Girls Night Out

Dream Big introduces audiences to three female engineers who are powerful role models. Show the girls in your community what careers in engineering look like by hosting a Girls Night Out event. Simply combine a screening of the Dream Big film with female engineers and undergraduates, then add in some hands-on activities, and you’ll have a fun-filled evening that’s sure to spark a girl’s imagination.

Blueprint for Success

1. With the Dream Big film as its centerpiece, consider hosting your event at a museum theater.

2. Invite a dynamic female engineer to introduce the film, or have a panel of female engineers from different backgrounds take questions at the end. The film features two New Faces of Engineering nominees. Consider including a New Face in your program.

3. Include female engineering students as role models. They can bridge the age and experience gap between the working engineers and girls.

4. Determine your ideal number of participants. Work with organizations like Girls, IncGirl Scouts, or National Girls Collaborative Project, to reach underserved girls in your community.

5. Following the film, seat the girls and engineers and undergraduates at round tables to facilitate discussion.

6. Use Dream Big activities as ice-breakers. Consider fun activities such as Creepy PuttyDesign a Shoe, or Build an Earthquake-Resistant Structure

7. Make sure you invite the girls' female relatives or teachers. Show them how they can sustain enthusiasm and interest in engineering after the event.

8. Prepare a flyer with information about other local ways to explore engineering or scholarship information.

9. Serve really good snacks.

10. Partner with the engineering community to help identify speakers, recruit volunteers or sponsor the event.

11. Use Dream Big’s resources —logos, photos, and artwork— to enhance your event and promotional efforts.

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