Virtual Girl Day 2022 FAQs Below
See below for answers to questions about registration, t-shirts, Girl Scout patches, costs, technology, materials to have on-hand, and more.
What is Girl Day?
Girl Day at UT Austin, presented by BASF and Halliburton, is a free event for K-8th grade students hosted by Women in STEM at The University of Texas at Austin. While typically hosted one Saturday on campus with over 8,000 student participants exploring over 150 free-flowing hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners, and community organizations, Girl Day 2022 will be hosted in a virtual environment on Saturday, February 19th, at the beginning of Engineers Week. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace throughout the event. Girl Day 2022 also includes virtual high school programming and opportunities for educators.
How much does Girl Day cost?
Girl Day is free to participants every year due to the generous donations and support from our corporate sponsors and community. Support Girl Day with an individual donation to Women in STEM or email Tricia Berry for more information about becoming a corporate partner.
Why is Girl Day in February?
Girl Day is an international annual event held during Engineers Week! Engineers Week is always the week in February that encompasses George Washington's birthday, February 22nd, as he is recognized as the nation's first engineer. Stay tuned as Girl Day is moving to the end of March in 2023.
What should I expect when I come to Girl Day?
Check out all the links and resources on the Participate page to make the most of your #UTGirlDay experience. Girl Day is a free-flowing event open to the public and will be hosted virtually in 2022. Students with an adult chaperone can choose which activities they'd like to attend in our virtual experience and come and go at their leisure. Lists of activities and a full event agenda are available and will be updated with more details as the event nears. Registrants will receive all login and event details so be sure to register!
What materials should we have on hand to fully participate?
See the suggested materials list for recommended items to have on hand to participate along with activities and demonstrations in the afternoon, 1:30 - 4 p.m. CT session in Gatherly.
Who can attend Girl Day?
Any student in Kindergarten – 8th grade with their adult chaperone may participate in Girl Day. Girl Day 2022 also includes high school programming. Educators are also welcome to explore or to request #UTGirlDay in the Classroom. All are welcome!
How do I register?
Please visit our Registration page to register K-8th graders and their adult chaperone(s). Visit the high school programming page to sign up for high school events. Educators interested in exploring on their own or requesting #UTGirlDay in the Classroom may visit the educator programming page to sign up and learn more.
Can I register another student?
Yes! Registration will be available online through Girl Day.
Please contact us if you would like to request accessibility, including ADA, accommodations.
One of my students canceled, how do I swap/change/add another student?
No need! If you want to add another student you can register them. Swaps and cancellations don't need to be recorded.
My child is in Pre-K, can she attend?
Activities are not designed for younger students and we don't want to frustrate them about STEM with activities that are not at their age level. We offer Girl Day every year so wait a year or two and come when they are in Kindergarten through 8th grade!
Can my high schooler attend/volunteer for Girl Day?
For Girl Day 2022, YES! Visit the high school programming page to sign up for high school events.
How many adults do I need? Can I register another adult?
There is no specified adult to child ratio required. You will need an adult with the students at all times during the event as this is a chaperoned event. No minors should be participating online by themselves. You do not need to register additional adults who will be in attendance with a group of participants. We use the adult contact information to send information and details about the event via email.
I'm an educator who wants to participate and bring content back into my classroom. Can I register?
Absolutely! Check out our Educators page for information on how to register and ways to make the most of all Girl Day 2022 opportunities.
How do I purchase a Girl Day T-shirt?
T-shirts will not be available for purchase this year.
GIRL DAY GIRL SCOUT PATCHES
How do I get a Girl Day Girl Scout Patch?
If you register a Girl Scout for Girl Day, you will receive an email with information about how to request a free Girl Day patch.
HOW TO JOIN IN VIRTUALLY FOR GIRL DAY on 2/19/2022
On Saturday, February 19th, Girl Day for K-8th graders will be hosted on Zoom Webinar from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT and on Gatherly from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT. All registrants will receive detailed information on how to log in and make the most of the virtual event. High School and Educator registrants will receive information via email on how to join in their programming.
Zoom Webinar: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT, February 19, 2022
Registrants will receive the link to join the Zoom Webinar live broadcast. Visit Zoom Support for information on how to join a Zoom Webinar and to make use of the Q&A and chat features to ask questions and join in discussions. The Zoom Webinar will also be live-streamed on the Women in STEM Facebook Page.
Gatherly: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT, February 19, 2022
Registrants will receive the link to join the Gatherly interactive online platform. It is recommended that all participants test out Gatherly and explore the resources below in advance of joining Girl Day to make the most of the event.
- What is Gatherly? (short article)
- Gatherly Youtube Playlist (video guides)
- Gatherly Tech Specs:
Gatherly is currently supported on Google Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft Edge may work but is not officially supported.
Gatherly is currently only supported on laptops and desktop computers. While recommended, neither a webcam nor microphone is required to join Gatherly.
Like all video chat services, Gatherly requires a decent Internet connection for the most fluid experience.
- Gatherly Troubleshooting Guide
How do I volunteer for Girl Day?
We appreciate the support of our community to put on Girl Day! If you are a UT student or a community member over age 18, you can visit our Girl Day Volunteer webpage to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Due to minors on campus policies, we cannot allow anyone high school age or under the age of 18 to volunteer for Girl Day unless volunteering with a parent or other individual serving as a chaperone.
How can I support Girl Day?
Girl Day is free to participants every year due to the generous donations and support from our corporate sponsors and community. We are incredibly grateful for this support so we can continue to show girls everywhere how great Engineering and STEM are!
You can also support Girl Day but spreading the word, sharing about the event on social media, telling educators and schools about the event, and encouraging corporate and community organizations to get involved.