Girl Day Activities

#FIRSTLikeAGirl STEMinist in Training
Hosting Organization: FIRST in Texas
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Learn about our social media movement to encourage girls in STEM and FIRST. Learn how to share your story to empower women and girls who need role models who they identify with and are inspired by.
3, 2, 1, Liftoff!
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
The LRA will display several rockets and parts from past and current projects. Additionally, the LRA will allow participants to operate a bottle-rocket launcher to demonstrate basic flight principles.
3D-Printed Jewelry and Accessories
Location: EER 1st Floor MakerStudio (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Use 3D printed pieces to design an item of jewelry or an accessory. Use CAD software to create personalized pieces and explore 3D engineering design.
ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Location: EER 1.504 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Experience amazing demonstrations while exploring the traveling hands-on science program from Austin Community College's Physics program. Exhibits include explorations in light, magnetism, air pressure, waves and sound, and electricity.
AFS Intercultural Programs and the BP Global STEM Academy
Hosting Organization: AFS Intercultural Programs
Location: RLM 4. Ground Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
AFS and BP have partnered to create the BP Global STEM Academies to help you develop the knowledge, critical STEM skills, and intercultural understanding. Join us to learn more about our programs.
All the Things You Can Be as a ChemE
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER West Entryway)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the exciting space between chemistry and engineering through strawberry DNA extraction, color changing reaction kinetics, and bubbles from dry ice sublimation.
Applying Toothpaste to a Toothbrush in 20 Steps or More - A Rube Goldberg Machine in Action
Location: ETC 6th Floor Woodshop (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Artist Rube Goldberg drew cartoons of crazy, complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in convoluted ways. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) entry this year's Rube Goldberg Contest applies toothpaste to a toothbrush using more than 20 steps.
Austin in Virtual Reality
Location: RLM 7.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Explore how virtual reality is shaping our Austin in this demonstration on how the city is using virtual reality to help improve our environment.
Back to the Future: Engineering Hover Crafts
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Use your imagination to create a hover craft and test it along magnetic tracks. Explore the science and engineering of hover crafts and our future.
Bats, Bees & Butterflies: Pollination Station
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Discover what pollinators do and why they are important for our environment. Use your creativity to create a flower that attracts certain pollinators.
Beading in Binary
Hosting Organization: Dell
Location: RLM 5.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Get creative with coding. Using binary code, create a cool key chain, bracelet, or necklace.
Dell is a Girl Day Activity Host
Become a Girl Who Codes
Hosting Organization: Girls Who Code
Location: EER 1st Floor Landing (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Come learn more about Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to bring gender equity to the tech world. Join your friends to build a GWC club, learn coding, and create your own projects with us.
Bevo's Favorite App
Location: ETC 2.102 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Math
Create a plan to launch your app idea. Make a series of finance, marketing and technology decisions. Test your choices and evaluate the outcomes to create a favorite app for Bevo.
Beyond Post-its
Hosting Organization: 3M Company
Location: ECJ 1.308 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
3M is Science Applied to Life. 3M uses a wide variety of technologies in our diverse product lines. Join us for a sneak peek into what scientists do to create new products.
3M Company is a Girl Day Activity Host
Boat Race Engineering Challenge
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design your own boat out of limited materials and float it down a raceway using only your breath for power.
Bubble Shapes: Create a Bubble Wand
Location: CPE 2.214 / CPE East Entrance (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Engineering
Use your creativity to create an amazing bubble wand of your own design. Put your wand creation to the test and blow bubbles.
Build a Catapult
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 0. Ground Floor South Entrance Covered Walkway)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering
Explore and enhance your engineering skills and learn how to design, create and build a catapult to launch marshmallows across a room.
Build-a-Bot: Scribble Bots & FIRST Robotics
Location: EER 0.806 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Build a drawing robot and learn about the electrifying world of circuits, the basics of hardware, and all about our robot.
Building and Driving with ViperBots
Location: EER 0.806 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Check out the Vandegrift High School Viperbots 6209 Venom's robot and see how its been engineered to tackle exciting challenges. Learn about FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and how to get involved.
Bunny Copters - Paper Helicopters
Location: CPE 2.208 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Engineering
Use your engineering skills to invent a bunny copter that twirls in the air! How long can you keep it flying?
