Girl Day Activities

"Draw a Robot" Design Challenge
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Design (draw) a robot that accomplishes a certain task! The robot can do any task you want it to! The robot can do that task in any way you can imagine, so long as you draw how it works! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

3D Modeling in Medicine
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Join biomedical engineering students for a demonstration on Solidworks using 3D models and how we can use these models for complex problems like blood flow. STEM role models will be leading this demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Abracadabra! Design a Bubble Wand
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Transform a pipe cleaner into a uniquely shaped bubble wand using colorful pipe cleaners and bubble solution (or you can make your own bubble solution using 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of Karo syrup/glycerin, and 4 tablespoons of dishwashing soap). For an extra challenge, try only using one pipe cleaner to transform into a bubble wand! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Anyone Can Create: Design and Drive!
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
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

Join us for a peek into the world of STEM and robotics by making cool gliders, seeing a robot, and learning about the fun of building something new by making things with just what you've got at home! STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration and hands-on activity with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Balloon Racer, Bending Water + More
Hosting Organization: Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Booth Day: Informational - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenges: Get excited about where a college career could take you with these fun and interactive videos and projects!

  • Grow Your Own Avocado Tree
  • Build Your Own Balloon Racer
  • Make Your Own Marshmallow Tower
  • Water Xylophone
  • Homemade Cloud Collector
  • Human Sundial
  • Spaghetti Bridge
  • Bending Water
  • Night Sky Projections

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Be a Digital Storyteller: Create Animations with Scratch
Hosting Organization: Deloitte
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science

Challenge: Storytelling allows individuals to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Storytelling can be a powerful way to lift others up during a challenging time! In this activity, you will learn how to plan and program a digital story with Scratch that shares an uplifting tale, a funny story, or important information to help people. The type of story you want to tell is up to you! Meet Ella the Engineer and join in storytime. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Deloitte is a Girl Day Creator.
Be a Virus Hunter with Abbott
Hosting Organization: Abbott Laboratories
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Join Abbott at Girl Day and be a Virus Hunter:  Explore how scientists and engineers at Abbott are “hunting” and researching viruses/diseases every day. Explore how viruses react when we take preventative measures like washing our hands. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Materials Needed: aluminum foil, double-sided tape that stays sticky when wet, butter, butter knife, small plate, sprinkles (the waxy elongated kind) or cracked pepper, bowl, warm water, paper towel, soap, spoon

Visit the Science Buddies Activity Webpage for materials and instructions. 

 

Abbott Laboratories is a Girl Day Leader.
Bring the Ocean Home and Make Waves in a Bottle
Hosting Organization: 3M
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: In this activity you will bring the ocean home and make waves in a bottle. You will also sharpen your observation skills and find out why some waves are slow, and others are fast.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Build a Basic Battery
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Create a battery to power a small LED bulb!

We use a lot of energy in the form of electricity! Just by looking around the room you're in, you can probably spot several examples of electricity in action. Batteries are a crucial part of energy systems because they are a way to store energy when it isn't being used. 

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Build a Lung Model
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science

Challenge: Learn about how the lungs work using simple materials to build a lung model. 

Whether screaming or laughing, our lungs do a lot during an exciting day at a theme park! In this activity, you'll be building a model of the human lungs and diaphragm using balloons to understand how they work.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Build a Straw Rocket
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Build a Straw Rocket and modify it to fly over greater distances. Get creative with designs and decorations and have fun! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Build an At-Home Catapult
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Construct an at-home catapult that successfully launches a cotton ball. Using your STEM skills and household materials, create a free-standing catapult of your own. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Build Your Ideal City
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Model your ideal city with any materials you have at home. Include at least 5 different parts of a city. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

 

Can a Concrete Canoe Float?
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Join us as we show you our favorite activity - building concrete canoes. Follow along as we share our design process, build techniques, and what it takes to race a concrete canoe during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT.

Can You Turn Milk into Plastic? Let's Experiment and Try!
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Challenge: Can you turn milk into plastic? 

  1. Do you think that milk can be used to create plastic? Why or why not?
  2. What do you think will happen when hot milk and vinegar are mixed?

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Clapping Heart, Electronic Pets & More MakeCode Microbit Coding Challenges
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Clapping Heart, Electronic Pets & More MakeCode Microbit Coding Challenges. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Cloud in a Jar
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Learn about how clouds are formed and how condensation is made. Create your own cloud in a jar or learn from Texas State STEM students as they demonstrate the activity. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. Materials needed to do this at home: water, ice, metal tray, and matches. 

