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2023 Girl Day Media Advisory
UT Austin Hosts STEM Girl Day
Thousands of K-12 Students to Attend Annual STEM Girl Day at UT Austin
What: Women in STEM (WiSTEM) at The University of Texas at Austin will host more than 8,500 children from cities across the state and beyond at the 22nd annual STEM Girl Day at UT Austin.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023
Where: UT Austin Main Campus. Follow the online discussion: #UTGirlDay
Who may attend: Students, families and educators. Media are invited. Participant registration is open through the event date.
Background: STEM Girl Day at UT Austin 2023 will be hosted in-person and on campus, offering an array of activities that spark creativity, inspire future STEM field 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. The event includes the celebration of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year. STEM Girl Day is also a featured event in the two-week Texas Science Festival.
With volunteers from over 140 UT Austin research groups and student organizations, nonprofit organizations and regional businesses, Girl Day has become the largest event of its kind in the United States. Girl Day at UT Austin is presented by BASF, Halliburton and Nomi Health.
Girl Day by the numbers:
- 8,500 students (K-8th grades) expected to register for Girl Day 2023
- 140 STEM activities and demonstrations
- 1400 STEM role models
Housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, WiSTEM is a university-wide outreach, recruiting and retention program for precollege and undergraduate students in STEM fields.
For more information, contact: Tricia Berry, executive director, Women in STEM, 512-963-3366, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jessica Sinn, communications coordinator, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, email@example.com, 512-350-4291.