Butterflies and the Ecosystem
Hosting Organization: Lady Papillons International, Inc.
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
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.
Can You Handle the Pressure?
Hosting Organization: YPW Camps
Location: CPE 2.210 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
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.
Catapult the Goldfish
Location: ECJ 1.322 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a catapult using rubber bands, craft sticks and spoons. Test it to see if you can land your fish in the target fishbowl.
Catapultimate Challenge
Location: ETC 2.140 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering
Join students from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the catapultimate challenge. Apply your engineering design skills and create a wooden catapult to launch pom pom balls.
Circuit Block Exploration
Hosting Organization: Thinkery
Location: ETC 2.132 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Let your curiosity lead you as you explore your inner electrical engineer. Connect wires to light up lightbulbs, make motors spin, turn on a buzzer, and more.
Circuit Crafts and AR Elements
Hosting Organization: TEL
Location: EER 2.850 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
Step into a creative world, and join us for a hands-on activity to explore and learn about the exciting role of semiconductors in today's technology. Watch and explore 118 elements come to life while using TEL's free AR Periodic Table app.
TEL is a Girl Day Activity Host
Coding Puzzles
Hosting Organization: CS4TX
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Computer Science
Dive into computer science with coding puzzles. Our challenges are designed to make you think, ponder, plan, and program.
Coding with HomeAway
Location: RLM 5.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, 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.
HomeAway, an Expedia Group Company is a Girl Day Activity Host
Cosmetic Engineering: Manufacturing Lip Gloss
Location: RLM 7.116 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore manufacturing engineering and the engineering of additives, mixtures and mixing. Create your own lip gloss through a highly efficient cosmetic engineering manufacturing process.
BASF Corporation is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Crazy About Kites
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Create a kite out of paper and test its flight. Change it and try to make it fly even better. Explore aerodynamics, engineering, flight, and problem solving.
Cupcake Coring
Hosting Organization: Chevron
Location: ECJ 1.312 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore our earth, geology and petroleum engineering through an interactive, sticky and yummy cupcake coring activity.
Chevron is a Girl Day Activity Host
Curie Me Away! - a Musical by Matheatre
Hosting Organization: Matheatre
Location: Hogg Auditorium (HMA) (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
A radioactive musical based on the science, life and legacy of Madame Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of physical chemistry. From growing up in occupied Poland, where higher education of women was forbidden by law, to becoming the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, her life story is one laced with tragedy but ultimately a triumph over seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Core chemistry concepts are reinforced through lyrical metaphor in a biography of discovery. Developed in consultation with a chemistry professor, scientific content underscores a broad relevance extending into the realms of history, social studies and women's studies departments. With emotional range, a powerful message for women in STEM and their collaborators, and lots of science--it's the radical story of a persistent woman who changed our understanding of the universe. Curie Me Away is a Girl Day at UT Austin Closing Show and will run from 4 - 5 p.m.
Dancing Polymers
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: 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.
Design It Yourself Arcade
Hosting Organization: 4-H CAPITAL
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Using Makey Makey controllers design a working arcade where you can play PacMan, Frogger, Tetris, and other classic video games. Explore conductive craft supplies and create a unique electric arcade!
Design, Create & Build Bridges
Location: RLM 5.124 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
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.
Designing for Performance
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Engineer an electric race car and compete against friends in a variety of challenges.
Dinosaurs - Not Just Any Old Reptiles
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
What makes a dinosaur so special? Investigate the anatomy of reptiles and learn why dinosaurs are not extinct. See and touch real fossils and cast replicas of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, and plesiosaurs.
Disappearing Objects: Fun with Optics
Location: ECJ 1.304 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore different properties of light and explore the engineering and science of optics. Using light and optics, make objects bend or disappear and much more.
Discover Astronomy
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
Discover astronomy through solar telescope viewing (weather permitting), UV bead bracelet making, star finder chart construction, a comet demonstration, and mini-spectroscope making.
Discover Petroleum Engineering
Location: ETC 2.136 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn how we use science, technology, engineering, and math to find and extract natural resources to power the world.
Pioneer Natural Resources is a Girl Day Activity Host
Disease Detectives
Location: RLM 7.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Earn your disease detective badge. Help us identify different bacteria, viruses, and parasites and learn about proper hand washing.
