6:47 am
Thu July 11, 2013

At Summer Camps, Austin Girls Gain Empowering Skills

GirlStart camps teach girls about scientific inquiry and related fields.

It's summertime, so most Austin students are out of school and many are in summer camps. Some are using this time to empower young girls through various programs, including a few camps trying to encourage girls to explore careers in typically male-dominated areas.

At the Latinitas camp in Austin, about a dozen girls hear from local director Sharon Arteaga talking about her work at Cine Chica Camp. The girls are learning to write, shoot and edit their own movies and discuss stereotypes of Latinas in the media.

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5:03 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Astronaut Sally Ride Urges Austin Girls To Pursue Science & Math

America's first female astronaut Sally Ride was in Austin today to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Image courtesy Sally Ride Science

The first American woman to travel in space was in Austin today. Dr. Sally Ride gave the keynote address at an annual luncheon for GirlStart, a local non-profit devoted to getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Ride spoke by cellphone with KUT before catching a trip home to San Diego.

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