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Girl Day at UT Austin 2016

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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PositionsMany Remaining
Age LimitKindergarten through 8th graders
Description
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Over 4,000 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 presented by Google.

WHAT:

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 4,000 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
HOW:
Activities for kinder - 8th graders are housed in UT's engineering and natural sciences complexes. Students are encouraged to create and experiment at their own pace with all of the age-appropriate activities. There are no volunteers or guides to take students around to the activities, so parents, counselors, or teachers are expected to remain with students during the event.

SPONSORS:

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

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

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

Thank you to our 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 closing show: Science in the Movies!


The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Girl Day at UT Austin. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.
Parking DetailsNEW FOR GIRL DAY 2016! Parking will be free for participants in our 2 garages: 27th Street Garage (109 W. 27th Street) and Speedway Garage (105 E. 27th Street)! We are so excited to be able to provide parking for free this year! We hope to have enough spaces for everyone, but if spaces in the garages run out, there will be paid parking options in other close-by garages.

If you are traveling by school bus you must let us know so we can arrange for a bus parking permit for a fee. Buses will be able to drop-off and pick-up participants near the event check-in. Bus parking WILL NOT be within walking distance of the Girl Day event.
CausesChildren & Youth Computers & Technology Education & Literacy Women

Location: Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712