DIY Bath Bombs
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Mix and match ingredients to create a colorful bath bomb to take home. The bath bombs will need to dry overnight.
Egg Drop Challenge
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: RLM Plaza)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Will your egg survive the drop? Use straws, tape, and construction paper to construct a contraption to safely land an egg.
Elephant Toothpaste and Bioluminescent Puzzles
Hosting Organization: Miss STEM
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
This demonstration is called Elephant's Toothpaste because the exothermic chemical reaction produces a large foamy mess that looks like toothpaste squirting out of a tube, that's fun for all ages!
Engineering a Better World
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how engineering is making our world better. Program an arduino. Learn about solar energy. Inoculate a petri dish.
Engineering for Fun
Location: RLM 7.124 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Discover how you can be an engineer everyday and make the world a better place by doing things you already know how to do. Prepare to get your hands dirty in the name of science and engineering!
Explore Animals and Plants in Texas
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 0. Ground Floor East Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Math
Conduct a biological survey and explore animals and plants in Texas.
Explore Engineering on a Halliburton Truck
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the largest providers of products and services to the energy industry in the world . With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Explore engineering with Halliburton.
Explore Engineering with BAE Systems, Electronic Systems
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore how BAE Systems, Electronic Systems is making our world a better place through engineering and science. Explore thermal images of yourself and others with thermal imaging cameras. Learn how thermal imaging impacts our world.
BAE Systems, Electronic Systems is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Explore Engineering with Halliburton
Hosting Organization: Halliburton
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the largest providers of products and services to the energy industry in the world . With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Explore engineering with Halliburton.
Halliburton is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Explore STEM with State Street
Hosting Organization: State Street
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we are making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we have been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth. Explore STEM with State Street.
State Street is a Girl Day Themed Partner
Explore the Technology Created by Engineers
Location: EER 1.814, 1.816, 1.818, 1.820 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore cool products created by engineers that are making our world a better place. Engineers make our world safer, healthier, and happier.
Texas Instruments is a Girl Day Presenting Partner
Explore the Water Cycle and the Water You Drink
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about the water cycle with demonstrations of filtration and chemical precipitation. Create your own water filter and learn about the water we drink.
Carollo Engineers is a Girl Day Activity Host
Exploring Energy with Water Wheels, Handcranks, Solar Toys and More
Location: ETC Entrance Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology
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.
Exploring Mindsets
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: ETC 2.126)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Develop a growth mindset and take on the challenge of tangram puzzles.
Exploring Nano Thin Film Materials
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 1st Floor Hallway)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, 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.
Extreme Water Challenge: Super Absorbent Polymer
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Just when you think it can't hold any more water, it can! Check out this amazing Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) demonstration.
Filmmaking 101
Hosting Organization: Indie Meme
Location: RLM 6.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking and discover how to translate ideas from page to screen. Learn storytelling techniques & the basics of screenwriting , directing, camera operation, sound, and editing.
Foam Rockets
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering, Math
Design and engineer rockets with insulating foam. Investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation.
Frozen Chemistry Show
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Brennecke Group
Location: ECJ 1.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Enjoy a cool chemistry show inspired by the cryogens scientists and engineers work with in the lab. Learn about endothermic reactions, color-changing indicators, and get a taste of instantly frozen banana-cream.
Fun Science Demos
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Women in Natural Sciences
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Explore experiments and activities that involve chemistry, biology, physics, and other areas of science.
Fun with Chemistry
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor Stage (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Get a bang out of this fun, exciting, loud and fragrant demonstration of chemistry experiments performed by Dr. Kate Biberdorf and volunteers from the audience. Shows at 1 and 2 p.m.
Galaxy in a Bottle
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Make an anti-gravity "Galaxy in a Bottle" with glitter that doesn't fall down. Learn about density, experiment with an anti-gravity glitter mixture, and take home your own galaxy.
Provenance Consulting is a Girl Day Activity Host
Get Your Brain STEM Stimulated: Hands-on Computer Science & Engineering
Hosting Organization: Hello World
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, 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.
Girl Scout STEM Badge Try-It
Location: CPE 2.204 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore what Girl Scout STEM badges are all about with activities from the mechanical engineering, cybersecurity, and space science badges.
Girl Scouts CAN Drive Robots: Can You?
