Girl Day Activities

#GirlBoss: Design Your Dream House or Pitch Your Putty!
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) East Entrance Under Tent)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Be your own boss! Architect dream homes of the future or make your own silly putty and learn how to pitch your fabulous new product to potential buyers.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
3, 2, 1, Liftoff!
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Auditorium Foyer - Outside Under Awning)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, 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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.504 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Austin in Virtual Reality
Hosting Organization: City of Austin
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 7.104 (Rain plan location: Same)
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
Explore how virtual reality is shaping our Austin in this demonstration on how the city is using virtual reality to help improve our environment.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Austin Spurs - STEM Fair at Girl Scout Night
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Entrance)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Learn about the Girl Scout Night and STEM Fair at an upcoming Austin Spurs game.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Automation Station
Hosting Organization: Emerson
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.824, 0.825 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Emerson Automation Solutions develops automation software to streamline manufacturing processes in a variety of industries. Visit us for hands-on demos with engineers that teach kids how virtual reality, engineering, and programming can make the world work more effectively.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Emerson is a Girl Day Room Host
Back to the Future: Engineering Hover Crafts
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Balloon Car Race Challenge
Hosting Organization: Intel
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.204 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Turn everyday household items into balloon cars and challenge each other to a race to the finish line
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Intel is a Girl Day Building Host
Bats, Bees & Butterflies: Pollination Station
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 2nd Floor Hallway (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Beyond Post-its
Hosting Organization: 3M Company
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.308 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
3M Company is a Girl Day Room Host
Binary Bracelets
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.122 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Computer Science
Make a personal bracelet using binary computer code. Learn what Women in Computer Science does to promote diversity and inclusion in tech.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Boat Race Engineering Challenge
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Tent)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Bubble Shapes: Create a Bubble Wand
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.208 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Building Blocks: Skyscraper Challenge
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza Under Tent)
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 wooden blocks to see how high you can make the structure.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Bunny Copters - Paper Helicopters
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.206 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Use your engineering skills to invent a bunny copter that twirls in the air! How long can you keep it flying?
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Butterflies and the Ecocystem
Hosting Organization: Lady Papillons International, Inc.
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Awning)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science
Explore the wonders of butterflies in this demonstration of how butterflies help the ecosystem.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Can You Handle the Pressure?
Hosting Organization: YPW Camps
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.210 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Move a platform lifter, excavator, robot arm without using any type of electricity. Challenge your friends to see whose machine can finish the mission.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Can You Withstand the Quicksand?
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning) (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Have fun making your own quicksand and explore the science behind how it works. Learn about the molecular interactions that make the cool quicksand scenes in movies possible.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Catapult the Goldfish
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.322 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Catapultimate Challenge
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 2nd Floor Hallway (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Central Texas Discover Engineering Information Table
Location: Robert Lee More Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
The Central Texas Discover Engineering Steering Committee’s mission is to excite Central Texas K-12 students to pursue careers in math, science and engineering through in-class, hands-on engineering activities and collaborative, volunteer-driven initiatives of the engineering and education communities. Learn how you can get connected to volunteers or to STEM classrooms!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Chemical Engineering Demonstrations
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Awning)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Join members of the GLC for chemical engineering and science demonstrations. Experience liquid nitrogen marshmallows, make slime, design colorful surface tension, and test pH with red cabbage juice!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Circuit Block Exploration
Hosting Organization: Thinkery
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.132 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Circuits Circus
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.116 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Join the Circuits Circus and explore electricity and circuits with Makey Makeys and LEGOs.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Code Your Name
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.114 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Coding can be creative! Using binary code, you can create a cool keychain, bracelet, or necklace!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Dell Technologies is a Girl Day Room Host
Concrete Explosions, Concrete Egg Cooking & More Magical Wonders of Concrete
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Come learn the difference between cement and concrete, watch an egg get cooked on concrete and get to leave with a concrete trinket of your own.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Cosmetic Engineering: Manufacturing Lipgloss
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 7.116 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore manufacturing engineering and the engineering of additives, mixtures and mixing. Create your own lipgloss through a highly efficient cosmetic engineering manufacturing process.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Building Host
Creating Catapults
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Be a scientist by designing, building, and testing your catapult with the Children's Research Center!
