Girl Day at UT Austin

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Over 5,000 elementary and middle school students are expected to participate with over 900 volunteers and over 100 student organizations, community organizations and companies volunteering. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is presented by Halliburton & the Girl Day STEM Festival is presented by Google.

Girl Day at UT logo

Students and their parents or educators are invited to UT for an afternoon of engineering fun. UT’s national award winning Girl Day, presented by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP), gives elementary and middle school students a chance to:

  • explore engineering through Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities and explore engaging demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations
  • have fun exploring computer science and all of STEM through hands-on STEM activities and engaging demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations in the Girl Day STEM Festival
  • interact with over 100 organizations and over 900 students, faculty and engineers from industry

Check out the Final Report from Girl Day 2016 for program impact stats, partners, and information.


Date & Time

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12 - 4 p.m.
with closing Science in the Movies STEM Stunts Show from 4 - 5 p.m.

A special thanks to all WEP Girl Day Partners including local community organizations and not-for-profits, engineering student organizations, companies, and area colleges and universities. For more information on how to join WEP in this effort, contact Tricia Berry or 512-471-5650.


Girl Day 2016 Pictures

2016 Girl Day

 


Volunteer Registration

Volunteer registration will open in late 2016. Onsite volunteer registration will happen on campus in activity buildings or in Bridgeway. Volunteers lead hands-on engineering activities (training provided by WEP), answer questions for all our guests, set-up and clean-up, and more.


Partnering Companies and Organizations

2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is presented by Halliburton & the Girl Day STEM Festival presented by Google.

Thank you to our 2016 Girl Day Building Hosts BASF, Intel, and Marathon Oil.

Thank you to our 2016 Girl Day Room Hosts: 3M, Chevron, Dell IT, ExxonMobil, Fluor, HomeAway, IBM, iFly, National Instruments, NXP Semiconductors and State Farm.

Thank you to our 2016 Girl Day Supporters: AMD, Applied Materials, ConocoPhillips, Emerson Process Management, GivePulse, Langan and The Scholar Ship!

Thank you to Steve Wolf and the Stunt Ranch for hosting our 2016 closing show: Science in the Movies!

Contact Tricia Berry if your organization or company is interested in participating in and supporting Girl Day. Corporate Partner opportunities include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Lead Partner (secured by Halliburton), Girl Day STEM Festival Lead Partner (secured by Google), Girl Day High School STEM Challenge & Showcase (secured by Google), Girl Day Building Host, Girl Day Room Host and Girl Day Supporter.

Girl Day Impact

See how Girl Day impacts lives!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Learn more about Girl Day.

Girl Day 2011

Dallas students talk about their experience at Girl Day 2011.

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K-12 Resources

Explore how engineers use their imagination and analytical skills to solve problems that change the world. Parents, teachers, counselors and students can find additional information about engineering through the following resources.

Explore engineering through these resources!

Questions?

Contact the Women in Engineering Program at wep@engr.utexas.edu or at 512-471-5650 for more information.

"I learned that there are so many choices in engineering and every job includes it in some way." – 4th grader

"I always love volunteering at this event. It's awesome to see these young girls get really excited about engineering." - Volunteer