KLRN SciGirls | July 2017 Screening*
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KLRN’s SciGirls are hosting a screening all about the outdoors, and we hope you can join us! You’ll learn how to make your own birdhouse, meet a bicycle engineer, and join best friends who engineer an ice cream-maker powered by their bikes! We’ll be joined online by a science specialist ready to answer your questions.
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SciGirls | Opening Video
Homemade BIRD HOUSE | Full-Time Kid | PBS Parents
Make your own birdhouse in this simple project using all household recyclables! Birdwatching is a great outdoors activity, and by adding birdhouses to your backyard you’re creating a safe and welcoming place for more birds call home. Thanks to Workman Publishing for supporting this episode. Twitter & Instagram: @workmanpub Facebook: @workmanpublishing Visit the official website at goo.gl/zIRmnn Meet Mya! She's a full-time kid and proud of it. Her job is sharing fun educational tricks, cute crafts, songs and surprises that kids and parents will enjoy. Check out these episodes for more outdoors autumn fun! S'Mores in a Solar Cooker - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl7BqRhLpWE Making a Bottle Thermometer - www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbrVwQpgEmc Giant Bubbles - www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4phwxJnGzU Written by Antonio Galvan Directed and Edited by Nelson Nunez Producers for PBS: Mary Hope Garcia and Alex Duckles
Rachel Gitajn – Bicycle Engineer
Rachel turned her passion for art, engineering and the outdoors into a dream job designing bikes that she loves to ride. Read Rachel’s bio: www.fabfems.org/users/rachel-gitajn SciGirls Profiles – Real women. Real Jobs. Making a real difference. These six women are the innovators, problem-solvers and dreamers who live right next door. They’re passionate about their work, hobbies, families and helping to make the world a better place. They share their strategies for overcoming challenges and finding success and joy in jobs where women are underrepresented, and inspire girls to pursue all kinds of interests and career paths. © 2016 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1513060. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
SciGirls | Main Feature
SciGirls 209: Pedal Power
Best friends Angela, Olivia, Margaret and Rebecca don welding masks and rev up power tools to engineer an ice cream-maker that's powered by their bikes.
SciGirls | Closing Video
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- Rachel Gitajn
Rachel Gitajn has spent her entire career applying her engineering skills to her passions in the Outdoors. She has worked in the snowboard industry, as a Design Engineer at Burton Snowboards, in the bicycle industry, as Lead Design Engineer at All-City Cycles, and now in the greater outdoor industry, as a Footwear Innovation Engineer at Columbia Sportswear. Rachel is an expert in bringing ideas to life in tested, manufacturable, high performance sporting goods product. Rachel’s path to engineering stemmed from her lifelong passion for art, creativity, and the hands-on process of making things. Throughout middle school and high school, she brought an element of visual design to everything from baking and art class, to book reports and physics projects. Her junior level physics class is what really sparked her interest in engineering. There, she found that she loved the way that physics principals and mathematical models played out in the real world. When Rachel learned about Product Design Engineering, she knew that was a great fit. Product Design Engineers must be technical and analytical, while also staying creative, visual, and hands-on. Rachel studied in a dual major program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where she received her BS in Mechanical Engineering, and BS in Design, Innovation, and Society, in May 2006. Rachel currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not designing the future of Columbia Sportswear shoes, you can find her riding bikes, hiking, camping, snowboarding, gardening, and generally playing outside every chance she gets.
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