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Creating Chemistry Stage
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn, Creating Chemistry Stage (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 4.102)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Join BASF and a variety of chemistry-focused demonstrations and shows throughout the day.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
BASF Corporation is the Girl Day Creating Chemistry Stage Sponsor.
Cupcake Coring
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.312 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore our earth, geology and petroleum engineering through an interactive, sticky and yummy cupcake coring activity.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Chevron is a Girl Day Room Host
Dancing Polymers
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore dancing polymers that change and move to music. One second, it's a liquid. The next second, it's a solid. It's all about the moves.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Design It Yourself Arcade
Hosting Organization: 4-H CAPITAL
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
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!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Design, Create & Build Bridges
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.124 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Get creative and be a bridge engineer. Using toothpicks and marshmallows, design and construct bridges capable of spanning a pair of abutments and of holding a load.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Designing Astronaut Tools for Space Walks
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Space Bevos Research Group
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 2nd Floor Entrance)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Aerospace engineering students in the Space Bevos Research Group will demonstrate their design for a tool for astronauts to use during space walks. Some visitors will be able to participate and try the tool themselves.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Disappearing Objects: Fun with Optics
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.304 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Discover Astronomy
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Discover astronomy through solar telescope viewing (weather permitting), UV bead bracelet making, star finder chart construction, a comet demonstration, and mini-spectroscope making.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Disease Detectives
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Earn your disease detective badge. Help us identify different bacteria, viruses, and parasites and learn about proper hand washing.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Driving Robots
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Drone Zone
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (under awning))
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Learn what drones are used for, the basics of drone flight, and all about drone-related careers. Practice your flying skills with our quadcopter drone testing station.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Earthquake Towers
Hosting Organization: Fluor
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.314 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering
Explore civil engineering and learn how engineers protect against natural disasters. Engineer and create a tower to withstand the shaking and shifting earthquake tower table.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Fluor is a Girl Day Room Host
ElectroMagnetism: An Intro into the Wonderful World of Electricity and Magnets
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn about electromagnets and how to make them. Wrap a wire around a nail and pass a current through the wire to explore electromagnetism. How many paperclips can you pick up?
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Energy Shaping Our World
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore how the oil and gas industry is shaping our world -- from powering factories to keeping transportation going. Engineers from Pioneer Natural Resources will be on-hand to talk about how operators develop natural resources sustainably, protecting communities and preserving the environment.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Pioneer Natural Resources is a Girl Day Activity Host.
Engineer Your Way Into Space: Design A Successful Thrust Structure!
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.806)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design and create a thrust structure to solve a real-world NASA problem with rocket launches. Get creative, think outside of the rocket box, and test your designs. Lauch away!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Engineering for Fun
Hosting Organization: UT Austin UTeach Outreach
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.708 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, 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!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Engineering Principles in Paper Airplanes
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
Learn how to design paper airplanes to fly in all kinds of crazy ways. Create paper airplanes and explore how small alterations in the construction can make a large impact on the how far and what direction the plane flies. It's all about fluid dynamics!
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Engineers Improve the World
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Learn about projects that Engineers Without Borders Greater Austin Chapter has worked on through hands-on activities such as building a water filter, devices for water quality, and solar panels!
