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Reach for the Stars STEM Festival

Rice University Physics & Astronomy Department

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Reach for the Stars STEM Festival

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Girl Participant (early bird by Sept 19) 227 Registrations Ended $10.00 $2.24
Parent or Teacher Chaperone   more info 45 Registrations Ended $10.00 $2.24
Late Registration (until October 7)   more info 144 Registrations Ended $12.00 $2.36
Please donate to help others come!   more info 291 Registrations Ended

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Event Details

"Reach for the Stars" with a Festival on the Rice University campus, just for middle school girls!  The day begins with a street fair at 11 am, with a box lunch and an Astronaut talk at 1 pm  (all in the Engineering Quad).

Then two hands-on workshops let by women scientists and engineers, at various locations and labs around campus.  The fee helps pay for the lunches but does not come close to covering all expenses. Thanks to our sponsors, especially Cheniere and Rice!  It is not required for a parent to stay with the girl(s) - but group chaperones should stay on site.  The chaperones/teachers do NOT go to the workshops.  There will be a speaker especially for them.

Students must bring permission slips signed by a custodial parent or guardian for admission to the event.

For more information see the website

Please note the Parent or Teacher Chaperone does the registering and adds the names of the girls he/she is bringing.  Girls 5-8th grade only!

Some sponsorships are available for deserving girls.  Contact


IF YOU ARE REGISTERING SEVERAL GIRLS:  if you try to register several girls and you get an error message that  the  "OPTION IS UNAVAILABLE", THAT MEANS THAT ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS WILL BE OVER FULL WHEN YOUR GIRLS ARE ADDED IN.  (If the workshop option is grayed out, that means the workshop is ALREADY full).  If you are only adding one girl at a time, this is not an issue, but if you try to add 6 girls to a workshop that only has four spaces left, Eventbrite will unceremonially refuse your registration with an unhelpful message "OPTION IS UNAVAILABLE".  If that happens, give me a call (713)348-4634 and I can tell you which workshops still have multiple spaces left.  (Most still do, but the most popular ones are filling up.  Unfortunately, there is no way to have the order form tell you how close it is to full.)  

Have questions about Reach for the Stars STEM Festival? Contact Rice University Physics & Astronomy Department

When & Where

Engineering Quad, Rice University
6100 Main St
(drop off on Laboratory Road near Duncan Hall)
Houston, TX 77005

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Rice University Physics & Astronomy Department

Rice University has held festivals for girls since the first "Sally Ride Festival" in 2006, when Sally Ride herself talked.  To contact organizer, email 

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