April 19th, 2009  |  Posted in uncategorized

Last month I had the privilege (and fun!) of covering Girlstart’s 2009 Epanding Your Horizon’s conference. Girlstart is a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel in math, science, and technology. Founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas, Girlstart has quickly established itself as a best-case practices leader in empowering, educating, and motivating girls to enjoy and become more proficient in math, science and technology. Girlstart’s Expand Your Horizons conference gives girls an opportunity to sample exciting careers — from crime scene investigation to dissecting fish and everything in between. Over 300 girls learned about a new math, science, engineering or technology career with the help of some amazing professional presenters and great volunteers.

I love this group and what they are doing. I encourage you to volunteer, make a donation or take one of their Girl Start for Grown Ups workshops.

Dissecting fish. Smelly!

Extracting DNA. CSI is one of my favorite shows so this one was cool to me.

Playing “Cheese or Disease” during the general session.

Learning how to fuse pipe with the gas company.

Learning how to take some one’s blood pressure. I always lose count.

Slap games! Remember these? Takes me back to recess.