Girl Day Activities

20 Steps or More - A Rube Goldberg Machine in Action
Location: ETC 6th Floor Woodshop (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Artist Rube Goldberg drew cartoons of crazy, complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in convoluted ways. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) invites you on a whimsical, multi-step adventure through a full-sized, functional kitchen.
3, 2, 1, Liftoff!
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
The LRA will display several rockets and parts from past and current projects. Additionally, the LRA will allow participants to operate a bottle-rocket launcher to demonstrate basic flight principles.
3-D Printing the Human Body
Location: EER 7.646 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Join Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez and her students to learn how biomedical engineers use 3-D printing to make custom bone replacements, wound dressings and for a variety of other medical applications.
5 Minutes as a Doctor, Engineer, Professor, or Scientist
Location: RLM 5.120 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
In this exciting choose-your-own adventure activity, learn what it takes to become a doctor, engineer, professor, or scientist through guided scenarios in the field.
ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Location: EER 1.504 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Experience amazing demonstrations while exploring the traveling hands-on science program from Austin Community College's Physics program. Exhibits include explorations in light, magnetism, air pressure, waves and sound, and electricity.
AFS Intercultural Programs and the BP Global STEM Academy
Location: RLM 4. Ground Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
AFS and BP have partnered to create the BP Global STEM Academies to help you develop the knowledge, critical STEM skills, and intercultural understanding. Join us to learn more about our programs.
All the Things You Can Be as a ChemE
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER West Entryway)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the exciting space between chemistry and engineering through strawberry DNA extraction, color changing reaction kinetics, and bubbles from dry ice sublimation.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Army Vehicles
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Learn about a five day camp with hands-on experience and direct mentorship from Army Researchers on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Army Vehicles. Our laboratory-based experiments encourage the development of teamwork and leadership skills.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and the STEM Reality of You
Hosting Organization: Facebook
Location: ECJ 1.314 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Explore hardware and data center design through an interactive photo booth with hardware engineers. Test your skills with a augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset demonstrations.
Facebook is a Girl Day Activity Host
Austin in Virtual Reality
Hosting Organization: City of Austin
Location: EER 2.850 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how virtual reality is shaping our Austin in this demonstration on how the city is using virtual reality to help improve our environment.
Back to the Future: Engineering Hover Crafts
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Use your imagination to create a hover craft and test it along magnetic tracks. Explore the science and engineering of hover crafts and our future.
Balloon Powered Car Challenge
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Use household supplies to create a balloon powered car. Longhorn Racing members will explain the basic theory of thrust and resistance while you're creating, building and testing.
Balloon Space Racers
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Sigma Gamma Tau
Location: ASE Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering
Test your engineering skills and become a rocket scientist for the day. Join members of Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society to engineer and build a balloon shuttle that you can enter in a race the moon.
Bats, Bees & Butterflies: Pollination Station
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Discover what pollinators do and why they are important for our environment. Use your creativity to create a flower that attracts certain pollinators.
Be a Biomedical Engineer
Location: RLM 5.116 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Try some of the activities that UT biomedical engineering students do every day, including building a prosthetic hand out of Legos and doing surgery on a mouse.
Be a Longhorn: Explore UT Austin Admissions
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Math
It's never too early to think about college. Visit with students and staff to learn about UT Austin admissions.
Beyond Post-its
Hosting Organization: 3M
Location: ECJ 1.308 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
3M is Science Applied to Life. 3M uses a wide variety of technologies in our diverse product lines. Join us for a sneak peek into what scientists do to create new products.
3M is a Girl Day Activity Host
Binary Bracelets
Location: EER 0.710 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Computer Science
Create your own binary bracelet. Encode and store your initials on a bracelet and learn how we store information in a computer.
Binary Code Bracelet
Hosting Organization: General Motors
Location: ASE 1.126 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Create your own bracelet using binary code and beads.
General Motors is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Boat Race Engineering Challenge
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design your own boat out of limited materials and float it down a raceway using only your breath for power.
Brick by Brick: Help Design a Community Center for a Village in India
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Join Projects with Underserved Communities: Team India on their journey to build a community center for the village of Siripudi in southern India. Design your own building using pretzels and marshmallows and learn about Team India's design process.
Bubble Shapes: Create a Bubble Wand
Location: CPE 2.214 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Engineering
Use your creativity to create an amazing bubble wand of your own design. Put your wand creation to the test and blow bubbles.