Code in the Cloud
Hosting Organization: findhelp
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Explore how to use your computer's terminal to send messages to a Google Chat room. We'll explain how APIs work and how APIs are used to create or get data for a website. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

findhelp is a Girl Day Innovator.
Code Your Own Video Game
Hosting Organization: Latinitas
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Join Latinitas for this hands-on activity and demonstration to code your own video game or mix an existing game to make it your own on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Conducting Dogs? Electric Money? Take the Circuit Challenge!
Hosting Organization: Intel
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Create a circuit that lights up a lightbulb, switches a lightbulb on and off, and includes a dog or a dollar. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Intel is a Girl Day Innovator.
Construct a Marble Maze Labyrinth
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Left, right, right, dead end! Construct a labyrinth from everyday materials. Explore different physics laws as you design a challenging maze game!

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Create a Circuit on Paper
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Create a working circuit on paper. Use paper, pencil, and a battery to create your circuit and power a LED light. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Create a Pocket Solar System
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create a pocket-sized model that shows the relative distance of the planets in our Solar System. Have fun with fractions as you discover just how much space is in space!

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Create a Video Game with Scratch: Pong Game Challenge
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Computer Science

Challenge: Create a video game where you stop a ball from hitting the ground, like balloon volleyball! The game is over when the ball hits the ground. Use the Pong Game Tutorial on the Scratch website to get creative and create your own game. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Create a Waterflood
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create a waterflood using water, oil, and rocks. Deep in the Earth's crust are pockets full of oil and natural gas called reservoirs. Petroleum engineers figure out how to drill holes called wells to reach the oil and gas so it can come to the surface. Once it's on the surface, we can use it to power cars and the lights in your house. STEM role models will be leading this demonstration and question/answer time with participants on Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. 

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Create Your Own Inflation Station to Blow Up a Balloon
Hosting Organization: 3M
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: In this activity you will create your own inflation station to blow up a balloon.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Create Your Own Nebula
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Learn about how nebulas – huge clouds of gas and dust in space – are formed. Create your own colorful model nebula using paint and a spinner or learn from UT San Antonio STEM students as they demonstrate the activity. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Create Your Own Programming Language
Hosting Organization: NI
Hosting Organization: Thinkery
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Use everyday objects to construct your own symbolic language, basic coding elements, and experiment with the step-by-step process involved in writing and running a program. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

National Instruments is a Girl Day Innovator.
Create Your Own Rollercoaster
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering

Challenge: Create a mini rollercoaster within your own home! Use pool noodles, tape, paper, toothpicks, a marble or other small ball, and your creativity! How long of a roller coaster can you create so that your marble or bouncy ball stays on the track the whole time and makes it to the end? Can you add loops or turns?

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Create Your Own Slime
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Create your own slime and explore the chemistry behind the ooey, gooey, slimy slime with UT Austin chemists. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Design a Lava Lamp
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: Create a lava lamp using oil and water.

To create the lava lamp effect, you will learn how a chemical reaction generates the lava lamp effect. You can use items such as alka-seltzer tablets, oil, water, a glass jar, and a flashlight to design your own custom lava lamp. Items like food coloring and glitter can be used to give your lava lamp a unique touch. At the end, you can shine a flashlight into the lava lamp to fully enjoy watching the colored water and oil! Can you figure out the science behind the lava lamp? Key questions to think about: Why don't the oil and water mix? What happens when you drop in the alka seltzer tablet? Why does the mixture start bubbling? STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Design and Create Your Own Robotic Hand
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Design and create your own robotic hand. Engineers and Doctors have worked together to invent and build machines that have made performing surgery a lot safer and efficient by using robotic hands and machines similar to the one we made today. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Design and Test a Ring Glider
Hosting Organization: Phillips 66
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering

Challenge: Create a ring glider to fly high and far. Explore flight beyond the typical paper airplane.

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Phillips 66 is a Girl Day Innovator.
Design your own Google Logo
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

Challenge: Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo to life using code. Make the letters dance, tell a story, or create a game. You can learn the basics of coding with this activity and learn all about how the professionals do it! 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Discover Waves on a String
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Join the UT Austin Student Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America as we explore how waves propagate and discover the science behind guitar strings, how your ear works, and more! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for "Good Vibration Station: Create a Rubber Band Harmonica" materials and instructions for more STEM fun.

Discovering the Cell and Microscopy
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science

Learn about different types of cells and microscopy and check out cells under a microscope in this interactive demonstration. Participants will be challenged to draw what they see. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

DIY Cantilever with Monochrome for Austin
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Landmarks
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Create your own cantilever.

You can make a sculpture out of almost anything. Artist Nancy Rubins uses everyday things like toasters, hairdryers, and even playground equipment. In Monochrome for Austin, she used canoes and boats. She collaborates with a structural engineer, Jamie Garza, to make the sculptures very strong, even stronger than the buildings around them, even though they look chaotic. Nancy Rubins and Jamie Garza used 70 canoes and small boats to make this sculpture. They are fixed to a support that extends a long way into the ground. 

