Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. 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

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2015


Date & Time

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12 - 4 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.


Volunteer Registration

Volunteer registration is open. 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 building sponsors BASF, Intel, and Marathon Oil. And thank you to all our Girl Day partners: 3M, AMD, Applied Materials, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Emerson Process Management, ExxonMobil, Fluor, GivePulse, Homeaway, IBM, iFly, National Instruments, NXP Semiconductors, and The Scholar Ship!

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 Tech Tent Host, Girl Day Room Host and Girl Day Supporter.


Girl Day Reports and Documents

The 2016 Girl Day Program will be published in mid-February. Below are the final report and the program from last year's event.

Download this file (2014-02-22 Girl Day Overview and Stats.pdf)2015 Girl Day Final Report - Overview and Stats  (193 Kb)

Download this file (2014GirlDayProgram.pdf)2015 Girl Day Program Handout that will be given to each participant. Includes activity name, host organizations, and activity locations as well as program schedule. (1268 Kb)

Participant Registration

Registration for Girl Day 2016 is now open for elementary and middle school students!

REGISTER TODAY >>

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you register? Can your high schooler be involved? What is the schedule for the day?

See more of our FAQ about Girl Day at UT Austin »

Bus Parking

Planning on bringing buses? No problem! Purchase your bus permits today and contact Gina Higby with additional questions.

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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