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Test your skills at interactive robot driving and throwing balls. Hands on driving...1 -FRC, 3-Vex, 5-EV3 robots.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Information
Location: CPE West Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
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.
Girls in Robotics: Design and Drive
Location: EER 0.806 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Build your own robot and and test drive robots created by the QuadX high school robotics team.
Girlstart: Girls in STEM Conference, Starry Nights, Camps and More!
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: EER 1st Floor Landing (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Girlstart's mission is to increase interest and engagement in STEM for girls through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Get info on camps, the Girls in STEM Conference in April, Starry Nights and more great programs for girls.
Glowing Dough Creatures
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Technology, Engineering
How do things light up, move, and spin around? Have fun learning how electricity fuels our world, and watch your own circuit creations come to life using play-dough, LED lights, and more!
Glowing Dough Creatures
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore how electricity fuels our world. Watch your own circuit creations come to life using conductive dough, insulating dough, LED lights, and more!
Google Fiber
Hosting Organization: Google Fiber
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Google Fiber is supporting the robotics and computer science themed area on the EER Ground Floor near the Mulva Auditorium.
Google is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Green Thumbs: How to Plant Seeds
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 0. Ground Floor East Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Learn how to properly plant seeds in pots and how to take care of a plant as it grows. Take home your very own potted plant.
Gumdrop Dome
Hosting Organization: Phillips 66
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Chi Epsilon
Location: CPE 2.220 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Learn how buildings hold so much weight. Explore engineering design by creating your own dome and test your creation's limits.
Phillips 66 is a Girl Day Activity Host
H-E-B - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Hosting Organization: H-E-B
Location: NONE (Rain plan location: NONE)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
H-E-B is committed to protecting and providing the best Texas has to offer. With facilities designed to save energy and reuse materials, H-E-B is reducing harmful pollutants and conserving natural resources. H-E-B is providing bags for all participants.
H-E-B is a Girl Day Activity Host
Hands-On Bridge Design Challenges
Hosting Organization: TxDOT Bridge Division
Location: ECJ 1.318 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Fold paper into structural shapes to create your own bridge; then, test your beams and refine your designs. See a keystone arch, construction materials, and the history of bridge design in Texas.
Heat Check Yourself: Thermal Imaging in Real TIme
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Mid-IR Photonics Group
Location: ETC 2.108 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Hot and cold. Check out your thermal image with a thermal imaging camera and see how it changes in different conditions.
Helping Hands: Engineering Prosthetics
Location: ECJ 1.214 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create your own prosthetic hand and test your grabbing skills. Learn how engineers make people healthier and happier creating unique solutions to our world's challenges.
Herb Transplants
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Transplant herbs in recycled or up-cycled containers.
How Does a Telescope Work?
Hosting Organization: Austin Astronomical Society
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Learn how a telescope works and what effects aperture and focal lengths have on the final view from a telescope. Explore how can you safely look at the sun and what we can find in the sky.
Jello-Fracking
Location: RLM 7.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Learn about hydraulic fracturing with a demonstration using Jell-O, a straw as a well bore, and frosting.
Just Keep Motoring
Location: EER 1.512 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore motor power by making a small DC (direct current) motor using magnets and batteries. You can just keep motoring with students from Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Keep Your Boat Afloat
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: ETC Open Study Area)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Test your skills at designing the ultimate boat. Using a limited set of materials, create a floating device that will carry as many golf balls as possible without sinking.
Laboratory Safety
Location: RLM 5.122 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Complete a laboratory safety sheet and make sure you have all you need to safely do science.
Learn How to Compose Music with a Banana, Play-Doh and a Makey Makey!
Location: RLM 4. Ground Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Using objects such as bananas and Play-Doh, create a circuit with a Makey Makey and compose your own song on a virtual keyboard. Combine circuits and science and music and play your song.
Learn How to Run Your Own Business, A Lemonade Stand
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Math
Free curriculum is available to lean how to run your own business, a lemonade stand. You make all the decisions about your business by completing the lesson and decide what to do with your profit.
LED Light Up Butterflies
Location: EER 1.516 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore electrical engineering, circuits, LEDs, and switches and create a light-up butterfly.
IBM is a Girl Day Activity Host
LEGO Structure Architectural Engineering Design
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore your creative construction talents. Test your skills at creating a skyscraper out of LEGOs to see how high you can make the structure.