Make your own mini sculpture at home using the technique.

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DIY Paper Plane Design & Fly
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering, Math

Create your own paper airplane based on a variety of possible designs. Learn which designs work best for different applications and see how far yours can fly! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

DIY Stethoscope
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: “Take a deep breath and let it out.” Doctors say this when they are listening to your lungs and heart with their stethoscope. Explore how this simple device can be used to listen to someone’s heart and take their heart rate!

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

DIY Strawberry DNA Extraction
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Challenge: All living things have DNA inside their cells. How do scientists extract the DNA from cells in order to study it? In this science experiment, you can make your own DNA extraction kit from household chemicals and use it to extract DNA from strawberries.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Texas Instruments is a Girl Day Innovator.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Royal Activities
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Join in for 3 Royal Activities that embody the intersection between creativity and concepts that engineers explore in their education and endeavors:

  1. Women in ECE aren't Binary -- STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 
  2. Princess Mad Libs -- do this one on your own 
  3. Royal Robots -- do this one on your own

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Elephant Toothpaste
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Join chemical engineering students to make elephant toothpaste and learn about chemical reactions that have explosive results. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Emulsion to Propulsion
Hosting Organization: Chevron
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Grab some typical items found in your kitchen to create an example of what crude oil really looks like. Let's shake some stuff up. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

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Chevron is a Girl Day Innovator.
Energy Exploration and Solar-Powered Demos
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Explore the cool solar-powered devices at UT’s Energy Institute and learn about energy with the Longhorn Energy Club. Join in for energy demonstrations and question and answer time with energy engineers and role models during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT.

Engineering and Nature: Create a Rube Goldberg Machine and Take the Bird Nest Challenge​
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: There are two Engineering and Nature challenges we are posing to you today. Our first is constructing a Rube Goldberg Machine using objects in your home. The second challenge asks you to construct a new shelter for a bird species in your area. Both of these tasks require you to use your planning, designing, building, and creative skills. Put your thinking caps on and roll up your sleeves - it's time to start building! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Explore Common Rocks and Minerals
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Exploration: How do geologists use rocks to understand the past? Geology is the science that deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. That means that Geologists study anything that is happening or has happened on Earth and what the Earth is made of. Today we will explore several different kinds of minerals. Minerals are made of elements and have an ordered structure. Minerals are what make up rocks and crystals that we find on Earth's surface. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and resources.

Explore Diffusion with Miss America 2020
Hosting Organization: 3M
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: Race drops of food coloring in a cup of hot water and a cup of cold water. Make a prediction. What might be different about the way the food coloring moves through the cold water and the hot water?

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Explore Hardware and Software and Create Your Own Avatar
Hosting Organization: Meta
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Join STEM role models from Meta for this hands-on activity and demonstration to explore hardware and software and create your own avatar on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Meta is a Girl Day Innovator.
Explore Hyperloop Engineering
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Demonstration: Check out Hyperloop technology during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT.

At Texas Guadaloop, we design, build, and test scaled-down Hyperloop pods, and enter international competitions. Hyperloop is essentially a vacuum tube, designed to transport passengers and cargo. Join us to explore our pod that serves as the base of the Hyperloop system where levitation, propulsion, suspension, electronics, and controlling software make magic happen.

Visit the Activity Webpage for more information about Texas Guadaloop and a video explaining our project.

Explore STEM Careers: Today's Women in STEM
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Explore careers in STEM by learning about six different STEM fields, watching a video from a STEM professional and completing a challenge for each field.  

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Explore Women in Aerospace
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Join in and explore jobs, famous women, and projects in aerospace engineering by learning about the field and talking about the UT Austin Women In Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) weather balloon project. Test your knowledge with fun trivia! STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Extreme Water Challenge: Super Absorbent Polymer
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Just when you think it can't hold any more water, it can! Check out an amazing Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) demonstration and explore BASF products while learning about the science and engineering that brings them to life. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Filters Experiment
Hosting Organization: Chevron
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Explore different filtering techniques for removing debris from water.

In this experiment, we will be trying to remove dirt from water by using different filtering techniques.  What will work best?  Sand, pebbles, just a filter?

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Chevron is a Girl Day Innovator.
Fix Each Other's Crowns
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

We are all real queens. Reclaim your crowns and communities. What goals do you strive to accomplish? How can we work together to amplify our voice and be united? Fix each other's crowns in this hands-on activity with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Foil Boat Challenge
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Design and create a foil boat that can hold as many pennies as possible without sinking. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Freeze and SMASH - Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

Join AMD scientists and engineers as they freeze, smash, and share the science and engineering with a liquid nitrogen demonstration during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT.

