Squishy Circuits, Toy Engineering, and More!
SciGirls®, a PBS KIDS weekly series and website, is out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on bright, curious real-life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe, social networking environment where girls can connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode. SciGirls premiered nationwide on Public Television stations and online at pbskidsog.org/scigirls in February 2012.
Educators across Texas are invited to attend free professional development opportunities and discover how to engage young women (ages 8-13) through research-based, high quality activities and resources.
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About the Instructor
Tricia Berry is the director of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project and the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin. In this role, Tricia is responsible for leading the efforts on recruitment and retention of women in the College of Engineering.
Prior to this responsibility, Tricia was director of the Engineering Scholarship Program at the University. She came to the College in July 1999 after six years at The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, where she worked as a process engineer and then as a product development engineer. In addition, she also was the University's Recruiting Team Co-op Lead Recruiter, an on-site Chemical Engineering Co-op Coordinator, the Take Our Daughters to Work Day Leader, and the Society of Women Engineers Convention Advisory Council Corporate Representative.
Tricia received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University in May 1993 and her MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in May 1999. She has been active in the Gulf Coast Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the UT ChE Alumni Club, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.