Building a City Out of Candy
Location: RLM 5.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore how city planning processes and decision making works by designing a city out of candy.
Building Block Programming
Location: ASE 1.124 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Learn to think like a programmer by giving precise instructions so that volunteers (who will be pretending to think like a computer) can build a tower out of blocks.
Building Super Sand Castles with Geotechnical Engineering
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: ECJ Basement)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Engineering
Learn how engineers increase the strength of sand and dirt using reinforcement. Explore how you can use reinforced earth methods for your next super sand castle at the beach or in the sandbox.
Bunny Copters - Paper Helicopters
Location: ECJ 1.316 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Engineering
Use your engineering skills to invent a bunny copter that twirls in the air! How long can you keep it flying?
Camp Langan: Engineer Your Own Campsite
Location: EER 1.814 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
Design your dream campsite. With every campsite there are rules, regulations, and limitations, so use your creativity and engineering skills to plan out the best campsite around.
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services is a Girl Day Activity Host
Catapult Challenge
Location: CPE 2.212 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Take the catapult challenge. Manipulate a catapult to launch pom poms and cotton balls to hit different targets.
Catapult the Goldfish
Location: ECJ 1.322 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a catapult using rubber bands, craft sticks and spoons. Test it to see if you can land your fish in the target fishbowl.
Catapultimate Challenge
Location: ETC 2.108 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering
Join students from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the catapultimate challenge. Apply your engineering design skills and create a wooden catapult to launch pom pom balls.
Fluor Corporation is a Girl Day Activity Host
Chemistry!
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Chemistry Outreach
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor Stage (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Get a bang out of this fun, exciting, loud and fragrant demonstration of chemistry experiments performed by Dr. Elizabeth Ilardi and volunteers from the audience. Shows at 1 and 2 p.m.
Circuit Block Exploration
Hosting Organization: Thinkery
Location: ETC 2.132 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Let your curiosity lead you as you explore your inner electrical engineer. Connect wires to light up lightbulbs, make motors spin, turn on a buzzer, and more.
Coding for Color Blindness
Hosting Organization: H-E-B
Location: ASE Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Computer Science
Tech is so useful for all types of disabilities. When it comes to using the web, explore simple ways to change code on a webpage to make it easier to use for anyone who is color blind.
H-E-B is a Girl Day Activity Host
Coding with Vrbo
Location: CPE 2.210 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore an immersive VR (virtual reality) experience of properties listed on Vrbo. Participate in coding activities relevant to our every day work at Vrbo.
Vrbo, a part of Expedia Group is a Girl Day Activity Host
Cosmetic Engineering: Manufacturing Lip Gloss
Location: RLM 7.116 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore manufacturing engineering and the engineering of additives, mixtures and mixing. Create your own lip gloss through a highly efficient cosmetic engineering manufacturing process.
BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Crazy About Kites
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a kite out of paper and test its flight. Change it and try to make it fly even better. Explore aerodynamics, engineering, flight, and problem solving.
Crazy Catapult Contraptions
Hosting Organization: IDEX Corporation
Location: RLM 5.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a crazy catapult contraption with rubber bands and Popsicle sticks. Explore the physics of your mechanism and test how far and accurate your contraption can launch a pompom or ping pong ball.
IDEX Corporation is a Girl Day Activity Host
Create Your Own Edible Concrete
Location: EER 1.820, 1.818 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore construction engineering and model the making of concrete with our edible recipe of graham cracker crumbs (aggregate), powdered sugar (Portland cement) and a mix of corn syrup and orange juice (water).
Kiewit is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Creative Problem Solving with Algorithms
Location: ECJ 1.306 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore computer science and creatively solve problems using algorithms that you create.
Cupcake Coring
Location: RLM 7.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore our earth, geology and petroleum engineering through an interactive, sticky and yummy cupcake coring activity.
Chevron is a Girl Day Activity Host
Design It Yourself Arcade
Hosting Organization: 4-H CAPITAL
Location: EER 0.708 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Using Makey Makey controllers design a working arcade where you can play PacMan, Frogger, Tetris, and other classic video games. Explore conductive craft supplies and create a unique electric arcade!
Disappearing Objects: Fun with Optics
Location: ECJ 1.304 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore different properties of light and explore the engineering and science of optics. Using light and optics, make objects bend or disappear and much more.