Advanced Micro Devices is a Girl Day Innovator.
Freezing Chemistry: Ice Cream in a Bag
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: Create ice cream in a bag and explore frozen chemistry. In order to make your homemade ice cream, your ingredients need to get very cold and actually freeze.  Instead of placing the ingredients for ice cream in the freezer, you mix together salt and ice to make a solution. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Fun with Optics
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Join us to learn about the science of light. You will learn about colors, lenses, and much more. Fun demos include glow-in-the-dark beads and the mystery of the disappearing glass rod. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT.

Visit the Activity Webpage for a video demonstration 

Gumdrop Domes, Marshmallow Towers & More
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Chi Epsilon
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Design and create a dome or tower (or any shape) using only toothpicks and gumdrops or marshmallows! How tall can you make your tower? How strong of a structure can you make? If you shake the table like an earthquake, does it stay standing? If you put a book on top of it, will it withstand the weight? If you press on it from the side, does it hold up or does it topple over? STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Hands-on S-C-I-E-N-C-E with the Science Cheerleaders
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Join the Science Cheerleaders for a hands-on S-C-I-E-N-C-E activity called All About Binary. Select Science Cheerleaders will be leading the hands-on activity while answering questions with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Suggested materials: 

  1. pen & paper
  2. string and two different colored beads (if you’d like to make a necklace) or paper and two different colored markers (to make a design)

Visit the Activity Page for more information and a downloadable Activity Sheet.

Height Challenge: Create a Tower
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Engineer and construct a tower as tall as possible with materials you have at home that can support a golf ball. Can you create a taller or stronger tower to hold a heavier ball or a book or other weight? How tall can you go? STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Suggested Materials: 

  • 10 sheets of newspapers or similar size paper
  • 3 feet of masking tape
  • Golf ball
  • Scissors
  • Meter stick or ruler
Hidden Superhero Show & Tell
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Challenge: Join in a Hidden Superhero Show & Tell with a chemical engineer. Find. Brainstorm. Chat to Show & Tell & Discover Hidden Superheroes.

  1. Find a favorite object - a favorite snack food, drink, book, sports ball, shoe, whatever! 
  2. Brainstorm chemical engineering connections with your object (click on the "Chemical Engineering" tab above to learn more.) What materials or chemicals is it made of? How was it made? What steps do you think were taken to create it, produce it, ship it? Do you think heating or cooling was used to make it? 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Home STEM Scavenger Hunt
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for items that were invented by women. As you find these items, cross them off your bingo card until you win! Reflect on which items were your favorite, how you use them, and why they might have been invented. After you have explored what other women have invented, think about what you might invent for a home. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Hot Cocoa Kitchen Chemistry Challenge
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Take the Hot Cocoa Kitchen Chemistry Challenge

With winter in full swing, nothing beats a cozy mug of something warm and sweet like hot cocoa.

But what if you could learn some kitchen chemistry while you're enjoying a delicious treat?

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Humanitarian Engineering Around the World
Booth Day: Informational - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Explore stories about how engineering can be used to help those in need all over the world. Test your knowledge on our global water crisis and see how you can make a difference! STEM role models will be leading this interactive and informational storytelling adventure with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Inflatable Lungs and Be a Physician for the Day
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Can you help us solve this medical mystery? Come join us and aid doctor's in cracking this case. The fun doesn't stop there! Witness a live demo of how our lungs operate. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Innovating with Food and Fashion: Sugar Scrubs, T-shirt Bags & More
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Pi Sigma Pi
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Food Challenge: Find any food in your kitchen or garden that can be used as something instead of eating. Modify it. Create it. Test it.

Fashion Challenge: Find anything in your closet or home to create some new fashion. Improve the design or repurpose materials to create some new or improved fashion. Or take your fashion and repurpose it into something else usable.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Keep a Cube Challenge
Hosting Organization: DiscoverE
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Design a container that keeps an ice cube from melting for as long as possible.

Identify the Problem:

  • The most critical step of any engineering challenge is to understand the problem you are trying to solve.
  • The problem you are trying to solve is heat transfer. This is when the heat in the air of the room is transferred to the ice cube, causing it to melt.
  • Insulation is any material that reduces heat transfer. Using insulation in the walls of a container allows us to keep hot things hot and cold things cold.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Leakproof Bag, Two Balloons, and Hot Tracks Car Experiments
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Join in one or more hands-on demonstrations and activities with STEM role models on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT.

