Women in STEM

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Introduce a Girl to Engineering, or Girl Day, is celebrated internationally during Engineers Week each year to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The Galerstein Women's Center and the Department of Community Engagement co-host Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day each spring semester during National Engineers Week. Introduce a Girl to Engineering will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

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This program targets Dallas ISD ninth grade female students from the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (IRYWLS) in Dallas ISD to encourage them to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. The girls participate in an on-campus day of hands-on activities, tour research labs, meet UT Dallas students, and interact with female STEM professionals from Texas Instruments. Female high school students attend the program each year to learn more about pursuing a career in engineering. The program is sponsored in cooperation with the Erik Jonnson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Texas Instruments Women's Initiatives. The success of the programs depends on the leadership of student volunteers at UT Dallas. Undergraduate and graduate students of any gender and major who have a sincere desire to encourage girls to achieve their goals and are looking to strengthen their own coaching and leadership skills are invited to participate. Student volunteers will lead participants through the activities and will have an opportunity to serve as a resource by sharing knowledge, skills and experiences. To participate, please fill out the volunteer form by clicking here.

Target Schools

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

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