It’s been awhile fellow geeks, sorry about that. I was a tad sick in the beginning of the month and have been pretty much recuperating these past few weeks. But let’s not dwell on that for too long as I’ve been scouting around for new projects to highlight for my return and I’ve been lucky to find a few.
Gear Girls: The Documentary highlights the past, present and future of women and minorities in STEM. Deirdre McCullagh, director and executive producer of the film, with her team followed an all minority girls robotics team throughout the school year from George Washington Carver High School here in Philly.
Last year the team placed second in regionals , and went to nationals in the Sea Perch (underwater robotics) competition. More projects likes these definitely need to happen and should not have a problem gathering the necessary support.
Gear Girls will showcase the empowering stories of women and minorities in STEM and the trailblazers whose ambition and dedication drive them. We will examine their journey, their struggles, and discover what makes them successful. We will also learn why there has never been a more exciting and promising time for being a minority in STEM.
Gear Girls will include voice-over’s by actress Denise Dowse, you have seen her in films and television shows such as: Ray, Coach Carter, Secrets and Lies, Criminal Minds, Charmed, The Guardian, 90210 and many others. Denise is currently starring on Bravo’s t.v. show “Imposters”.
And as always, supporting awesome projects always leads to awesome perks afterwards. By pledging $40 or more, you’re able to receive a digital download and DVD for your school or library. You’ll also receive a download of selected songs, a gear girls postcard and a thank you video from the girls.
By pledging $100 or more, you’ll receive a Gear Girls Tote Bag, Gear Girls T-shirt, “special thanks” in the film soundtrack download of selected songs and a digital download of the film.
For more info on Gear Girls: The Documentary and the other prizes you could potentially win, check out their Indiegogo page.
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