  • Activity 1: Leakproof Bag Experiment - explore the chemistry behind polymers.
  • Activity 2: Two Balloons Experiment - explore the effects of air pressure
  • Activity 3: Hot Tracks Car Experiment - explore force and motion

Visit the Activity Webpage for more details.

Trane Technologies is a Girl Day Innovator.
Let's Create an Edible Microchip
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: In this experiment, you will create an edible microchip complete with an oxide layer, source, gate, drain, and interconnect using a sugar cookie, frosting, and colored sugar sprinkles. Precision is key! The oxide layer (frosting) needs to be smooth and even on the wafer (cookie) and each layer of metal (sprinkles) should only go where you place the pattern. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Applied Materials - Women's Professional Development Network is a Girl Day Innovator.
Let's Make Pinwheels
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Society of Women Engineers
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create a pinwheel and explore wind energy and wind turbines.

Engineers use their understanding of natural forces to obtain energy from renewable resources such as the sun, wind, rivers, and organic matter. For example, regions with forceful and steady wind are suitable for wind farms. Engineers design wind turbines to produce electricity from the force of the wind. Turbines look like pinwheels with angled blades connected to a gear box, which is connected to a generator. Engineers collect and analyze wind data to continually improve turbine technology and wind farm design.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

LGBTQ+ Engineers in History
Booth Day: Informational - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Math

Explore historical LGBTQ+ engineers, their work, and how they impacted the world! STEM role models will be leading this interactive informational experience with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Make a Mars Rover and Explore the Surface of Mars
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Explore the surface of Mars and design the next rover to land there.

Your challenge is to design the next rover to land on Mars! Begin by exploring the surface of Mars and learn about NASA’s Missions to Mars. Think about what you’d like to discover and the tools it would require. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Make a Seven-Layer Density Dip
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering

Grab a glass and as many different liquids (water, shampoo, oil, glue, and more!) as you can from around your house! We're going to explore how liquids with different densities can separate into different layers and look super cool. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Mathematical Explorations
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Department of Mathematics
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Math

Join the UT Mathematics Department to experience the beauty & joy of mathematics as we explore interactive puzzles & games together. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Math Game, Puzzle, Challenge Websites:

Mind Reading with Math https://mathcommunities.org/mind-reading-with-math/

Mind Reading With Higher Bases https://mathcommunities.org/mind-reading-with-bases/

Don’t Say 13 And Other Nim Games https://mathcommunities.org/dont-say-13/

The Monty Hall Problem https://mathigon.org/course/probability/monty-hall

Graphs in Everyday Life https://mathigon.org/course/graph-theory/applications

Applications of Mathematics https://mathigon.org/applications

Jumping Julia https://www.jrmf.org/activities/jumping-julia

JRMF Puzzles & Games https://www.jrmf.org/activities

Medical Device Match
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Match the medical devices to the description/location on the patient! 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Mobius Strip Making
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Make your own Mobius Strip and learn about the significance of this one-sided surface with STEM role models on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. All you need is a piece of paper and scissors. 

Motion Commotion: Balloon Racer
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Do you enjoy creating new things?  Join Girl Scouts to learn about the physics of movement, friction, and engineering. We will use engineering skills to design and create a balloon racer and track. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Recommended Supplies:

  • 1-2 balloons
  • 3-6ft of string
  • Chip Clip or clothespin
  • Drinking Straw – straight
  • Crafting supplies (googly eyes, markers, stickers)
  • Tape
  • Stopwatch or timer
Myth-busting Explosive Science Experiments
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Challenge: Watch the myth-busting explosive science experiment videos below and follow along with the Experiments Worksheet or experiment questions below each video.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Competition
Booth Day: Informational - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 8
Subject: Computer Science

Explore: A Career in Tech Offers Job Security, High Salaries, and Meaningful Work

8th Graders: Explore the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Competition and get ready to apply next year!

Visit the Informational Webpage for more information.

Oil Spill Clean-Up Activity
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Select various materials and use them to determine their effectiveness at cleaning up a model oil spill. Design an experiment to clean up a model oil spill. Test the plan and evaluate the results.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

One of a Kind Glass Creation: Selected Invention Announced
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology

Girl Day registrants were asked the question: "Do you have an idea for an imaginary invention that can solve a real problem in the world?" A team of scientists and artists will select one idea from Girl Day submissions and spend the day of February 19th bringing this idea to life as an artistic glass sculpture while live-streaming the process. The announcement of the selected invention will take place during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. 

Visit the UT Austin Chemistry Department Glass Shop Live Broadcast from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT to check out demonstrations and live Q&A with UT Austin's glassblowers. A team of scientists and artists will select one idea from submissions from Girl Day registrants and spend the day of February 19th bringing this idea to life as an artistic glass sculpture while live-streaming the process. Check-in throughout the afternoon to see how the creation is coming to life!

