UT has announced that registration for this event is now closed.
On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin will host a free afternoon of activities designed to introduce girls to the field of engineering. Activities run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The school expects more than 4,000 girls from across the state to participate in activities meant to spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers can change the world. Elementary and middle school students from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and dozens of Texas towns can expect to engage in more than 100 engineering activities as diverse as designing a dome out of gumdrops or building a pinball game.
The school plans to use about 9,000 gumdrops, 20,450 toothpicks, 2,800 lifesaver candies and 400 shoeboxes in its activities. For more information about the Cockrell School of Engineering, visit http://bit.ly/18idpfB.