“I learned to be brave and creative.”
– Girls in STEM participant
Drop Off Information
Drop off is between 10:00am-10:30am at the front of Travis High School. Girlstart recommends drop off only as parking is extremely limited and, additionally, no parents can attend Girls in STEM workshops. Volunteers will guide girls to the check in tables, where each girl will receive her t-shirt and conference schedule; volunteers will then help girls find the opening session that kicks off the day at 10:30am.
All supplies will be provided, so items such as backpacks may be left at home. Please dress appropriately for weather, including a light jacket if necessary. If girls must bring a phone or smart device, we request that girls keep their cell phones turned off throughout the conference to avoid disruption. Girlstart is not responsible for lost personal belongings.
Download the Drop Off Map here.
Pick Up Information
Pick up will begin at 3:30pm at the front of Travis High School; no student supervision will be available after 4:15pm. The pick up process is similar to a school’s pick up procedure; please stay in your car as Girlstart volunteers direct you forward and your daughter will be released to you. We encourage parents to create a legible sign with your daughter’s name to help facilitate the pick up process. Thank you for your patience as we safely get 600 girls into cars.
A pizza lunch will be provided. (If your daughter has special dietary needs, please pack a lunch for her.)
Adults cannot attend the workshops.
The event will not be cancelled owing to weather unless conditions are severe; please check the Girlstart Twitter feed (@girlstart) for updates.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018 you can reach Girlstart staff in case of emergency at 512-915-5636.
We understand unexpected situations arise that may impact your daughter’s ability to join us for Girls in STEM. To minimize confusion the day of the event, should an unexpected cancellation be necessary, we encourage you not to call our Girlstart emergency number, as it will be impossible to cancel registrations on March 24th and/or to transfer registrations to another girl.
Attend with Friends
Your daughter may attend the conference with up to three registered friends. Please fill out the Friend Request supplemental form via your online parent account, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 512-916-4775 ext. 33 by Monday, March 5th to guarantee your friend request. All parties must be registered by March 5th to guarantee group registration.
Directions to Travis High School
South – Take I-35 North to Austin. Exit 232A (Oltorf St). Turn left on Oltorf St and go west. Travis High School will be on your left hand side.
North – Take I-35 South to Austin. Exit 232A (Oltorf St). Turn right on Oltorf St. and go west. Travis High School will be on your left hand side.
South – Take MoPac North into Austin. Exit US-290E toward Waco and drive approximately 4 miles. Merge onto 1-35 N/US-290E. Exit 232A (Oltorf St) and turn left onto Oltorf St. Travis High School will be on your left hand side.
North – Take MoPac South into Austin. Exit 5th Street/Cesar Chavez Street, keep right at the fork and follow signs for Cesar Chavez St. Turn right at Congress Ave and drive south for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left at Oltorf St and Travis High School will be on your right hand side.