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Everyday Science in Transportation
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 2nd Floor Entrance (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Traffic everywhere. Stop. Go. How can you fix our mobility challenges? Explore everyday science in transportation and get us all moving.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Exploring a Culture of Innovation
Hosting Organization: Cirrus Logic
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Entrance (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Technology, Engineering
From voice capture to playback, Cirrus Logic's engineers develop cutting-edge audio/voice IC products across the audio signal chain for mobile communications, consumer audio & smart home applications.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Cirrus Logic is a Girl Day Building Host
Exploring Energy with Water Wheels, Handcranks, Solar Toys and More
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Entrance (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Exploring energy through hands-on demonstrations of water wheels, handcranks, solar toys and more. Learn about the engineering behind the energy toys and the energy research being done to make our world a better place.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Exploring Materials - Thin Films
Hosting Organization: UT Austin INC Lab
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Entry Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 2nd Floor Entrance)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn how nanoscale thin films can create beautiful optical effects by creating a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Extreme Water Challenge: Super Absorbent Polymer
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn, Creating Chemistry Stage (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) East Entrance Outside Under Awning)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Just when you think it can't hold any more water, it can! Check out this amazing Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) demonstration.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
BASF Corporation is the Girl Day Creating Chemistry Stage Sponsor.
Frozen Chemistry Show
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn - Creating Chemistry Stage (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 4.102)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade All
Subject: Science, Engineering
Join students from the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) for an exciting show of frozen chemistry, chemical engineering, and other demonstrations. Explore the states of matter and how temperature affects the properties. Learn about shear thinning and thickening fluids and be wowed by the chilling effect of liquid nitrogen. Shows at 12:30 amd 1:30 p.m.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Fruit Power
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.136 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the magic of electricity and create fruity circuits. What fruits can you use to power up?
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development is a Girl Day Room Host
Fun with Chemistry
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Lawn, Creating Chemistry Stage (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 4.102)
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. Kate Biberdorf and volunteers from the audience. 30 minute shows at 3 and 4.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Future Technologies Stage
Hosting Organization: BAE Systems
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza, Future Technologies Stage (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Join BAE Systems and a variety of STEM-focused demonstrations and shows throughout the day.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
BAE Systems is the Girl Day Future Technologies Stage Sponsor.
Future Technologies with BAE Systems
Hosting Organization: BAE Systems
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore future technologies with BAE Systems. Check out demonstrations and hear how BAE Systems engineers are making our world a better place.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Game Play - Your Own Way
Hosting Organization: Science Mill
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) East Entrance Under Tent)
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 the Engineering Design Process with Magformer building & Makey Makey. "Jump" for Mario & "Dance" your way into a gaming revolution at the Science Mill's Makey Your Own Controller activity.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Garden in a Glove and Water Cycle in a Bag
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Entry Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Entry Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Make your very own garden by using a glove to sprout 5 different seeds of your choice. Learn about the importance of the water cycle and how it works so that you and your garden can have water.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Get Your Brain STEM Stimulated: Hands-on Computer Science & Engineering
Hosting Organization: Hello World
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.306 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Girl Scouts CAN Drive Robots: Can You?
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Test your skills at interactive robot driving and throwing balls. Hands on driving...1 -FRC, 3-Vex, 5-EV3 robots.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Information
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Entry Hallway)
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 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Girlstart: Girls in STEM Conference, Starry Nights, Camps and More!
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1st Floor Landing)
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
Girlstart's mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM 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.  
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Glowing Dough Creatures
Hosting Organization: For Engineering the Mind
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Auditorium Foyer)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: 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!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Google Expeditions (Virtual Reality)
Hosting Organization: Google Fiber
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.808)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Computer Science
Come check out Google Expeditions, a virtual reality field trip designed for kids to be able to enjoy and learn about hundreds of different places around the world.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Google Fiber is a Girl Day Activity Host
Gumdrop Dome
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.220 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
H2fromH2O: Solar Fuels via Water Splitting
Hosting Organization: UT Austin H2 from H2O
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Check out a hands on water splitting experiment with solar panels and hydrogen powered cars and other fun chemical reaction demonstrations.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Heat Check Yourself: Thermal Imaging in Real TIme
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Mid-IR Photonics Group
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.140 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Hot and cold. Check out your thermal image with a thermal imaging camera and see how it changes in different conditions.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Heavy Loads: How Much Weight Can Your Bridge Design Hold?
