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:
- Talk with a child about engineering
Sometimes one interaction can change the course of a child’s future.
- Visit with students online or in-person
In as little as 45 minutes you can tell the students about your job, how your work makes a difference, lead a hands-on engineering activity, and answer their questions!
- Be a mentor or judge
Sign up! Future City virtual mentors and judges help students see the wonders of engineering as they create cities of the future.
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The Research Is In!
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.
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Girl Day 2024 - Toolkits
Get ready for your Girl Day events and activities with these planning guides and resources:
- Educators Toolkit
Spark girls’ interest in engineering in classrooms, afterschool programs, and other group settings.
- Volunteers Toolkit
Inspire a girl’s future by sharing with her what engineering is all about.
- Sample Girl Day Events
Check out some examples of what your event could look like.
- Downloadable Resources
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- Official DiscoverE Store
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Learn how you can help a girl build her STEM identity.