Discover Astronomy
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
Discover astronomy through solar telescope viewing (weather permitting), UV bead bracelet making, star finder chart construction, a comet demonstration, and mini-spectroscope making.
Discover Petroleum Engineering
Location: EER 0.810 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn how we use science, technology, engineering, and math to find and extract natural resources to power the world.
Pioneer Natural Resources is a Girl Day Activity Host
DIY Bath Bombs
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: CPE Awning)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Mix and match ingredients to create a colorful bath bomb to take home. The bath bombs will need to dry overnight.
DIY Flettner Rotor Flying Contraption
Location: ASE 2.134 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create your own Flettner Rotor using paper cups and learn how they create lift to fly.
Drone Electronics and Flight Simulators
Location: ASE 2.108 and 2.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Visit the Air Systems Laboratory to learn about drone electronics, autopilot software, and our in-lab flight simulators.
Earthquake Engineering Research: Protecting People and Property from What's Shaking
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: ECJ Basement)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
Design a building using toothpicks and marshmallows and test it in earthquake conditions. Visit with students in the EERI and the SEAoT to learn how earthquake and structural engineering research protects people and property from earthquakes.
Egg Drop Challenge
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Will your egg survive the drop? Use straws, tape, and construction paper to construct a contraption to safely land an egg.
Engineering for Fun
Location: RLM 7.124 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Discover how you can be an engineer everyday and make the world a better place by doing things you already know how to do. Prepare to get your hands dirty in the name of science and engineering!
Explore Engineering on a Halliburton Truck
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the largest providers of products and services to the energy industry in the world . With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Explore engineering with Halliburton.
Explore Engineering with BAE Systems, Electronic Systems
Hosting Organization: BAE Systems
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how BAE Systems, Electronic Systems is making our world a better place through engineering and science. Explore thermal images of yourself and others with thermal imaging cameras. Learn how thermal imaging impacts our world.
BAE Systems is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Explore Programming with Arduino, Micro:bit, and Makey Makey Microcontrollers
Location: EER 1.518 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how embedded systems make our world work. Learn how to program an LED design with Python and MakeCode through our Arduino, Micro:bit, and Makey Makey microcontrollers.
Resideo is a Girl Day Activity Host
Explore the Engineering of Oil and Gas
Location: CPE 2.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the engineering and science behind the oil and gas that powers our world.
Explore the Water Cycle and the Water You Drink
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: CPE Awning)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about the water cycle with demonstrations of filtration and chemical precipitation. Create your own water filter and learn about the water we drink.
Carollo Engineers, Inc. is a Girl Day Activity Host
Extreme Water Challenge: Super Absorbent Polymer
Hosting Organization: BASF Corporation
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: RLM East Entryway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Just when you think it can't hold any more water, it can! Check out this amazing Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) demonstration.
BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Filmmaking 101
Hosting Organization: Indie Meme
Location: RLM 6.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking and discover how to translate ideas from page to screen. Learn storytelling techniques & the basics of screenwriting , directing, camera operation, sound, and editing.
Foodborne Outbreak Mystery
Location: ECJ 1.324 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Math
There's an E. coli outbreak in town! Gather information from people and create a graph to see what might have caused it.
Foster Engine Collection
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
See the Foster Engine collection, a historical, working-model engine collection donated by engineer and artist R. Don Foster of Houston. This display represents the history of engines from the Persian windmill to the steam turbine engine.
Frozen Chemistry Show
Location: ECJ 1.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Enjoy a cool chemistry show inspired by the cryogens scientists and engineers work with in the lab. Learn about endothermic reactions, color-changing indicators, and get a taste of instantly frozen banana-cream.
Get Your Brain STEM Stimulated: Hands-on Computer Science & Engineering
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering, Computer Science
Join our team of computer scientists, software engineers, and data scientists to create websites, mobile apps, games, and self-driving cars. Together we'll harness the power of programming languages.
Hello World is a Girl Day Activity Host
Girl Scouts CAN Drive Robots: Can You?
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Test your skills at interactive robot driving and throwing balls. Hands on driving...1 -FRC, 3-Vex, 5-EV3 robots.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Information
Location: CPE West Plaza (Rain plan location: CPE West Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls discover their skills, connect with others and take action in the community. Pick up information about awesome STEM programs.
Girlstart: Girls in STEM Conference, Starry Nights, Camps and More
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: EER 1st Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Girlstart's mission is to increase interest and engagement in STEM for girls through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Get info on camps, the Girls in STEM Conference in April, Starry Nights and more great programs for girls.
