FAQ will be updated with more information about our virtual Girl Day 2021 experience as information becomes more available. Some of the FAQ information below may still be specific to our past in-person experiences. Thanks for your patience as we get all information and FAQs updated.
- What is Girl Day?
Girl Day at UT Austin, presented by Halliburton, is a free event for K-8 students hosted by the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin (UTWEP). 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 2021 will be hosted in a virtual environment over two weekends and throughout Engineers Week. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace throughout the event.How much does Girl Day cost?
- 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.
- 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 2021. 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. Activities are ongoing throughout the event with the exception of a few great science shows which will be hosted at designated times.
- Who can attend Girl Day?
Any student in Kindergarten – 8th grade. All students are welcome!
- How do I register?
Please visit our Registration page to register.
- Can I register another student?
Yes! Registration will be available online through the day of the event.Please contact us if you would like to request accessibility, including ADA, accommodations.Our registration form makes it easier to register one or many students at once. Registration will be available online through the day of the event.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?
Because the events at Girl Day are geared towards elementary and middle school students, we do not allow high school students to attend Girl Day as a participant. There are several ways high school students can get involved to learn more about engineering in age-appropriate events including our CREATEatUT and WEatUT programs. High school students also cannot volunteer due to minors on campus policies of the university unless they are volunteering with their school or another organization where parents, guardians or other responsible parties will be facilitating.
- 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 time during the event. 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.
- How do I purchase a Girl Day T-shirt?
Girl Day t-shirts in youth and adult sizes will be available for purchase and shipping. All proceeds from the t-shirts allow us to continue to offer Girl Day every year free to the community! Learn more about purchasing shirts on our Girl Day T-shirt webpage.
GIRL DAY GIRL SCOUT PATCHES
- How do I get a Girl Day Girl Scout Patch?
Girl Day Girl Scout patches are no longer available for Girl Day 2021. Please see the Girl Scouts of Central Texas website for information.
- 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 website. 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 make an individual donation or if you would like to become one of our corporate partners, please email Tricia Berry for more information.