Visit the Activity Webpage for more information about the UT Austin Chemistry Department Glass Shop and video demonstrations of amazing glass creations and the process of glass blowing.

Ooey Gooey Oobleck!
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Create Ooey Gooey Oobleck and explore material science.

Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid. It doesn’t behave like a “normal” liquid. It has properties of both a solid and a liquid depending on the amount of stress applied. When stress is applied, the cornstarch and water mixture acts like a solid (your hand can’t go through; you just squish it like play dough). When constant stress is not applied, the mixture acts like a liquid.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Paper Airplane Races
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Pi Sigma Pi
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Create 2 paper airplanes with us and test them to see which one flies better. Explore the engineering and science behind the design and flight. Grab some paper and start creating with us! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Paper Plane Party
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Join our paper airplane party. Learn how to make efficient and interesting paper airplanes using aerodynamics and other engineering principles. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

 

Party Pipeline Adventure and a Chocolate Fountain
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Challenge: Create a party pipeline that delivers a party snack (marble, marshmallow, ball, cheerio, anything, etc.) to the party people (or animals) who are at least 6 feet away. Use paper, toilet paper rolls, tubing, boxes or anything else to create your pipeline. The pipeline must not have more than a 10-inch change in elevation and must incorporate at least 3 changes in direction.

Pipelines and liquid chocolate? Check out the world's tallest chocolate fountain.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Picture This
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Challenge: In this science-based Pictionary game, participants will choose a Science Olympiad topic to learn more about and play a modified game of Pictionary using terms from a given word cloud. Topics include: Meteorology, Reach For The Stars, Machines, Circuit Lab, Elastic Launch Glider, Astronomy, Codebusters, Wright Stuff, Detector Building, and Game On. STEM role models will be leading a game with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Planning South Congress: Less Parking Spaces = More Fun Spaces
Hosting Organization: CapMetro
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Have you ever thought about how different your city would look if everyone traveled by bus, train, or bike? Jump in the brain of a CapMetro Planner and imagine a city built for people instead of cars! STEM role models will be leading this interactive hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Projectile Motion: Let It Fly
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Texas Theta Tau
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Ever wanted to fly out of a cannon?  Create your own cannon or launch device with materials at home and learn how to aim based on factors such as height, angle, and speed. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Protein Bracelet Challenge
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science

Challenge: Demonstrate your understanding of the human body + medicine by making an artistic model of a protein.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

 

Puffmobile: Design and Test Your Very Own Racecar
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create a racecar entirely powered by your breath. Setup a racetrack and race with your family and friends. The winner is the Puffmobile that gets across or reaches the finish line first. Huff and Puff and blow to get your racecar to move. Good luck and have fun!

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Rainbow in a Jar
Hosting Organization: 3M
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Join 3M at Girl Day to Create a Rainbow in a Jar:  Explore how water bends or refracts light. In this activity, explore how refraction through water creates rainbows. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Materials Needed: glass jar, water, white paper, and flashlight or sunshine

Visit 3M's Activity Webpage for materials and instructions. 

Reinvent the Lab Coat
Hosting Organization: Abbott Laboratories
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Reinvent the lab coat - draw it, design it, wear it. Imagine your dream lab coat. Draw your design. Add descriptive words. If you want to sew, go for it!

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Abbott Laboratories is a Girl Day Leader.
S-C-I-E-N-C-E Cheer with the Science Cheerleaders
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math

Join the Science Cheerleaders for a morning demonstration during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT. to learn a science-themed cheer perfect for all ages and skills! 

Science Game Time with Phillips 66
Hosting Organization: Phillips 66
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering

STEM role models will be leading an interactive science-themed game with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. Join in, play, and learn!

Phillips 66 is a Girl Day Innovator.
Science Spy: Create Your Own Invisible Ink and Write Secret Messages
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science

Challenge: You are a secret spy and your task is to send a secret message to a UT Austin Engineering Student Role Model without the message being intercepted. To do this you will write your message in invisible ink! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Scratch Your Heads!
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Society of Women Engineers
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Love video games? Come join UT SWE in making your own mini video game and learn how to start coding with Scratch! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

 

ScribbleBots - Let's Draw the Future!
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science

Create a foam cup robot that scribbles and wiggles and creates followed by a demonstration of a full functioning 18-inch robot! STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration and hands-on activity with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Search and Find the Failure and Trivia Games
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

Failure is fun! Join AMD scientists and engineers for a "search and find" game to find the failures and play some trivia games. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT.

