Girl Day at UT Austin, presented by different corporate partners each year, is a FREE event for K-8 students presented by Women in STEM (WiSTEM) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. UT Austin hosts the largest Girl Day program of its kind in the world!
Beginning in 2001 as "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" with only 92 participants, Girl Day at UT Austin (aka #UTGirlDay) has grown to include the Girl Day STEM Festival with over 8,000 participants registered in 2020. Virtual Girl Day 2021 engaged over 6,000 participants and will be hosted virtually again in 2022. Girl Day at UT Austin has served over 50,000 K-8th grade students with over 14,000 volunteers since its inception in 2001.
Meet Victoria Ibarra. She attended her first “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at The University of Texas at Austin when she was 10 years old. That experience set her on the path to becoming an engineer. She became a Girl Day volunteer in college and hopes she can bring out the engineer in girls.
Girl Day is an international annual event held during Engineers Week! Engineers Week, founded in 1951, is always the week in February that encompasses George Washington's birthday, February 22nd, as he is recognized as the nation's first engineer.
Check out our Flickr album with photos from #UTGirlDay in 2020!