Posts tagged ‘women’ panel on STEM Education for Girls

As part of the new SXSWedu program – a two-day series of panels on education
and technology hosted by the Texas Education Agency and South by Southwest
– Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins will participate in a panel
specifically geared to addressing issues around STEM (science, technology,
engineering and math) education for girls.

The panel, “Collaborating and Communicating to Engage More Girls in STEM,”
was organized by Tricia Berry of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, and in
addition to Hudgins, will include representatives from UTeachEngineering and
the Austin Children’s Museum. Hudgins will not only elaborate on innovative
ways in which Girlstart has developed STEM education for girls, but also plans to
address the importance of furthering STEM education for girls.

Wednesday, March 9, 4:15 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue
Classroom 107

Phil West, 512.769.3838 (cell/text)

March 9, 2011 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

Girls In STEM Conference 2011- Registration Open!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The cost is $35 which includes lunch and t-shirt, and girls can attend with their friends!


Uncover your passions by trying new things! Sample diverse and exciting careers and dream about the endless possibilities that await you.

Girls In STEM, part of the Expanding Your Horizons Network, is a one-day workshop created especially for girls in the 4th through 8th grades.

At Girls In STEM, girls attend three unique hands-on workshop-they can even register to attend with their friends! Workshops are lead by professional women who are excited about sharing their science, technology, engineering and math careers with participants!

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9:30-10:15am- Check-In
10:30-11am- Opening Session
11:10-12:10pm- Workshop I
12:15-12:45pm- Lunch
12:50-1:50pm- Workshop II
2:00-3:00pm- Workshop III
3:10-3:30pm- Closing Session

Attend with your friends!

Your daughter may now attend Girls In STEM with up to 3 friends. Please call Girlstart at 512-916-4775 by Friday, March 11th to guarantee your request. All parties must be registered by March 11th to guarantee group registration.

Cancellation Policy
Girls In STEM fees include a $10 non-refundable administration fee. Refunds are given in the event of cancellation no later than March 11, 2011.

Please call Girlstart at 512-916-4775 ext. 21 or email us at: if you have any questions.

January 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

Girlstart Goes To Washington

In October, Katelyn and I had the privilege of attending the first National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) Conference in Washington, DC. The conference provided an opportunity for organizations that provide STEM programs for girls to come together, share ideas and collaborate.

We saw old friends from SciGirls, NGCP, the National Science Foundation, Ingenuity Center, and  Women in Engineering Program at UT Austin. We also met new friends at The After School Corporation, AAUW, Cisco, Michigan Tech, and more!

One of the highlights of our trip was meeting with the White House staff! We sat down with the Council for Women and Girls and talked about the importance of reaching more girls in STEM, women in STEM careers mentoring girls and career preparation for girls. It was wonderful to share our research and results with the White House and have a seat at the national table for future STEM initiatives.



November 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

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

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

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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