Glowing Dough Creatures
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, Engineering
How do things light up, move, and spin around? Have fun learning how electricity fuels our world, and watch your own circuit creations come to life using play-dough, LED lights, and more!
Good Vibration Station
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
See plates and strings come to life through vibration and build your own harmonica. Tours of UT's very own "silent room" will also be given.
Google Fiber Robotics Area
Hosting Organization: Google Fiber
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Explore robotics demonstrations and hands-on activities in this Robotics and Computer Science themed area hosted by Google Fiber.
Google Fiber is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Gumdrop Dome
Location: CPE 2.220 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Learn how buildings hold so much weight. Explore engineering design by creating your own dome and test your creation's limits.
Phillips 66 is a Girl Day Activity Host
Hair-raising Van de Graaff Generator Demos, Experiments & Games
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Experience the hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. Conduct a lemon juice and pennies experiment. Play a women in STEM matching game.
Hands On Astronomy: Activities and Demos
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Learn how solar systems just like ours are formed. Make a glow in the dark solar system bracelet of your very own to take home.
Hands-On Bridge Design Challenges
Hosting Organization: TxDOT Bridge Division
Location: ECJ 1.318 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Fold paper into structural shapes to create your own bridge; then, test your beams and refine your designs. See a keystone arch, construction materials, and the history of bridge design in Texas.
Hands-On Nanotechnology
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 1st Floor Hallway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn about the hidden world of nanotechnology through hands-on activities showing how tiny things make a big impact in our lives.
Hard Hats Protect Smart Heads
Hosting Organization: WGI
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Race against friends by dressing yourself with construction safety equipment and completing the obstacle course to solve the puzzle. Take a picture at our photo booth after you've finished.
WGI is a Girl Day Activity Host
Hefty Headgear
Location: EER 1st Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Why do some mammals grow horns or antlers? Discover the differences between these types of headgear. See and touch real skulls and headgear from Texas mammals including bison, deer, and pronghorn.
Helping Hands: Engineering Prosthetics
Location: ECJ 1.214 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create your own prosthetic hand and test your grabbing skills. Learn how engineers make people healthier and happier creating unique solutions to our world's challenges.
How Does a Telescope Work?
Hosting Organization: Austin Astronomical Society
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Learn how a telescope works and what effects aperture and focal lengths have on the final view from a telescope. Explore how can you safely look at the sun and what we can find in the sky.
How to Become a Rocket Scientist
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn about how the Texas Rocket Engineering Lab is sending a rocket to space and learn how you can become a rocket scientist. Check out a demonstration of what goes into rocketry with liquid nitrogen and a bottle rocket.
It's Cool to Levitate
Location: EER 3.650 & Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Learn how Texas Guadaloop is disrupting modern transportation with an energy efficient and cost-effective alternative. Check out the electrically propulsed Hyperloop pod that levitates utilizing air bearing technology. Kids can try to sit on it.
It's Electric! A Neural Engineering Perspective of the Body
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Santacruz Lab
Location: ECJ 1.312 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore devices used to view electrical signals from the brain and heart. Learn how we can use brain signals for engineering applications.
Jello-Fracking
Location: RLM 7.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Learn about hydraulic fracturing with a demonstration using Jell-O, a straw as a well bore, and frosting.
Just Keep Motoring
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Eta Kappa Nu
Location: EER 1.512 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore motor power by making a small DC (direct current) motor using magnets and batteries. You can just keep motoring with students from Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Keep Your Boat Afloat
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: ETC 4.150)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Test your skills at designing the ultimate boat. Using a limited set of materials, create a floating device that will carry as many golf balls as possible without sinking.
Laboratory Safety at The Slime Lab
Location: RLM 5.122 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Math
Complete a safety checklist to ensure everyone can perform the slime experiment safely.
Learn How to Compose Music with a Banana, Play-Doh and a Makey Makey!
Location: ASE Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Using objects such as bananas and Play-Doh, create a circuit with a Makey Makey and compose your own song on a virtual keyboard. Combine circuits and science and music and play your song.
Learn How to Run Your Own Business, A Lemonade Stand
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Math
Free curriculum is available to lean how to run your own business, a lemonade stand. You make all the decisions about your business by completing the lesson and decide what to do with your profit.
