Girl Day at UT Austin, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival, will be held virtually throughout Engineers Week Saturday, February 20, 2021 through Monday, March 1, 2021. Students and their families or educators are invited to join us for 10 days of virtual FREE hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun.
Corporate and Community Partners are invited to get involved in Girl Day 2021! Registration for Girl Day 2021 corporate and community partners closes Sunday, December 13, 11:59 p.m. Registration does not guarantee space is available. All partners will be confirmed by December 16th.
SPECIAL NOTE: The corporate/community partner registration form still asks about activity information and is not quite capturing what we may need and/or what you may want to do for Girl Day 2021. Don't worry!! This is just step one in this virtual adventure! The form lets us know you are interested in being involved....and we'll have time to clarify, answer questions, adjust and customize and create as needed. We'll figure it out together and will work hard to make it work for everyone best we can!
Corporate Partners and Community Partners have various ways to engage. See our Corporate Partner page and downloadable Corporate Partnership Opportunities information or our Community Partnerships page for more details. Corporate Partnerships start at $1,000 for one day engagement.
Themed Girl Day at UT Austin newsletters sent each day Friday, February 19th (welcome and introduction information) through Monday, March 1 will include themed content, activities and resources. Resources will be available for families and educators for use in school or out of school.
Virtual activity booths will be open 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. each weekend of Engineers Week:
- Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with themes:
- Exploring Earth and Energy
- Moving Around: Land, Water, Air and Space
- Sunday, February 21, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with themes:
- Creating in Code: Computing, Cybersecurity, Robotics
- Imagining Beyond: Sky and Space
- Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with themes:
- Designing for Communities, People and Animals
- Designing Fun: Theme Parks, Games and Music
- Sunday, February 28, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with themes:
- Innovating Food and Fashion
- Improving Lives: Mind, Body, Medicine
How will virtual activity booths work?
We will be using the platform Brazen where organizations will be able to set up a virtual booth with video content, downloadable activity and resource information, text information and more. Organization leads will be assigned as a "booth owner" so you can assign additional representatives or other owners and can create your booth experience. More instructions will be shared as we get all the logistics ironed out (please be patient!) but you check out Brazen resources for Booth Owners in the meantime. Also check out this demo video for more insight into how it works. Keep in mind it was designed for career fairs...so we'll be adjusting and getting creative for Girl Day!
For a sneak peak, check out the Girl Day - Day 1 landing page in Brazen (note that logos and content are works in progress at this early date - please do not share!).
WEP can help you create a booth experience that will engage and excite girls about STEM. We will be providing suggestions on formatting, video content for hands-on activities and/or role model highlights, templates for hands-on activities, and more. Not sure your past Girl Day activity translates to this new environment? Let's visit and explore options!
Do we have to have representatives at the virtual activity booth?
Organizations may have representatives available at the virtual activity booth throughout the event time. It is NOT required. It allows for more personal connections to participants and their chaperones and gives the opportunity for explaining hands-on actvities, answering questions and letting students connect with STEM role models, and/or gives you the opportunity to share resources. You may have as many representatives available in your booth as you'd like. Participants adn chaperones get connected with the next available representative if any are available. Chats start as one-on-one text chats and then representatives can switch it to a video chat if interested. Chats are limited to 15 minutes.
What if my organization would like to do a demo or a show or presentation as part of a live video broadcast booth?
Contact Tricia Berry or email email@example.com to discuss options. There will be live video broadcasts throughout the day and open slots may be available.
What if my community organization would like to participate in more than one weekend day?
Contact Tricia Berry or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. Depending on corporate and community registrations, extra booth spaces may be available.
What if my organization has a virtual field trip, presentation or activity idea or opportunity during one of the Girl Day weekdays?
Contact Tricia Berry or email email@example.com to discuss options. We may be hosting live virtual events during weekdays for educators to incorporate into the school day.