It Takes a Village Oh my what a year it has been! Under all of the anxiety that filled the air, as always there was hope, charity, and civility. We’re committed to our mission and the community we serve. We therefore partnered and helped launch a 14 week on-line Summer coding program for 9 –Continue reading “How Do We Best Serve Our Native American Girls? It Takes a Village”
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12/19/20 Facebook Live Event Join us this Saturday as Program Director Czarina Salido talks about Taking Up Space past, present and future with the Space Hipsters! Space Hipsters is a public online group with over 19,000 members. They have donated several thousand dollars to help with our mission of gifting trips to Space Camp to deservingContinue reading “Taking Up Space Facebook Live Event”
Our New Program Teaches Indigenous Girls How to Code We are delighted to announce a collaboration with SONAC: “Sisterhood of Native American Coders,” a nonprofit organization founded by Elisabeth Holm. SONAC will provide an interactive introduction to STEM for 9 – 12 year old Native American girls. Our New Program Teaches Indigenous Girls How to Code WeContinue reading “Coding is How We Talk to Computers!”
Emily Carney Supports Taking Up Space We are so grateful to spaceflight enthusiast, Emily Carney! Emily is graciously donating the above photograph, signed, to all who contribute (see How to Help below) to our program Taking Up Space – sending Native American girls to Space Camp. How to Help: Step 1: Donate $10 here: 👉https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/112574644767835624/charity/1530675Continue reading “Find a Chicken, Pick it Up, Then All Day You’ll Have Good Luck…”
Expect More Excellence Tour We were honored to be a part of the Expect More Excellence Tour which “…spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.” Find out what they had to say about WhyContinue reading “We Are So Thankful!”
“I made a difference to that one!” – Starfish Proverb
Space Camp 2019 Recap The kids did great! 👏 Congratulations to Sole and John for successfully completing Space Camp on team Capricorn, and Saydee for completing Aviation challenge Mach II on team Black Hawk! Thank you to everyone who helped them get to Space Camp! 🙏 A special thank you to our sponsors: Pascua YaquiContinue reading “Congratulations Class of 2019!”
Meet One of Our 2019 Space Campers, John! This year, we received special funding to take a very unique individual to Space Camp. John is nine years old, is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, and is very interested in both space and his own cultural roots.
“Girls should be taking up MORE space!”
“My wife and daughter are scientists, and I wish all girls and women are afforded any opportunities to develop and contribute their intellectual talents in the aerospace field.”
Who won the Luciana Vega American Doll? Congratulations to Julian David Stone! Apollo XV astronaut, Al Worden, Emily Carney, Space Hipster founder, and historian and educator, Lois Huneycutt, announced the winner of the Luciana Vega American doll and her collection – a retail value of $300.00. Our sincere thank you and appreciation to the SpaceContinue reading “And the Winner is…”
“When I give talks it feels good, but I kinda get a little shy, but I still do it” – Sole
We have a matching donation offer! Any donations that comes in today will be matched up to $400! 7/31/2019
With over 17,000 members, the Space Hipsters group on Facebook is more than an online forum of space enthusiasts.
Win Astronaut Luciana Vega!
Meet Saydee! One of our 2019 Space Campers Support Saydee by helping her get to Space Camp! Saydee is an 11 year old from the Pascua Yaqui tribe. Her dream is to become an astronaut. With your donation she will be going to Space Camp Mach II where she will learn how to fly anContinue reading “T – 10 days…”
“We need to be providing young girls with role models as well and inspiring them.”
Thank you TFCU! There’s one thing that continues to amaze us about Tucson, and that is the generosity of our community. Our local credit union, started by a group of teachers in 1937 with $349, is one of our biggest supporters. Their contributions have been critical to our success. Three years ago, our first groupContinue reading “TFCU Lends a Hand”
Win an Apollo Astronaut, Al Worden, signed DVD, or a limited edition print signed by astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson! Help send Native American kids to Space Camp, & you’ll be entered to win! Hurry! 🏃♀️ drawing ends midnight August 1st
A History of Our Girls Space Camp Journey Help us raise the $6,500.00 needed to make 2019 Space Camp Possible! We started off in 2017 with cute little girls leaving the Reservation and flying on a plane for the first time. Their excitement was palpable. They were so nervous to leave their families and flyContinue reading “Space Camp 2019 or Bust!”
We were very fortunate to get a tour of The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences and DILAS Coherent, a high-power diode laser components and systems company. We suited up and went inside clean rooms, sat in on optics classes, viewed a large scale mirror, investigated a Halloween “crime scene”, and had an upContinue reading “Optics and LASERS!”
Our appreciation to the Poor family for giving us the opportunity to attend Spacefest IX. It’s wonderful to see so much artistic talent and to learn about the history and future of space exploration. Thank you to the Spacefest organizers for a wonderful event! Sole was honored to be invited to give a speech atContinue reading “Visiting Spacefest IX”
Congratulations! Another Great Space Camp Experience!
We had a blast. Thank you for your support!
Win the American Girl 2018 “Doll of the Year!”
Want a fun way to help girls get to Space Camp? Stop by La Cocina, March 6th from 5PM – 10PM, and listen to space expert Francis French; view gorgeous space art by the Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA); hear the beautiful sounds of Pascua Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala; and feastContinue reading “Fundraiser featuring Guitarist Gabriel Ayala!”
We studied chemical reactions by making fluffy slime, mixing Diet Coke and Mentos, and baking soda and vinegar.
The girls had a nice team building day watching Wonder Woman, visiting the University of Arizona, and bowling.
They did it! Congratulations to Saydee, Serena, and Sole! They did great. Thank you for supporting the girls. We are grateful.
Sole and Sayde sending a message to their mom’s.
STEM in Action The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has been organizing and running the science fair since 1955, and this year we are submitting our first project! The girls have been working very hard and have had a lot of fun along the way!
Thank You Pima Air & Space Museum!
Thank you to the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse for a beautiful and delicious dinner! Many thanks to Sabestine, Brooke, Amanda, Gilbert, Gavino, Agnes, Renee, Ceasar, and Xavier!
We had a great time with Alison Shores, COO of Girls Can! Crate! Alison taught us about Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American female engineer, and we built a Parachute Transport System for our Eggstronauts! We also visited the PYT Community Center Library and made a Ku bird, a vain little bird that disappeared afterContinue reading “Girls Can! Crate Visits Girl’s Day at the PYT Clubhouse”
Thank you to Patty and Mina for a great tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum!
We are sending Native American Girls to Space Camp! Time in Cosmology is honored to be collaborating with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in our first mission to send middle-school-aged Pascua Yaqui girls to Space Camp! The first group of Yaqui girls attended Space Camp in June 2017. Selected Scholarship winners received full camp tuition forContinue reading “Taking Up Space”
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