LED Light Up Butterflies
Location: EER 1.516 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore electrical engineering, circuits, LEDs, and switches and create a light-up butterfly.
IBM is a Girl Day Activity Host
Lego Coding Maze
Hosting Organization: Deloitte
Location: EER 0.806/0.808 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Explore the basics of coding. Assemble mazes from legos and "program" a lego character to go through the maze using coding cards.
Deloitte is a Girl Day Activity Host
LEGO Structure Architectural Engineering Design
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore your creative construction talents. Test your skills at creating a skyscraper out of LEGOs to see how high you can make the structure.
LEGO-Inspired Engineering
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore STEM concepts through the magic of play with our LEGO-inspired engineering! Create your dream contraptions and battle on our battle tracks - explore the magic of STEM with LEGO-inspired engineering.
Play-Well TEKnologies is a Girl Day Activity Host
Lemonade Land
Location: ETC 2.102 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Math, Computer Science
Learn how to make marketing, finance, IT, and business analytics decisions with the Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs to make your lemonade stand profitable.
Life Inside a Manufacturer: Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Automation
Hosting Organization: Flex
Location: ETC 2.136 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore printed circuit board assembly through a hands on smart circuit activity and view how robotic automation is used in manufacturing.
Flex is a Girl Day Activity Host
Life-Size Device Operation and Medical Trivia
Location: RLM 5.126 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Join members of the Biomedical Engineering Society in learning about the human body and medical devices! Test how well you know the human body and help Dr. McBiomed match the medical device to the part of his patient's body it aids in functioning.
Live Scientific Glassblowing Demonstrations
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Glass Shop
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 0. Ground Floor East Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Adam Kennedy, UT Austin's scientific glassblower, spends the day melting glass with a torch to create sculptural pieces inspired by research at UT.
Loose Parts Nature Play
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 1st Floor Hallway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design, build, and create whatever you can imagine using loose parts of nature and natural materials.
Make a Magazine
Location: EER 0.712 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Create a short magazine (aka a 'zine'). Learn how to organize content and how to convey your message through text, design, and photography.
Make Your Own Gummy: Gummies as Materials and Medicines
Location: ECJ 1st Floor Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Make your own gummy. Explore the materials and properties of making gummies and learn how they can be used in medicine.
Make Your Own Pixel Pet with a Raspberry Pi
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Computer Science
Learn how to design an LED Pixel Pet using Raspberry Pi. Explore a fun way to learn about colors in coding and how to be creative with technology.
Make Your Own Sustainable Play Dough
Location: EER East Lawn (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Make your own play dough and learn how making your own play dough saves resources, waste, and money. Imagine the possibilities and explore a sustainable future with play dough.
Making Color Fizz
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER West Entryway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science
Explore the engineering of colors and the science of mixtures. Create a fizzy and colorful creation.
Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Explore the science of how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.
Medieval Engineering: The Trebuchet
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Tau Beta Pi
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Launch water balloons across the lawn with a medieval launching machine called a trebuchet. Check out the engineering of launching objects high and far.
Meet the ClimaSaurs: Explore Research in Sustainability and Sustainability in Research
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Aikido Club
Location: EER West Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 3.650)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore demos and posters from student researchers. Check out air pollution instruments, videos from live satellites, and in-house UT recycled plastic .
Mercedes-Benz Ewy Rosqvist Matchbox Car Giveaway
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
A display featuring the latest products from Mercedes-Benz along where participants will be able to pick up their Ewy Rosqvist Matchbox car.
Mercedes-Benz No Limits: That’s for Boys, Not for Girls. Says Who?
Location: ECJ 1.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade All
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Join representatives from iconic luxury car company, Mercedes-Benz, for an interactive show that sheds limitations of gender stereotypes and celebrates girls’ unbridled potential. You can be anything you desire when there are NO LIMITS. All students will receive a limited-edition die-cast Matchbox car – a replica of the Mercedes-Benz 220SE driven by record-breaking Ewy Rosqvist, the first female to compete in and win the Argentinian Grand Prix. No Limits is a partnership with the National Girls Collaborative Project and Mattel. Shows are approximately 30 minutes. Shows at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the Creating Chemistry Stage, ECJ 1.202.
Music Visualizer: Be a Laser DJ!
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Women in Physics
Location: RLM 7.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Explore the visualization of sounds as laser patterns. Share song requests or play your own notes and watch as sound, traveling as waves and vibrations, creates an awesome laser light show.
