Celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 23, 2023

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Celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

DiscoverE’s #GirlDay2023 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 Despite the Odds research found that this simple formula helps girls develop an interest in engineering, build their confidence in their problem-solving skills, and creates a STEM identity.


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.


See additional resources from DiscoverE.org below to help you make a difference today and every day to help engage girls (and boys) in engineering and help young women succeed.


Grade-Level Projects


PreK-Kinder: Tallest Cup Tower Challenge


Grades 1-3: Windy City Challenge

a.    Windy City Tower

b.    Windy City Tower (Student Instruction)

c.    Windy City Tower (Challenge Video)


Grades 4-5: Puff Mobiles


Grades 6-8: Make a Cell Phone Stand

a.    Make a Cell Phone Stand

b.    Make a Cell Phone Stand (Student Instruction)


Grades 9-12: Marble Run

a.    Marble Run Instructor Guide

b.    Marble Run (Student Instruction)

More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference!

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