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Growing a successful pre-college program, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Katie Kizziar, Program Coordinator

Women in Engineering Program

The University of Texas at Austin


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What does Girl Day look like? to Engineering Day

2004 Girl Day crowd at Welcome


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Age Specific Activities to Engineering Day

Mom and daughter work on a Super Golf Tower

*Girl Day 2006 will target 1st-8th grade students. HS students will participate in a separate program


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Age Specific Activities to Engineering Day

http://pbskids.org/zoom/printables/activities/


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Discovery Booths to Engineering Day

  • Industry Sponsors

  • Local, state & govt. agencies

  • Engineering students

Intel hosts a booth at Girl Day 2004

Students discover

superconducting electromagnets


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2002 to Engineering Day

86 Students

51 volunteers

2 booths

2 corporate sponsors

No grant funding

2005

753 students

205 volunteers

20 booths

7 corporate sponsors

Texas Education Agency grant funding

Then and Now


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HS program has been combined with a UT student SWE chapter event this year- programs will overlap

Attendance counted by students who checked in. Student grade self reported on registration form


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Participant Gender Statistics event this year- programs will overlap

This little brother tries to stay dry at Girl Day 2005


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Participant Ethnicity Data event this year- programs will overlap


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Partnerships event this year- programs will overlap

  • Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)

  • Lone Star Girl Scout Council

  • Regional E-week Committees

  • Corporate Sponsors

  • University Student Groups


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Example Budget event this year- programs will overlap

Example budget for event with 500 participants. Overhead costs have been omitted.


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Successes event this year- programs will overlap

  • Program expansion

  • Added hundreds to recruitment database

  • City of Austin Mayoral Proclamation

  • Media recognition

  • Current Student Effects

  • Preliminary assessment shows students do increase their interest in engineering and science after attending


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Improvements event this year- programs will overlap

  • Troop Syndrome / Day Care Effect

  • Balancing outreach with recruitment

  • Controlling materials

  • Advertising to local schools


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Why Try Girl Day? event this year- programs will overlap

  • Many resources available

  • Energize current student community

  • Local and campus recognition

  • Connect with Alumni and Industry


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Katie Kizziar event this year- programs will overlap

[email protected]


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