My Own Business Card: The Future Starts with Me
Hosting Organization: Whiz Biz Kids
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Math
Try on business props, fill in the "I am a Future ___" sign for an instant photo, and create a business card to take home.
Whiz Biz Kids is a Girl Day Activity Host
Nanotechnology and your Smart Phone
Location: EER 3.642 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore printed electronics and wearable sensors and learn about how we get the "smart" in our smart phones. Design and print your very own creation through a photolithographic process.
On Target: From Earth to Mars
Location: ASE Lawn (Rain plan location: ASE Lobby)
Audience: Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Follow the engineering design process to modify a cup to carry a a payload down a zip line to its target. Design and test your own target-drop system.
Organ Exploration - Touch, See, Feel
Location: EER East Lawn (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Do you have the heart? Are you a little brainy? Only have eyes for health? Join students from Dell Medical School's Health Leadership Apprentice Program and see, feel, and learn about REAL organs!
Personalized Plating: Electroplate Your Own Charm
Location: RLM 6.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Create and personalize your own electroplated metal charm. Learn how electrical current can transfer and deposit one metal onto another.
Applied Materials - Women's Professional Development Network is a Girl Day Activity Host
Physics Circus
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Physics Circus
Location: RLM 4.102 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
The Physics Circus is a show with fun, often explosive, science demonstrations covering topics including states of matter and electricity. Three ~45 minute shows will take place during Girl Day at 12 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Physics Phun
Location: RLM 4. Ground Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Explore the Phun of Physics through demonstrations and activities.
Popsicle Stick Catapult
Hosting Organization: Intel Corporation
Location: CPE 2.206 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create a popsicle stick catapult to launch fluffy pom-pom balls or ping pong balls. Modify components, reengineer your design, and launch the balls higher or farther.
Intel Corporation is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Popsicle Stick Catapult
Location: EER 2.606 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Creating a catapult using Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and spoons. Test your contraption and see how far you can launch a pom pom.
Power the World with Engineering
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Engineering
Explore a self-contained Tesla Coil, a wireless charging station, and a mini-microgrid. Learn how YOU can power the world around you.
Print-A-Cookie
Location: EER 0.602 Ground Floor Texas Inventionworks (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Print and devour your very own baked goodies using an icing printer. Learn how 3-D printing technology is used in interdisciplinary applications of additive manufacturing.
Project Illuminate
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Computer Science Outreach
Location: EER 0.706 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Join UTCS students on this illuminating activity. Learn to control flashing, color-changing LED lights using a computer and an Arduino board! We'll teach you how to program the lights.
Puff Mobile Challenge & Mercedes-Benz Ewy Rosqvist Matchbox Car Giveaway
Location: EER 0.702 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Use everyday items and your knowledge of wind and cars to create the ultimate racing machine. How far can your car go on one puff of breath? This activity is part of the Mercedes-Benz Ewy Rosqvist Matchbox Car Giveaway.
Radioactive Decay with M&Ms
Hosting Organization: UT Austin American Nuclear Society
Location: ETC Entrance Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore radioactive decay in this interactive demonstration with M&M's. Shake, dump, count and explore half life and nuclear engineering.
RAS Robot Showcase
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Test your robot driving skills. Explore basic robotics concepts and check out demonstrations of autonomous robots.
Ready to Light Up the World - DIY Lamp Creation
Location: EER 1.632 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Build and wire your own take-home table lamp. Learn how to assemble plumbing supplies, strip wire, and wire a metal lamp you can customize however you desire.
Rosendin Electric, Inc. is a Girl Day Activity Host
Rescue Mission
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Engineering
Your challenge is to design a hook, pull the capsule from the water, and carry it to dry land. Inventors and engineers are looking always for ways to make things better and you can be one of them.
Revolution Robotics: Build, Code, Drive A Robot
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Build and drive a Revolution Robotics robot in under 10 minutes and explore story-based learning challenges through a mobile app.
RoboMania
Location: CPE 2.218 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Explore robots with robot programs, sensors, mechanics, and actuators.
National Instruments is a Girl Day Activity Host
Rockin' Roller Coasters
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: EER 1.524 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Spins, loops, and drops! Roller coasters take us on crazy rides with high speeds and adrenaline rushes. Create your own roller coaster to discover what is involved to get from start to finish safely.
Rockin' Stop Light Circuits
Location: EER 1.528 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore electrical engineering, circuit boards, and circuit design by creating a flashing and dancing LED circuit to take home.
