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Girls attend three unique hands-on workshops led by professional women who are excited about sharing their science, technology, engineering and math careers with EYH participants!

Featuring Elizabeth Avellán as the Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Avellán is a film producer, co-owner and vice president of Troublemaker Studios, whose film credits include, “Spy Kids” the series and “Shark Boy and Lava Girl.”

April 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programs for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.

To learn more about Ada Lovelace click here or Wikipedia!

Register your daughter TODAY for Expanding Your Horizons to give her the opportunity to learn from successful female science and technology professionals!

March 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm Leave a comment

Happy International Women’s Day

Women from BMC Software volunteering at Expanding Your Horizons

March 8th is recognized around the world as “International Women’s Day” and celebrates the wonderful achievements of women. At Girlstart we believe that empowered girls grow up to be empowered women. Take some time to empower the girl in your life today and celebrate the many scientific achievements of women all over the world.

March 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

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

Follow the LeadHER

Candy Ellard

Barbara Kelley

Two Texas teachers were recently honored in Washington, DC as awardees of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Congratulations to Science Awardee, Candy Ellard of the Austin Independent School District and Mathematics Awardee, Barbara Kelley of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District  for their dedication and committment to science and math.

January 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

Hybrid Jobs Are The Future

Girls extracting DNA at EYH 2009

“Hybrid careers… that combine computing with other fields will increasingly be the new American jobs of the future, labor experts say. In other words, the nation’s economy is going to need more cool nerds. But not enough young people are embracing computing — often because they are leery of being branded nerds.”

“Educators and technologists say two things need to change: the image of computing work, and computer science education in high schools.”

Girlstart shows girls the cool side of computer science! At Expanding Your Horizons Girls Conference 2010 on Saturday, April 17th, 400 girls will interact with women in science, technology, engineering and math careers with fun, hands-on workshops throughout the day.


January 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

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