Girl Day at UT Austin, presented by different corporate partners each year, is a FREE event for K-8 students held on the Cockrell School of Engineering and Natural Sciences complexes on The University of Texas at Austin campus on February 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Closing shows run from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. on our various stages. Over 8,000 students are expected to participate in over 150 free-flowing hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace throughout the event. All students are welcome!
Girl Day began in 2001 with only 92 participants and has grown to over 8,000 participants registered in 2020.
Check out our Flickr album with photos from #UTGirlDay in 2020!
Girl Day is an international annual event held during Engineers Week! Engineers Week is always the week in February that encompasses George Washington's birthday, February 22nd, as he is recognized as the nation's first engineer.
What does Girl Day look like?
Girl Day is a free-flowing event open to the public. You should plan for lots of people and a good amount of walking across the UT campus. Students can choose which activities they'd like to attend and come and go at their leisure. Check out all the links and resources on the Participate menu to make the most of your #UTGirlDay experience.
Activities are ongoing throughout the event with the exception of a few great science shows like our Fun With Chemistry show (show times are listed in the program).
Girl Day is an opportunity for ALL students to get excited about engineering and for our community members and students to teach and share their passions for STEM!