The capital of the Lone Star State, Austin, Texas, boast an impressive 25.61 million tourists annually. Between the BBQ, the music, and the stunning natural landscape, it’s not hard to understand why people near and far flock to the city. Austin is a place where you can find stories around every corner and adventure in… Continue reading A G.I.R.L’s Guide to Austin, Texas
By: Gabby Marye As I paddle into the small cove, I am enveloped in the fiery hues of the changing leaves above reflected on the water. Scarlet and amber leaves drop from the canopy above and create ripples in the cool water all around me, transporting me to a different place. All I did was… Continue reading Falling for Fall Paddling
By: Ellie Rose M. Despite what you may think, adolescence at a modern Texas high school is no picnic. During the two years I spent at a large public school in West Austin, it became a regular occurrence to witness classmates seize up under stress, breaking down in class or hurrying off to the bathroom… Continue reading The Trouble With ‘Kids These Days’
Back-to-school season is upon us. Along with the new dynamics of extra-curriculars, homework, and bedtimes, you have most likely been petitioned by your child's school, sports team, or your church to give your time in the name of charity. Sometimes it can seem like everyone wants something from you, right? But, here's the thing... volunteering… Continue reading Volunteering: It’s Not About You. Or, Is It?
Imagine what girls can achieve when they learn there is no space they don’t belong. If you can’t quite picture it, just take a glance at IBM’s Chief Engineer for Power Systems, Nicole Nett. Performing a perfect balancing act as a senior engineer, a community activist, and a new mother, Nicole takes the word driven… Continue reading Engineering Inclusivity
By: Dr. Laura Terrill We are living in an age where technology follows us wherever we go. Technology shapes our interactions with others, our behaviors (selfies!), and how we find our place in the digital world. Keeping our online information safe, learning how to behave online, and teaching girls the computer skills they need to… Continue reading An Interview with a GSCTX CyberDefender!
By: Gabby Marye Did you know that the National Parks Service offers Junior Ranger Patch Program? These patches help kids to understand the importance of ecosystems, learn about a park’s history, and join in the family of the National Parks Service. Not only are the programs available at Historic Sites, National Monuments, Recreational Areas, and… Continue reading Stop What You’re Doing and Park it.