Life-Size Operation and Medical Trivia
Location: RLM 5.126 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
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!
Loose Parts Nature Play
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 0. Ground Floor East Entrance)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design, build, and create whatever you can imagine using loose parts of nature and natural materials.
Magic Sand Sculptures
Hosting Organization: For Engineering the Mind
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
Normal wet sand gets clumpy and sticky. Is there a way to make it stay dry underwater? Explore the science behind magic hydrophobic sand and make underwater sand castles.
Magnet Motors and Static Races
Location: EER 1.518 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Engineer a magnetic motor with just a battery and a copper wire. Learn about static electricity and use its power to race against your friends.
Make a Magazine
Location: EER 0.710/0.712 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology
Create a short magazine (aka a 'zine'). Learn how to organize content and how to convey your message through text, design, and photography.
Make Your Own Binary Bracelet!
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Binary is all about 1's and 0's, and it is at the core of all computers from your laptop to your cell phone to your Nintendo Switch. Come learn more about coding and make a fashion statement with a binary bracelet.
Make Your Own Gummy: Gummies as Materials and Medicines
Location: ETC 2.130 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
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.
Making Color Fizz
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER West Entryway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science
Explore the engineering of colors and the science of mixtures. Create a fizzy and colorful creation.
Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Explore the science of how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.
Medieval Engineering: The Trebuchet
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Launch water balloons across the lawn with a medieval launching machine called a trebuchet. Check out the engineering of launching objects high and far.
Music Visualizer: Be a Laser DJ!
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Women in Physics
Location: ECJ 1.324 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science
Explore the visualization of sounds as laser patterns. Share song requests or play your own notes and watch as sound, traveling as waves and vibrations, creates an awesome laser light show.
My Own Business Card: The Future Starts with Me
Hosting Organization: Whiz Biz Kids
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Math
Try on business props, fill in the "I am a Future ___" sign for an instant photo, and create a business card to take home.
Nanotechnology and your Smart Phone
Location: EER 3.646 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore printed electronics and wearable sensors and learn about how we get the "smart" in our smart phones. Design and print your very own creation through a photolithographic process.
On Target: From Earth to Mars
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Follow the engineering design process to modify a cup to carry a a payload down a zip line to its target. Design and test your own target-drop system.
Paper Rocketry
Hosting Organization: Witte Museum
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design, build, launch, and improve your own air-powered paper rocket. Discover how different features affect a rocket's flight. Experience the energy needed for launch. How high will your design fly?
Parachute Parade: Safely Parachute A Pet
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design a parachute to give a toy figure a safe landing with this SciGirls engineering activity.
Personalized Plating: Electroplate Your Own Charm
Location: RLM 6.112 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Create and personalize your own electroplated metal charm. Learn how electrical current can transfer and deposit one metal onto another.
Applied Materials Women's Professional Development Network is a Girl Day Activity Host
Physics Circus
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Physics Circus
Location: EER Lawn Stage (Rain plan location: RLM 4.102)
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 ~45 minute shows will take place during Girl Day at 12 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Physics Phun
Location: RLM 4. Ground Floor Hall (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
Explore the Phun of Physics through demonstrations and activities.
Plastic in Our Waterways: How do We Un-Do the Done?
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER 3.650)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Meet the middle school team of girls on a mission to clean up their local creek. Experiment with demonstrations of the team's cleaning and clearing ideas and devise your own methods.
Popsicle Stick Catapult
Hosting Organization: Intel
Location: CPE 2.206 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create a popsicle stick catapult to launch fluffy pom-pom balls or ping pong balls. Modify components, reengineer your design, and launch the balls higher or farther.
Intel is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Popsicle Stick Catapults
Location: ECJ 1.316 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Create your own catapult and explore the science and engineering behind launching things high and far.
Power the World with Engineering
Location: EER 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Engineering
Explore a self-contained Tesla Coil, a wireless charging station, and a mini-microgrid. Learn how YOU can power the world around you.
Print-A-Cookie
Location: EER 1st Floor MakerStudio (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
Print and devour your very own baked goodies using an icing printer. Learn how 3-D printing technology is used in interdisciplinary applications of additive manufacturing.
Project Illuminate
Location: EER 0.706 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Computer Science
Join UTCS students on this illuminating activity. Learn to control flashing, color-changing LED lights using a computer and an Arduino board! We'll teach you how to program the lights.
