Girls get their geek on at San Antonio RockIt science festival

Nearly 1,500 girls and their families flocked to the Girls Inc. RockIt Into the Future Science Festival, on April 2, hosted by Rackspace and featuring dozens of hands-on science activities.

The atmosphere came alive with a kickoff by the Roosevelt High School Roughrider Drum Line and the Zulu Warriors Step Team, roving Star Wars Stormtroopers and live entertainment and music from Radio Disney. The event was in the parking lot outside Rackspace Hosting headquarters on Walzem Road.

Valero was a Thinking Smart sponsor and the RockIt sponsors were Time Warner Cable, Trinity University and KCI.

If you have video or photos from the event, let us know by sending an email to news@nowcastsa.org so we can add them to this collection.


This video is of the USAA team's exploding Mentos/Diet Coke demonstration. It was taken by San Antonio Girls Inc. Ambassador Adriana Velazquez with a Flip camera. It is her very first YouTube video:


This video is of the Roosevelt Roughrider Drum Line kickoff performance. The video was taken by Charlotte-Anne Lucas with a Nokia N95 cellphone:


 The vendors and exhibitors at RockIt were: High Touch High Tech, Keep San Antonio Beautiful, Superior Health, USAA Educational Foundation, Macaroni Kids en Espanol, Lemonade Day, KIPP University Prep, Little Daily Planner, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, Trinity Women in Science and Technology, St. Mary's University Dept of Engineering, Solar San Antonio, TechCon 2011, USAA, San Antonio Astronomical Association, AM I, Girls Inc, Alamo City Rollergirls, Woodlawn Theatre, VIA, Desk and Derrick, Boeing and Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering Trailer, Tesoro, SA Children's Museum, Circle of Care, American Society of Civil En, SA Zoo, Mitchell Lake Audobon Society, Rivera Engineering, Southwest Primate Research Center, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.