While Girl Day comes just once a year, engaging girls in engineering is a year-round endeavor. Here are some simple tips to engage your girl in engineering any day of the year.
1. Watch the Bring It Out videos.
Get ideas of how you can spark a connection between your girl and engineering.
2. Try out an engineering activity.
A fun way to engage a girl in engineering is to do some engineering. DiscoverE has activities that range from 10 minutes to 2 hours. Browse our library and find one that’s right for you.
3. Show her engineering in action.
DiscoverE has a library of engaging videos that showcase real kids doing engineering. Want to see how engineers make the world safer from tornadoes? Or capture solar power? Or maybe your girl is curious about engineers can really grow body parts.
4. Introduce your girl to an engineer.
Do you know a female engineer? Ask her to talk to your girl about her job. Research shows that girls are more likely to take high school physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering or math.
5. Bring her to an engineering event.
Companies and universities host events year round to engage girls in engineering. Check out our event calendar to find an event near you. If you don’t see one, call your local engineering company or university. They may have some scheduled or might schedule something special just for you!