Puff Mobile
Location: EER 0.702 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Use everyday items and your knowledge of wind and cars to create the ultimate racing machine. How far can your car go on one puff of breath?
Radioactive Decay with M&Ms
Hosting Organization: UT Austin American Nuclear Society
Location: ETC Entrance Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore radioactive decay in this interactive demonstration with M&M's. Shake, dump, count and explore half life and nuclear engineering.
RAS Robot Showcase
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Test your robot driving skills. Explore basic robotics concepts and check out demonstrations of autonomous robots.
Rescue Mission
Location: ETC Open Study Area (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Engineering
Your challenge is to design a hook, pull the capsule from the water, and carry it to dry land. Inventors and engineers are looking always for ways to make things better and you can be one of them.
RoboMania
Location: CPE 2.218 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Engineering
Explore robots with robot programs, sensors, mechanics, and actuators.
National Instruments is a Girl Day Activity Host
Rockin' Roller Coasters
Hosting Organization: Girlstart
Location: EER 1.524 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Spins, loops, and drops! Roller coasters take us on crazy rides with high speeds and adrenaline rushes. Create your own roller coaster to discover what is involved to get from start to finish safely.
Rockin' Stop Light Circuits
Hosting Organization: Cirrus Logic
Location: EER 1.528 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Explore electrical engineering, circuit boards, and circuit design by creating a flashing and dancing LED circuit to take home.
Cirrus Logic is a Girl Day Themed Area Partner
Science in the Movies
Hosting Organization: Stunt Ranch
Location: EER 0. Ground Floor Stage (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
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. Science in the Movies is a Girl Day at UT Austin Closing Show and will run from 4 - 5 p.m.
Science Mill's STEAM Spectacular
Location: CPE 2.216 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Explore the physics of flight by designing your own crafts to hover in wind tunnels. Adventure into STEM with coding and robotics tech investigations.
Secret Messages with Invisible Ink
Location: ECJ 1.222 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Explore the chemistry of invisible ink. Engineer your own invisible ink and use it to write a secret message.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is a Girl Day Activity Host
Simple Concepts in Subsurface Engineering
Location: CPE 2.202 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Science, Engineering
Come play hide and seek with fluids in subsurface! We explain how fluids move, displace each other, and sometimes get trapped in rocks and soil, and what engineers do to get them out.
Slimy Slime Stuff
Location: EER Plaza (Rain plan location: EER West Entryway)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science
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.
Sound Sandwiches and the Science of Sound
Location: ETC 2.114 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about the science behind sound. Engineer and create an instrument out of household materials that will allow you to make music at anytime.
Sound Science, Making Waves
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Explore the science of sound, acoustics. Make a rubber band harmonica and waves on a string and slinky. Tour UT's own soundless room.
Static Electricity Balloon Activity
Hosting Organization: KLRU-TV
Location: CPE 2.212 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Using kitchen condiments, observe how static electricity works. See (and hear! shhhh) static electricity in action and be ready for "electrifying" fun.
Stony Point High School's Solar Car Team
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Check out the street legal, national award winning Solar Car built completely by high school students. Explore the engineering and science behind the design.
Stormwater Runoff in the Environment
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: ETC Open Study Area)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Engineering
Discover how rainwater flows through different land types. Explore the journey rainwater takes after it falls onto the surface of the earth. See how various types of land can impact the path of stormwater runoff.
Super Golf Tower
Location: ECJ 2nd Floor Lobby (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Engineer and construct a tower as tall as possible that can support a golf ball. The challenge is to use only 10 sheets of newspaper and 3 feet of masking tape.
Super Sand Stratigraphy
Hosting Organization: Austin Women in Oil and Gas
Location: CPE Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject: Science
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.
Super Straw Planes
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Create a straw plane and test your flying abilities. Can your plane make it through the target?
Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore a mobile museum full of interactive models and electronic games to inspire the next generation of Texas water stewards. Enter a watery world where science and technology merge to encourage critical thinking about our most precious resource.
Texas Tuition Promise Fund - The State's Prepaid College Plan
Location: EER 2nd Floor Connector Hallway (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows families to lock in today's prices for tomorrow's tuition & school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges & universities.
