The University of Texas at Austin

Women in Engineering Program

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year.

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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 over 2,000 first through eighth grade students a chance to:

  • have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities,
  • meet students, professors and engineers from industry, and
  • see what it's like to be an engineer.

 

Date and Time

Saturday, February 28, 2015
2 - 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 at tsberry@mail.utexas.edu or 512-471-5650.

Participants, Registration for 2015 will open in December 2014!

Participants in the 1st through 8th grades are welcome to pre-register in December 2014. Please sign up for our Engineering E-list to hear when registration opens for 2015.

Volunteers, Registration will open in January 2015!

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

Contact Tricia Berry if your organization or company is interested in participating in and supporting Girl Day.

Girl Day Reports and Documents

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

Download this file (2014GirlDayProgram.pdf)2014 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)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Learn more about Girl Day.

Girl Day 2011

Dallas students talk about their experience at Girl Day 2011.

Engineering E-List

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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