Cirrus Logic, Inc. is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Rocking Electricity: Create Your Own Rock Property Sensor
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Location: ETC 2.126 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore how to see with sensors what you cannot see with your eyes. Create a sensor circuit to measure electrical properties of different rocks. Learn how sensors are used in oil and gas field development to get information about conditions deep underground.
Halliburton is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Sand Filter, Bridge, Pump and Solar Panels Demonstration
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how a sand filter, bridge, pump and solar panels interact in a community and try out your own hands-on Arduino programming.
Scientist Self-Portraits
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: ETC 4.120)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Creatively construct a scientist self-portrait to see yourself represented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Secret Messages with Invisible Ink
Location: ECJ 1.222 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the chemistry of invisible ink. Engineer your own invisible ink and use it to write a secret message.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is a Girl Day Activity Host
Semiconductor Manufacturing Experience
Hosting Organization: Women In Technology at Samsung
Location: ETC 2.140 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore the semiconductor manufacturing process with an overview of clean room environment and basic circuit fundamentals.
Women In Technology at Samsung is a Girl Day Activity Host
Simple Concepts in Subsurface Engineering
Location: CPE 2.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science, Engineering
Come play hide and seek with fluids in subsurface! We explain how fluids move, displace each other, and sometimes get trapped in rocks and soil, and what engineers do to get them out.
Sound Sandwiches and the Science of Sound
Location: ETC 2.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about the science behind sound. Engineer and create an instrument out of household materials that will allow you to make music at anytime.
STEM in Space
Location: ASE Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Explore STEM in space. Design a straw rocket to be launched at interstellar targets. Code mBot space rovers to complete mission goals.
STEM of Art: Exploring the Clock Knot
Hosting Organization: UT Landmarks
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade All
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Explore Clock Knot with UT Landmarks. The heroic sculpture Clock Knot exemplifies the power of art to transform public locations. Walking around the work produces constantly changing views, and moving under it offers another experience of the sculpture and its space. The crossed I-beams and circular “knotted” center of Clock Knot suggest a giant clock face with a horizontal “hand” extending to the left. But as one moves around the sculpture, what had been read as a vertical beam shows itself to be one leg of an inverted V-form. Is it a clock or not/knot? Clock Knot is a work of poetry and power. As visitors pass through its space looking at the sky and feeling the exuberant lift of the sculpture, their imaginations will play with its visual and verbal suggestions. Learn more about Clock Knot at https://landmarks.utexas.edu/artwork/clock-knot
STEM of Art: Exploring the Physics & Engineering of Monochrome
Hosting Organization: UT Landmarks
Location: Speedway Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade All
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Explore Monochrome for Austin with UT Landmarks. Swirling on currents of air, the canoes in Monochrome for Austin are removed from their associated landscape and combined in a visually precarious mass, giving the impression that they are suspended in time and space. Learn more about Monochrome for Austin at https://landmarks.utexas.edu/artwork/monochrome-austin
Stomp Rockets
Location: CPE 2.204 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Engineering
Blast off with Girl Scouts. Launch your very own paper stomp rocket as you learn about the basics of rocketry. It's ONLY rocket science, after all.
Super Golf Tower
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Engineer and construct a tower as tall as possible that can support a golf ball. The challenge is to use only 10 sheets of newspaper and 3 feet of masking tape.
Super Straw Planes
Location: ASE Lawn (Rain plan location: ASE Lobby)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Create a straw plane and test your flying abilities. Can your plane make it through the target?
Test and Treat: Create a Tiny Treatment Plant
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: CPE Awning)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create your own tiny water treatment plant. See the steps involved in transforming dirty lake water into clean drinking water. Learn how to be a water treatment engineer.
Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore a mobile museum full of interactive models and electronic games to inspire the next generation of Texas water stewards. Enter a watery world where science and technology merge to encourage critical thinking about our most precious resource.
Texas Inventionworks Open House
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Texas Inventionworks
Location: EER 0.602 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore the two-story, Texas Inventionworks with rooms organized around the engineering design process. Watch demonstrations of equipment used to create a wide array of electronic systems and mechanical devices. See student engineering projects in action.
Texas Spacecraft Laboratory Tour
Location: ASE 3.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Take a tour of the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory to learn about our satellites in space and get to know the engineers behind the scenes. See a satellite model up close, 3D printed models of satellite parts, & experience simulations that drive student work.