The Air We Breathe
Location: RLM 5.120 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Learn about industrial hygiene and explore the air we breathe and the importance of respiratory protection.
The Body: Macro to Micro
Location: RLM 5.116 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Science, Engineering
Learn about the body on three different levels. Help Minecraft Steve put his organs in the right place. Build a "skeleton" from notecards to hold up a 3D printed brain. View cells on a microscope.
The Great Drill String Challenge
Location: CPE 2.236 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Subject:
Learn about drill string, the pipe that transmits oil to the surface. Create a string to get reservoir fluids (lemonade) to the surface and you may win the drill string challenge.
The Internet of Things: How Does it Work?
Hosting Organization: Silicon Labs
Location: EER 3.646 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering
How does your mobile phone tell your thermostat what to do? What do your smart devices say to each other? Join the Silicon Labs team to learn how the IoT works in your home.
Silicon Labs is a Girl Day Activity Host
The Trailblazer, a STEM Museum-on-Wheels
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
TAME's traveling STEM-museum-on-wheels invites everyone to get excited about the world around us. Explore hands-on exhibits on aerodynamics, space, energy, weather and biotechnology.
Thrill Ride: Roller Coaster Engineering
Location: ECJ 1.204 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Engineering
Design and build simple rollercoasters and race them using marbles. Learn about potential and kinetic energy, height and gravity, friction, and theme park engineering.
TinyHackerHouse Design Challenge 3.0 Design and Build Your Own Future TinyDome
Location: RLM 5.118 & RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
Explore 3D models to design and build the latest addition to our futurist community space, a fun Tiny Geodesic Dome.
Top of the Tower
Location: ECJ 1.314 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Engineering
Design and create a tower structure out of straws and pipe cleaners to hold a weight. Test your tower design to see how much weight it can hold.
Fluor is a Girl Day Activity Host
Transportation: Getting You Where You Want to Go
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Engineering, Math
Be a traffic engineer. Join in a transportation and traffic game and work together to get from the starting point to the final destination.
Understanding Earth's Life History: Create Your Own Fossil
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science
Earth's life history is complex but exciting. Fossils are one of the main tools scientists use to understand what life was like thousands of years ago. Explore by making your own index fossil.
Virtual Reality Demonstrations through Games
Hosting Organization: AMD, Inc
Location: EER 1.508 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Learn how computer graphics power the entertainment industry. Look at how AMD processors are used to power movies, gaming and entertainment. Hands-on gaming and virtual reality demonstration.
AMD is a Girl Day Activity Host
Visualizing Atoms with Electron Microscopes
Hosting Organization: UT Austin Texas Materials Institute
Location: EER 0.756 and 0.752 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore the world of atoms, molecules and crystals through interactive demonstrations which include atom model kits, computerized crystal models and state-of-the-art electron microscopes.
Vortex Mobile STEM Scout Lab
Hosting Organization: STEM Scouts
Location: ASE Parking Lot - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
The Vortex has multiple smart TVs, computers, microscopes and a variety of lab equipment for fun, hands-on experiments for all ages.
Watch, Drive, Make Robots
Location: EER 0.806 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Technology, Engineering, Computer Science
Explore the process of designing and building a competition robot. Watch robot demonstrations, drive robots, and make robots.
Water You Doing?!
Location: ECJ Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Learn how to filter water with just sand and gravel and find out what water resources engineering is all about.
What is in My Cellphone? TV? Tablet?........... Semiconductor!
Hosting Organization: Women in Techology at Samsung
Location: RLM 5.104 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
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.
Women in Technology at Samsung is a Girl Day Activity Host
What's the Big Deal about Nano?
Location: EER 3.640/3.642 (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering
Explore the intersection of materials science and nanotechnology! Learn how material properties change at the nanoscale, why this is so cool, and how scientists can see these nano-sized features.
Which Monkey Is it? Be a Primate Detective
Location: RLM Plaza (Rain plan location: Same as Primary Location)
Audience: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Science
Learn to identify different monkey species by what fruit they've eaten. Primate detectives will learn about the ecological roles that monkeys play in tropical rainforests.
WIALD about Aerospace: Straw Rockets
Location: ASE Lawn - Lot 92 (Rain plan location: ASE)
Audience: Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Engineering
Design and create a straw rocket to fly through the air. Be a part of the countdown to test and launch the straw rockets.