With the theme There’s An Engineer In Every Girl and the hashtags #GirlDay2016 #BringItOut, the 15th Annual Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day, set for February 25, 2016, will connect one million girls with engineer role models.
This year, Girl Day will again be highlighted by a Capitol Hill breakfast briefing that is open to lawmakers, non-profits and corporations. Among those speaking at the event is LaTisha Durham, an engineer with the United States Navy, who will share her inspiring story and bring several of her middle school STEM girl mentees from the Ivy Center in Suitland, Maryland.
#BringItOut, the video-driven social media campaign features women engineering professionals and students delivering personal messages about their experiences as role models and how important they are to inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Local Girl Day activities planned for across the United States include:
- Downtown Tucson will be the scene for The Girl Power in Science and Engineering lunch for 60 middle school girls from Amphi Middle School, hosted at Tucson Electric.
- From Canada to Australia and Chile to India, Bechtel engineers will host events where girls learn about the profession by designing robots, building bridges, and playing classroom games that explore engineering principles.
- Raytheon and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces to show girls engineering is creative, makes a difference in the world and is all about teamwork! Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide will host Girl Day events.
- A dozen Rockwell Collins facilities around the world will be hosting Girl Day events, marking the 14thyear of that Rockwell has celebrated Girl Day.
- TE Connectivity (TE) serves as the lead technology partner for Andretti Technologies and its Formula E racing program.
- The Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting Girl Day for over 5,000 elementary and middle school girls.
- The Washington University in St. Louis chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts Women in STEM Day, an annual event to introduce high school women to various STEM majors and their college/career opportunities.
- 30 girls will visit the Ximedica facility in Rhode Island to work with women engineers to conceptualize, develop, build and showcase Brush Bots, robots made out of toothbrushes.
Lockheed Martin and Girls Inc. are hosting a Girl Day twitter chat on Thursday, February 25th at 5pm (EST).