Texas Tuition Promise Fund - The State's Prepaid College Plan
Hosting Organization: Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows families to lock in today's prices for tomorrow's tuition & school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges & universities.
The Arctic Ocean: Stirred not Shaken
Location: CPE 2.216 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Make the Arctic Ocean in a glass! Served with ice and salt.
The Great Drill String Challenge
Location: CPE 2.236 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Engineering
Learn about drill string, the pipe that transmits oil to the surface. Create a string to get reservoir fluids (lemonade) to the surface and you may win the drill string challenge.
The Magical Wonders of Concrete
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Learn about the importance of concrete in our modern world. Get to smash and break concrete. Watch an egg get cooked on concrete. Take a concrete souvenir with you home.
The Science of Sound
Location: RLM 5.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Learn about the science of sound. Explore how to engineer sound and protect yourself from it.
Thrill Ride: Roller Coaster Engineering
Location: ECJ 1.204 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design and build simple rollercoasters and race them using marbles. Learn about potential and kinetic energy, height and gravity, friction, and theme park engineering.
TinyHackerHouse Design Challenge 3.0 Design and Build Your Own Future TinyDome
Location: RLM 5.118 & RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Explore 3D models to design and build the latest addition to our futurist community space, a fun Tiny Geodesic Dome.
Transportation: Getting You Where You Want to Go
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering, Math
Be a traffic engineer. Join in a transportation and traffic game and work together to get from the starting point to the final destination.
Understanding Earth's Life History: Create Your Own Fossil
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Earth's life history is complex but exciting. Fossils are one of the main tools scientists use to understand what life was like thousands of years ago. Explore by making your own index fossil.
Understanding Greenhouse Gasses and Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Gulf Coast Carbon Center
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science
In a series of activities using dry ice, coal, and fire, explore the properties of CO2 and greenhouse gases. Learn how to mitigate climate change using carbon capture and sequestration.
UTonomy: Drones That Fly Themselves
Location: ASE 4.118 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Join members of the aerospace engineering research labs to see quadcopter drones in action. Learn about the basics of flight, autonomy, and the world-changing applications of aerial robotics.
Virtual Reality Demonstrations through Games
Hosting Organization: AMD, Inc
Location: EER 1.508 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Learn how computer graphics power the entertainment industry. Look at how AMD processors are used to power movies, gaming and entertainment. Hands-on gaming and virtual reality demonstration.
AMD, Inc is a Girl Day Activity Host
Virtual Reality Remix
Hosting Organization: Latinitas
Location: EER 3.640 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Experience the Virtual Reality (VR) Remix. Pick your favorite location and create a short narrative explaining why it's a location important to you.
Visualizing Atoms with Electron Microscopes
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Texas Materials Institute
Location: EER 0.756 and 0.752 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore the world of atoms, molecules and crystals through interactive demonstrations which include atom model kits, computerized crystal models and state-of-the-art electron microscopes.
Vortex Mobile STEM Scout Lab
Hosting Organization: STEM Scouts
Location: ASE Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
The Vortex has multiple smart TVs, computers, microscopes and a variety of lab equipment for fun, hands-on experiments for all ages.
Water Filtration Fun
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Kumar Research Group
Location: EER East Lawn (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Watch the water clear up right before your very eyes. Shake dirty water clean with flocculation and help us figure out which column packing material will filter out dye from water.
What's the Big Deal about Nano?
Location: EER 3.646 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore the intersection of materials science and nanotechnology! Learn how material properties change at the nanoscale, why this is so cool, and how scientists can see these nano-sized features.
Which Monkey Is it? Be a Primate Detective
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science
Learn to identify different monkey species by what fruit they've eaten. Primate detectives will learn about the ecological roles that monkeys play in tropical rainforests.
WIALD about Aerospace: Straw Rockets
Location: ASE Lawn (Rain plan location: ASE 2.134)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create a straw rocket to fly through the air. Be a part of the countdown to test and launch the straw rockets.
Wildflower Seed Planting
Location: EER East Lawn (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Plant your own wildflower seeds with the UT Farm Stand. Learn about sustainability, composting, gardening, and native plant-life with your very own flower garden planted in a compostable newspaper pot.
Women Scientists: Past, Present and Future ...YOU!
Location: CPE 2.208 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
Explore past and present women scientists and inventors and join in the photobooth for our future scientists.