Advanced Micro Devices is a Girl Day Innovator.
Soaring Towers
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create the highest tower you can out of recycled materials you find around your home. As you work on this activity with STEM students, explore which shapes and sizes make good towers! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Solar System Scavenger Hunt
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Math

Which planet is the smallest? And just how big is Jupiter? Explore the size of Solar System objects during this space-themed scavenger hunt … all you need is a ruler! STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Suggested Materials: Ruler

Spaghetti Bridge
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Design and build a bridge that can support a bag of sugar (or something else of similar weight) using spaghetti, rubber bands, and tape.

Many different types of engineers work together to build bridges that span spaces and sometimes reach for the sky: civil engineers do most of the design and construction, but they work with mechanical engineers, material engineerings, and even environmental engineers to design structures that are stable, safe, and sustainable. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Strawberry DNA Extraction
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Challenge: Extract DNA from a strawberry using common household tools! Each student should start with a strawberry and resealable plastic bag. Depending on the age group, other liquids can be added by adults. Use care handling the isopropyl alcohol.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Swirling Milk Color Art
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Challenge: Create Swirling Milk Color Art

Discover how the molecules in milk and soap work with each other in this easy, colorful, swirling experiment. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Tabletop Hovercraft
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Take a trip to the future! Explore the effects of airflow and friction as you engineer a hovercraft to glide across a table.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Take the C++ Flipping Pyramid Coding Challenge
Hosting Organization: Intel
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Create and test code that flips a pyramid in different directions.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Intel is a Girl Day Innovator.
Take the Corgi Vest Design Challenge
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Engineer a Life Vest for a Corgi. Find out how engineers solve problems with the Design Thinking Process. Then, take on a design challenge to engineer a life vest for a corgi!

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Take the Water Tension Challenge
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Experiment: Will adding soap to water increase or decrease the surface tension of water?

By adding a surfactant, a substance that tends to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved (in this case, dish soap) allows the water to move and flow more freely. At Halliburton, we study the effect a surfactant has on surface tension with the chemicals we produce and use. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Halliburton is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Take Travelin' Chip on your #UTGirlDay Adventures
Hosting Organization: Cirrus Logic
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Technology

Activity: Take CHIP, Cirrus Logic’s mascot on your #UTGirlDay adventures.

Cirrus Logic’s mission is to provide innovative, high-performance analog and digital signal processing products that “rock”. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Cirrus Logic is a Girl Day Leader.
Tesla Coil Extravaganza
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering

Live demos with a Tesla Coil, a high voltage device that showcases how electricity can be used remotely. STEM role models will be leading this demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

The Engineering "Magic" of Soil: Girls Dig It!
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Geo-Institute
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering

Uncover the engineering magic of soil with us! These fun hands-on activities will create magic through the use of soil. From learning about earthquakes to flying pencils, join us to learn more! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Suggested Materials: 

  • Pencil, 
  • Sand, rice, or sugar
  • Plastic cylinder or plastic bottle
  • Straw
The Joy of Electronics and Radio Communication
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Amateur Radio Club
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Join the UT Amateur Radio Club at our N5XU radio station for a station tour, demos of long-range (HF) radio transmissions and projects built by members, and chat with us about radio and electronics! STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Thermal Imaging Demo, Engineer Your Own Blinky Lights, and Check Out a PC Build Demo
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

Challenge: Join us as we explore the possibilities of high-performance computing! Meet some of our engineers. See what a motherboard looks like when it turns on. Engineer your own circuit with blinking lights. Learn how to build a gaming computer.

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Advanced Micro Devices is a Girl Day Innovator.
Think Like a Hacker
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Math, Computer Science

Challenge: Use any website to gather information about a couple specific people: Governor Greg Abbott and Julia Lamb, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin. Try and get information such as address, cities/places the've lived before, any available information about relatives, and even more if you can. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Think Like a Scientist
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Science, Computer Science

Challenge: Think Like a Scientist

Scientists study nature to better understand how it works. They use what they learn to create solutions that help people, animals, and the environment.

  1. Part 1: Play “I Spy”
  2. Part 2: Learn about observation and the five senses.
  3. Part 3: Experience how different animals observe the world. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Tin Foil Boat Challenge
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering, Math

Challenge: Create a foil boat that can hold the most pennies without sinking. Redesign your boat and try again to see if you can create a boat to hold even more weight. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Toilet Paper Solar System
Booth Day: Hands On - 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering

Challenge: Create a Toilet Paper Solar System. Even in our own “cosmic neighborhood,” distances in space are so vast that they are difficult to imagine. In this activity, we will build a scale model of the solar system using a roll of toilet paper, any other paper, or wire. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Tour the Quietest Place in Austin
Hosting Organization: Cirrus Logic
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology

Cirrus Logic audio engineers give a tour of our anechoic chamber, a giant vault for sound! We demonstrate sound generation and absorption. Come away with tips for your home audio environment on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Cirrus Logic is a Girl Day Leader.
Turning Your Idea into Reality with Glass: Live
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology

Do you have an idea for an imaginary invention that can solve a real problem in the world? These ideas could be anything from a robot that cures Covid to a rocket that is powered by garbage to any invention that makes our world safer, healthier, and happier.

