2018 Bell Girl Day Grant Winners Announced

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Release Date: 

November 6th, 2017

Alexandria, VA, November 6, 2017– DiscoverE is happy to announce the winners of the 2018 Bell Girl Day Grants. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an annual campaign that takes place during Engineers Week in the U.S. with the intention of introducing girls to the fascinating world of engineering.The Bell Girl Day Grants are awarded to help make possible engineering events focused on girls that take place on and around Girl Day.

The Bell Girl Day Grant from DiscoverE honors the work of longtime Girl Day champion, Truman Bell of ExxonMobil. His dedication to introducing girls to engineering has served as a model for DiscoverE's partners and volunteers.

GirlsCode++, Cedar Rapids, IA
NewBoCo (New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative)
February 10, 2018
  • NewBoCo will host a girls only coding camp where girls will learn basic HTML and CSS to build their own websites. In conjunction with NewBoCo, the program is facilitated by women in engineering and technology fields. The program gives girls an opportunity to experience coding first hand while asking questions of real women in the field and learning about career and internship possibilities.


Girl Day at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
February 22, 2018
  • High school girls will be introduced to engineering by current engineering undergrads and faculty as they visit different labs in the university engineering department. They will have the opportunity to learn about and explore multiple engineering disciplines. During the visit girls will be given different engineering challenges to complete and then attend a networking lunch with engineering professionals and undergraduate students.


Girls Exploring Engineering and Technology Day, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
YWCA USVI (Young Women’s Christian Association of the US Virgin Islands)
February 24, 2018
  • Girls ranging from 8- to 14-years-old will explore engineering through two hands-on activities. The program includes one unstructured activity to promote exploration and creativity by building simple circuits using a basic kit and one structured activity, where girls will assemble a model car kit and race them. The program includes time for interaction and conversation with working female engineers from the local community.


Girl Day at UT Austin, Austin TX
Women in Engineering Program at UT Austin
February 24, 2018
  • The Women in Engineering Program at UT Austin hosts an annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event that attracts upwards of 8,000 K-8 students. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math and technology at their own pace through the event. Girls will have the chance to explore with hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, faculty and engineers from the community. To learn more, visit www.girlday.utexas.edu.


Girl Day for Kids of Metro Atlanta, Austell, GA
Engineering for Kids of Metro Atlanta
February 22, 2018
  • Girls in grades 3 to 5 from local schools in the community will learn about Aerospace Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. The program will focus on introducing girls to the engineering design process, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking skills.


West Virginia Girl Day, South Charleston, WV
BridgeValley Community and Technical College
Multiple events February - March 2018
  • The West Virginia Girl Day event invites 8th grade girls to interact directly with professional women role models from a variety of STEM fields by participating in a variety of interactive activities and learning experiences. STEM companies host tables at the event staffed by female engineers.


Girl Day at Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Kokomo, IN
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
February 22, 2018
  • In conjunction with the local high school women’s robotics team, the library will host an after-school event for middle school girls. There will be multiple hands-on activities and games as well as an opportunity for girls to get hands-on experience with a robot from the high school team.


Girl Scouts Dream Big, Mendota Heights, MN
Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team
March 10, 2018
  • St. Thomas Academy will introduce local Girl Scouts to engineering with a viewing of the film Dream Big, followed by a tour of the St. Thomas Academy's Innovation Center. Girls will meet members of the World Champion Experimental Vehicle Team and then will engineer their own cars and race them. The goal is to get girls to realize that engineering is something they can do.


Code Like a Girl Party, Oregon, WI
Oregon School District
TBD- Early- Spring 2018
  • Girls learn coding through play and creation of coding programs and projects. During the program, girls in grades 1 to 8 will work with female computer science mentors to learn new coding activities and meet female role models from their local community.