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.202 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design, create and test a bridge with students from the National Society of Black Engineers. How much weight will your bridge hold? Redesign, test again, and see if it can hold even more and add to the bridge engineering accomplishment board.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Halliburton is the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Lead Partner
Helping Hands: Engineering Prosthetics
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.204 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
How Does a Telescope Work?
Hosting Organization: Austin Astronomical Society
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Tent)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Jello-Fracking
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 7.112 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about hydraulic fracturing with a demonstration using Jell-O, a straw as a well bore, and frosting.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Just Keep Motoring
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Eta Kappa Nu
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.508 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: 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
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Keep Your Boat Afloat
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning))
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Learn How to Compose Music with a Banana, Play-Doh and a Makey Makey!
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Ground Floor (4th Floor) Hall (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
LED Light Up Butterflies
Hosting Organization: IBM
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.516 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Explore electrical engineering, circuits, LEDs, and switches and create a light-up butterfly.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
IBM is a Girl Day Room Host
LEGO Structure Architectural Engineering Design
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza Under Tent)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Let's Connect the World
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Auditorium Foyer)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Create a circuit to light up an LED. Connect the wires, attach to a circuit board and light it up while also checking out a circuit demonstration that turns on a fan.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Life-Size Operation and Medical Trivia
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.126 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Think you have what it takes to be a surgeon? Come test it out with our life-size operation game, or compete in a fun game of medical jeopardy!
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Plasma Physics
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Women in Physics
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Awning)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Learn about the different states of matter, explore plasma and fusion, and enjoy the physics of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Demonstrations every 30 minutes.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Longhorn MakerStudio Tours and Open House
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Longhorn Maker Studio
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Maker Studio (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Explore the 2-story Longhorn MakerStudio with rooms organized around the engineering design process. Check out demonstrations of equipment for creating a wide array of electronics systems and mechanical devices. See student engineering projects in action.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Longhorn Racing: Engineering for Speed
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot Under Tent)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Learn about the engineering that goes into the cars designed, built, and raced against other universities from around the world during Formula SAE, the largest intercollegiate student design competition in the world.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Make Your Own Gummy: Gummies as Materials and Medicines
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Ghosh Lab
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.130)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Make your own gummy. Explore the materials and properties of making gummies and learn how they can be used in medicine.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Medieval Engineering: The Trebuchet
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (under awning))
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: 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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Nanotechnology and your Smart Phone
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 3.646 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Nuclear Chain Reaction: Ping Pong Mousetrap Mania
Hosting Organization: UT Austin American Nuclear Society
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.108 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the intricacies of a nuclear fission chain reaction in a mouse trap mania demonstration. Be a Nuclear Reactor Engineer and explore reactor engineering with a hands-on LEGO nuclear reactor.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Parachute Parade: Safely Parachute A Pet
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design a parachute to give a toy figure a safe landing with this SciGirls engineering activity.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Personalized Plating: Electroplate Your Own Charm
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 6.112 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Create and personalize your own electroplated metal charm. Learn how electrical current can transfer and deposit one metal onto another.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Women's Professional Development Network within Applied Materials Austin is a Girl Day Room Host
Petal-Flower-STEM: An IdeaThon
Hosting Organization: Experimental Civics
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.104 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Earn your Civic Champion badge with the "ideas are like seeds" activity. Learn about ideation and submit one idea of how to improve your community on themed-posters around the room. Grab a seed of your choice to make the promise to grow your idea in the future.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Physics Circus
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Physics Circus
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza, Future Technologies Stage (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium, Future Technologies Stage)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
The Physics Circus is a show with fun, often explosive, science demonstrations covering topics including states of matter and electricity. Three ~60 minute shows will take place during Girl Day at 12, 1:15 and 2:30 p.m.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Physics Phun
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Ground Floor (4th Floor) Hall (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Explore the Phun of Physics through demonstrations and activities.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Popsicle Stick Catapults
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.316 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create your own catapult and explore the science and engineering behind launching things high and far.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Potato Clock!