Submit a drawing or a few sentences describing your invention to AKENNEDY@cm.utexas.edu by Sunday, February 13th. Please include the student's first name, grade, school, city. Please be sure that any attachment, drawing, or hand-written submissions do not include any identifying information beyond first name and grade so we may protect student privacy.

A team of scientists and artists will select one idea from Girl Day submissions and spend the day of February 19th bringing this idea to life as an artistic glass sculpture while live-streaming the process.

The announcement of the selected invention will take place during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. All invention submissions will be featured on the Girl Day website.

Visit the UT Austin Chemistry Department Glass Shop Live Broadcast from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT to check out progress on the invention creation as it comes to life.

Visit the Activity Webpage for more information about the UT Austin Chemistry Department Glass Shop and video demonstrations of amazing glass creations and the process of glass blowing.

Virtual Planetarium Show
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Join us for a virtual planetarium show! We'll take you on a tour of the stars, constellations, planets, and other objects visible from the Austin night sky during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT.

Virtual Planetarium Show and Star Finding Chart
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science

Join us for a virtual planetarium show! We'll take you on a tour of the stars, constellations, planets, and other objects visible from the Austin night sky. Create your own Star Finder chart and see how many constellations you can identify in the sky tonight. Check out the Activity Webpage for a complete demonstration of how to build and use the star finding chart. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Virus Hunting with Abbott
Hosting Organization: Abbott Laboratories
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Join Abbott scientists and engineers at Girl Day and be a Virus Hunter:  Scientists and engineers at Abbott demonstrate how they are “hunting” and researching viruses/diseases every day. The more we know about these diseases, the better we can anticipate, prepare, test, and treat manage them. Get a preview of the afternoon's hands-on activity (1:30 - 4 p.m. CT) and ask questions to Abbott STEM role models during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT.

Abbott Laboratories is a Girl Day Leader.
Water Filtration Fun
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Kumar Research Group
Booth Day: On-Your-Own Girl Day Activity
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering

Challenge: Use household materials to create a water filter that can clean your dirty water the best.

Water filtration is an important part of every community. Sometimes we take it for granted that we can turn on the faucet and clean, drinkable water comes out. But before it gets to you, several scientists and engineers worked to make it clean. 

Visit the Activity Webpage for materials and instructions.

Water Filtration Fun with Moringa
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Kumar Research Group
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering

Watch the water clear up right before your very eyes. Help us figure out how to make a column that can filter out dye from water using our Moringa seeds. STEM role models will be leading this hands-on activity and demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

We Create Chemistry: Get to Know BASF
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Get to know Girl Day Presenting Partner BASF during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT.

BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner.
Welcome from the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Join Dr. Julia Clarke, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, for a special Girl Day welcome from the Jackson School. 

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience communities with almost 5,000 alumni, 413 graduate and undergraduate students, 54 faculty, 90 research scientists, 110 research staff and postdoctoral scientists, and 140 support staff, as of 2018.

Julia Clarke is John A. Wilson Professor in Vertebrate Paleontology in the Jackson School of Geosciences and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Her research focuses on using phylogenetic methods and diverse data types to gain insight into the evolution of birds, avian flight, and the co-option of the flight stroke for underwater diving. She is particularly interested in understanding shared patterns and potential causal factors in the evolution of living bird lineages. Recently, her work is focused on unraveling the origin and evolution of the avian vocal organ.

What's This Made Of? Get to Know Halliburton
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Booth Day: Demonstration - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science

Get to know Girl Day Presenting Partner Halliburton during the Girl Day Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services for the ever-evolving needs of the energy industry. Play the "what is this made of" game with Halliburton and get to know the ingredients that come together to make various items you may find in your home.

Halliburton is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Whoosh Bottle - Rocket Demo
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering

Join rocket engineers as they explore the science and engineering that make rockets launch while joining in on a "whoosh bottle" demonstration that is out of this world. STEM role models will be leading this interactive demonstration with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT. 

Women of the World of Super Computing
Booth Day: Demonstration - 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT, 2/19/22
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

Hear the stories and experiences of women who work in a world-class supercomputing center and learn how technology is making our communities better. STEM role models will be leading interactive conversations with participants on Gatherly from 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT.