UT’s national award winning Girl Day returns Feb. 27 to give over 4,000 elementary and middle school students a chance to explore hands-on engineering activities, witness engaging demonstrations and interact with over 100 organizations.
Last year, girls in grades 1 – 8 rotated through about 50 grade-specific activities, then attended an all-ages “Science in the Movies” show. Among the activities available were Bubble Shapes, Physics Circus, Nuclear Chain Reaction and Create Your Own DNA.
“Girl day is not only the time where fun and science meet, like our famous liquid nitrogen ice cream,” says Cherrelle Thomas, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. “It is also an event to inspire girls that they can acquire a career in STEM.”
The popular event is free but requires advance registration, and typically fills up quickly. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/1Gx27zB.