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growing a successful pre college program introduce a girl to engineering day

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

what does girl day look like
What does Girl Day look like?

2004 Girl Day crowd at Welcome

age specific activities
Age Specific Activities

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

age specific activities4
Age Specific Activities

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

discovery booths
Discovery Booths
  • Industry Sponsors
  • Local, state & govt. agencies
  • Engineering students

Intel hosts a booth at Girl Day 2004

Students discover

superconducting electromagnets

then and now
2002

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
slide7
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

participant gender statistics
Participant Gender Statistics

This little brother tries to stay dry at Girl Day 2005

partnerships
Partnerships
  • Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)
  • Lone Star Girl Scout Council
  • Regional E-week Committees
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • University Student Groups
example budget
Example Budget

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

successes
Successes
  • 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
improvements
Improvements
  • Troop Syndrome / Day Care Effect
  • Balancing outreach with recruitment
  • Controlling materials
  • Advertising to local schools
why try girl day
Why Try Girl Day?
  • Many resources available
  • Energize current student community
  • Local and campus recognition
  • Connect with Alumni and Industry
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