We are excited to host our Fly a Drone Zone at Girl Day at UT Austin this year! Feb. 24th

UT Austin Engineering Hosts ‘Girl Day,’ Biggest Event of its Kind in the U.S.

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Women in Engineering Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host more than 10,000 children, parents and educators from cities across the state for its 17th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival, a daylong event filled with activities that help spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers and scientists can change the world. Elementary and middle school students will engage in 150 activities and hands-on educational experiences, from designing a balloon-powered car to watching physics and chemistry in action.

With over 1,400 volunteers from UT Austin, nonprofit organizations and local businesses, Girl Day has become the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is presented by Halliburton and the Girl Day STEM Festival is presented by Texas Instruments.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Cockrell School of Engineering Complex at UT Austin (map)

(You can find us here: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn)

Girl Day By the Numbers:

  • 8,000 — Kindergarten through 8th grade students expected to register for Girl Day 2018
  • 150 — Activities throughout the day
  • 7,200 — Inches of rainbow electrical tape to create LED butterflies
  • 12,000 — Straws to create sustainable pinwheels
  • 1,950 — Toy animals to save by constructing parachutes

Website: girlday.utexas.edu

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