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.518 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore circuits and engineering design. Engineer a digital clock using potatoes.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Power the World with Engineering
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 2nd Floor Entrance (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Print-A-Cookie
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.602E Ground Floor Maker Studio (Rain plan location: Same)
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. 
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Project Illuminate
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.706 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, 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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Puff Mobile
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 0.702 (Rain plan location: Same)
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 Girl Day STEM Festival.
Puff Mobile
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.102 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: 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 Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Rescue Mission
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
RoboMania
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.218 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Explore robots with robot programs, sensors, mechanics, and actuators.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
National Instruments is a Girl Day Room Host
Rocket Powered Ski Lift
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 7.124 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Design and create an air-powered rocket that propels a carrier of passengers up a ski lift. How high up the mountain can your skiers climb?
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Phillips 66 is a Girl Day Room Host
Rockin' Roller Coasters
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.522, 1.524 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Rube Goldberg Machine: 20 or More Steps to Pour a Bowl of Cereal
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.214 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Artist Rube Goldberg drew cartoons of crazy, complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in convoluted ways. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) entry in the school's 2016 Rube Goldberg Contest pours a bowl of cereal using more than 20 steps.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Science in the Movies
Hosting Organization: Stunt Ranch
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza, Future Technologies Stage (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium, Future Technologies Stage)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Science in the Movies is a live presentation that reveals the exciting ways science is used to create movie stunts and special effects. During a thrilling one hour assembly, Steve Wolf's team performs six stunts and effects that teach over 100 essential science and safety concepts.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Screaming String Thing: What a Racket!
Hosting Organization: KLRU-TV
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.212 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Engineering
Turn an ordinary cup and string into a screeching, squawking sound machine! You will be constructing your cup, making some noise, and predicting after you test and observe your machine.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Secrets in Skulls
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 2nd Floor Entrance (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Mammal skulls hold all kinds of secrets. Discover how the shapes, sizes and arrangements of skull bones and teeth tell us about a mammal's senses, diet and behavior. See and touch real skulls.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Show and Tell: SuperIntelligence at HomeAway
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.112 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Explore an immersive VR (virtual reality) experience of properties listed on HomeAway. Play a game of Image Classification to see how technology could be used to understand the content of an image. Code a Text-to-Speech program using Python.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
HomeAway is a Girl Day Room Host
Simple Concepts in Subsurface Engineering
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.202 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Slimy Slime Stuff
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
It oozes and flows but doesn't stick to your skin. Sometimes it acts like a liquid. Sometimes it acts like a sold. Engineer your own slimy slime stuff and explore the science of polymers.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Sound All Around Us: Go Inside a Soundless Room
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) Plaza (Rain plan location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 2nd Floor Hallway)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Did you hear that? Explore elements of sound through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Discover what you can hear in the quietest room at UT.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Sound Sandwiches and the Science of Sound
Location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 2.114 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Learn about the science behind sound. Engineer and create an instrument out of household materials that will allow you to make music at anytime.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Static Void Robotics Demonstration
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Watch Static Void's robot in action! You can hear first hand about participating First Technical Challenge and even drive our robot.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Stony Point High School's Solar Car Team
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot Under Tent)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Check out the street legal, national award winning Solar Car built completely by high school students. Explore the engineering and science behind the design.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Subsea Remotely Operated Vehicle Pilot for a Day
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
SEATIGER is an interactive exhibit comprised of a mobile 1500 gallon water tank mounted on a trailer accompanied by a miniature Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Try piloting the underwater robot through a simulated subsea oil and gas field.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Super Golf Tower
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.222 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Wheeler is a Girl Day Room Host
Super Sand Stratigraphy
Hosting Organization: Austin Women in Oil and Gas
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Engineering
Create your own view of our earth. Fill small containers with colored sand to represent stratigraphic levels and learn about oil and gas in Texas.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Super Straw Planes
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Auditorium Foyer)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Create a straw plane and test your flying abilities. Can your plane make it through the target?
