Girls and Engineering Day
Saturday, February 23 | 12 – 4 PM
Girls, we need you! Did you know that only 13% of engineers are women and only 26% of computer scientists are women? We invite you and your families, educators and sponsors to come to Girls and Engineering Day to learn more about this fascinating career field. This activity packed afternoon is filled with hands-on engineering challenges, chances to work alongside amazing women engineers and so much more!
Simply stop by the Girls and Engineering Day Check-in Table after you purchase your exhibit admission tickets. Your girls (and boys) will receive a schedule and list of activities to complete. Once they complete the activities, return to the Check-in Table to receive a goodie bag of materials and resources.
Are you a Girl Scout Troop? Please register in advance here. Registration is not required for any other type of guests.
Discover all that Engineers Week has to offer here.
All activities are included with paid exhibit admission. Please note, activities are offered on a rotating basis. Engineers are onsite at varying times.
Here are a few of the experiences planned just for you!
Electrical Safety with Oncor: Attend a Live Line demonstration and complete hands-on challenges with Oncor engineers.
Happy City: Engineering and art collide when you combine cardboard boxes, conductive tape, batteries and miniature LEDs to create a whimsical building for our Happy City with the Society of Women Engineers.
Electronics Dissection: Take apart interesting electronics with Lockheed Martin.
Meet Pepper the Robot: Learn all about cognitive computing with IBM
Pachinko Play: Discover how friction and slopes affect marbles or balls rolling down ramps.
Paper Animatronics: Create your own paper creature and then introduce moving parts with tiny motors.
Interview an Engineer: The Museum will be filled practicing engineers available to answer your questions.
Scribbling Explorations: Build a scribbling robot with Mouser Electronics.
Dream Big Screening: A limited number of complimentary tickets for Dream Big in the Omni Theater will be available for the first guests attending the event. The film begins at 2:40 PM. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 12:00 pm at the Girls and Engineering Day Check-in Table.
Engineers Week is sponsored locally by
Additional volunteer and education support provided by IBM, Lockheed Martin, Mouser Electronics, Oncor, Alcon, Burns and McDonnell, Cannon Elementary, Cattle Raisers Museum, Cowtown BEST Robotics, Eaton, Fort Worth ASCE, Galgorithms, GE Transportation, Nolan Catholic High School, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Trinity Valley School, UTA College of Engineering and Young Women’s Leadership Academy.