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2021 Girl Day Media Advisory
UT Austin Engineering Hosts ‘Girl Day,’ Biggest Event of its Kind in the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Women in Engineering Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host more than 10,000 children, parents and educators from cities across the state and beyond for its 20th annual Girl Day at UT Austin. Historically a one-day, in-person event, Girl Day 2021 will include 10+ days of virtual activities and experiences that help spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers and scientists can change the world. Elementary and middle school students will engage in activities and hands-on educational experiences, from designing a balloon-powered car to watching physics and chemistry in action. High school students will participate in live webinars and panel discussions with STEM professionals. Adults are invited to participate in the Coded Bias and Picture a Scientist film screenings. Girl Day at UT Austin includes Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year, and the Girl Day STEM Festival.
With volunteers from over 100 UT Austin, nonprofit organizations and local businesses, Girl Day has become the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Girl Day at UT Austin is presented by BASF and Halliburton.
When: Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 through Sunday, March 7, 2021
Tricia Berry, Director of the Cockrell School’s Women in Engineering Program
Girl Day By the Numbers:
8,000 — Kindergarten through 8th grade students expected to register for Girl Day 2021
150 — Activities throughout the 10+ days
Director, Women in Engineering Program, Cockrell School of Engineering
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Cockrell School of Engineering