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2020 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 12,000 children, parents and educators from cities across the state for its 19th annual Girl Day at UT Austin, a daylong event filled with activities 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 150 activities and hands-on educational experiences, from designing a balloon-powered car to watching physics and chemistry in action. All participants will receive a die-cast Matchbox replica of the Mercedes-Benz 220SE commemorating Ewy Rosqvist’s historic Argentinian Grand Prix performance. 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 over 1,500 volunteers from 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 BAE Systems, BASF Corporation, Halliburton, and Kiewit Corporation.
When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Cockrell School of Engineering Complex at UT Austin (map)
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 2019
150 — Activities throughout the day
9,000 — Gumdrops to create geodesic gumdrop dome structures
8,000 — Matchbox replicas of Ewy Rosqvist’s Historic Argentinian Grand Prix winning car
2,500 — Ounces of petroleum jelly to manufacture lip gloss
Director, Women in Engineering Program, Cockrell School of Engineering
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Cockrell School of Engineering