Introduce a Girl to Engineering

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February 22, 2024

Inspire a girl’s future. Be a role model.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering, or Girl Day, is a time when volunteers, educators, and others act as role models, facilitate engineering activities, and show girls how engineers change our world. 

DiscoverE’s research found that this simple formula helps girls develop an interest in engineering, builds their confidence in their problem-solving skills, and creates a STEM identity. More than just a day, Girl Day is a movement to inspire a girl’s future by sharing what engineering is all about.

Get your 2024 Planning Guides for Volunteers and Educators AND check out downloadable promo resources for your events and activities:

Your Knowledge. Their Future.

Meet Victoria Ibarra. She attended her first “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at The University of Texas at Austin when she was 10 years old. That experience set her on the path to becoming an engineer. Now she is a Girl Day volunteer and hopes she can bring out the engineer in girls.

Tips for Being a Role Model

Role Models are diverse. But they have one thing in common—the understanding that role models can inspire girls and boys from all communities and backgrounds.

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can engage students in a variety of ways:

Girls who report Girl Day mentors inspired them to consider a career in engineering.

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The Research Is In!

Messages Matter

Learn what today’s teens and their parents think about college and careers and what resonates and motivates them to consider engineering.

Despite The Odds

Learn what the common factors are that motivate girls to pursue engineering—and then persist—in engineering education and careers.

Other important research

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Get ready for your Girl Day events and activities with these planning guides and resources:

Learn how you can help a girl build her STEM identity.

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