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The Final Countdown on SXSW: We NEED YOUR VOTE!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 7.35.32 PMIt’s the final week for @SXSW 2017 #panelpicker voting – and I need ALL HANDS ON DECK here….!  If you voted for our 2 panel pickers, THANK YOU!  If not, I need you to please drop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW and go vote thumbs up for the two following panel pickers:

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/60048

and

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/59975

And, OK, I’ll give you my own David Letterman top 10 list for reasons why you SHOULD vote for our two panel pickers on or before 9/2/16 – ready?

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Vote for these 2 Panel Pickers before 9/2/16:

10. Because we can get more adults interested in STEM at SX, which in turn can get more kids interested in STEM.

9. We could see a teleporter, a flying hovercraft in our lifetimes.

8. We can help teach other teachers how to help students learn how to write and publish books, so there will be even more and better books out there to help educate the next generation on public health topics.

7. Because I said so. (OK, that’s playing a parent card, I know, but I’m running out of reasons.)

6. Because = more STEM pros = more drones, and the possibility of never, ever having to step into another grocery or retail store again. Ever.

5. Because personalized medicine, and only having to have one pill that contains everything we ever need in one dose, courtesy of a future STEM superstar.

4. Because personalized chemotherapy, and only having the chemo target the tumor cells, not making a cancer patient sick or lose their hair via a STEM superstar who invents and hones targeted chemotherapy for the cancer cells only.

3. Because aerospace, and discovering the final frontier and if we are not alone in the universe.

2. Because solar energy, water preservation and cleanliness can both be waaaay better.

1. Because we can always, always improve the world in which we live.

It’s About to Get Obnoxious Up in Here…

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 8.32.19 AM…she’s on her STEM princess bandwagon again….(not that she ever stepped off).

But my friends, I’m about to get obnoxious with my asks this coming month, but I’m also going to  need YOUR help from 8/8-9/2.  I’m trying to get the #STEMPrincess project in to SXSWedu in 2017.

SX, if you are not familiar, is the holy grail of cool meetings.  Apps are usually kicked off there.  Authors give away advanced copies of their NEXT book projects at this event.  It’s the FUTURE, TODAY – which you all know I LOVE to be in the middle of!

So, in order to weave through the morass of 4600 other panels submitted for talks at SXSW, I’m going to call on you, my Fab 14 friends, to help me VOTE and spread the word on the Panel Picker for SXSW with the STEM Princess project!

Help Erin Get the STEM Princesses to SXSW17:

Step one: You have to register with SXSW in order to be able to vote.  Here’s where to register.

Second: I’ll send links to the 2 panel pickers I’ve submitted and put them in this post when I have them. Here they are:

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/60048

and

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/59975

Third: VOTE. Voting my the crew counts for 30% of the final decision on getting selected.  So I’m really, REALLY going to need your help in stepping up here.

Fourth: SPREAD THE WORD.  If you vote, then I’m going to ask you to pass it on to 3 other friends to have them vote.  The only way we’re going to get girls talking STEM at SX is to create the only presence NOW.

That’s it for now.  But I’ll go ahead and apologize in advance for the posts/tweets and groveling between 8/8-9/2.  Remember–I’m doing it for the NEXT generation of girls to turn into STEM rockstars.  Even though the bandwagon may be loud and squeaky, YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU CAN SEE!