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Surrounded by Materials: Fruit Batteries, Cloud in a Bottle and More
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore how materials engineering has impacted our lives through hands-on demonstrations and how new materials are making our world a better place. Check out demos such as Fruit Batteries, Cloud in a Bottle and more.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Tasty Toothpick Tower Challenge
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Entry Plaza (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) West Entry Plaza (under awning))
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore engineering design and apply your construction skills. Create a tall tower or bridge out of toothpicks, marshmallows or gumdrops to support a load without collapsing.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Same)
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
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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
The Adventure Tree
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.120 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Create your own company and choose your own adventure as we navigate the worlds of finance and analytics and and marketing with decision trees. Make the right decisions to take your company to the top.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
The Wheels are Turning
Hosting Organization: Texas Instruments
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.814, 1.816, 1.818, 1.820 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Math
Come experience motion in math, science and coding. Create your own program that sets wheels in motion and explore coding, computer science and robotics.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Texas Instruments is the Girl Day STEM Festival Lead Partner
Thrill Ride: Roller Coaster Engineering
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.318 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: 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.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Tinyhouse Design Challenge
Hosting Organization: HACKSTARZ
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 5.118 and Plaza (Rain plan location: Same)
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
Get creative and design a tinyhouse living space of the future using any current technologies.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Transportation: Getting You Where You Want to Go
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.214 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Join UT Austin Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education, Institute of Transportation Engineers and Women's Transportation Seminar students to discover how to managing traffic signals and keep traffic flowing safely. Try to get all the traffic through an intersection accident free and before time runs out.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Twirling in the Breeze: Windmill Engineering
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 7.114 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a device to measure how fast the wind is blowing in this PBS SciGirls engineering activity.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
ExxonMobil is a Girl Day Room Host
Understanding Earth's Life History: Create Your Own Fossil
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Awning)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Viperbots 6209 Venom
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Check out the Vandegrift High School Viperbots 6209 Venom robot and the challenges we've engineered it to tackle. Learn how you can get involved with FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Virtual Reality Coding and Exploring Neuroscience with Physics
Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 1.324 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
Build your own virtual reality! Use HTML to code VR experiences that can be accessed via desktop, smartphone, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Next come in enjoy a hands on Neuroscience experiment!
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Virtual Reality Demonstrations through Games
Hosting Organization: AMD
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 1.528 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: 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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Advanced Micro Devices is a Girl Day Room Host
Vortex Mobile STEM Scout Lab
Hosting Organization: STEM Scouts
Location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot (Rain plan location: Speedway Garage (SWG) Parking Lot Under Tent)
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 Vortex has multiple smart TVs, computers, microscopes and a variety of lab equipment for fun, hands-on experiments for all ages.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Wakey, Wakey, Makey, Makey!
Location: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) 2.216 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Technology
Did you know you can control a computer with a banana? Check out this hands-on demo using a Makey Makey and learn the basics of how electricity is conducted.
This activity is part of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
What is in my cellphone? TV? tablet?........... Semiconductor!
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 6.104 (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
In this activity we will be showing the students how microchips are created at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. Introducing the clean room environment and letting them explore manufacturing process.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Women in Technology at Samsung is a Girl Day Room Host
What's the Big Deal about Nano?
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) 3.640, 3.642 (Rain plan location: Same)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Which Monkey Is it? Be a Primate Detective
Location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza (Rain plan location: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) Plaza Under Awning)
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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
WIALD about Aerospace: Straw Rockets
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) East Lawn (Rain plan location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Auditorium Foyer)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, 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.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.
Write Your First Lines of Code
Hosting Organization: Kiwi Compute
Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) Ground Floor Atrium (Rain plan location: Same)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Write your first lines of code in the programming language Python. Kiwi teachers will work with students, showing how easy it is to code. No experience needed.
This activity is part of Girl Day STEM Festival.