Girl Day: UT engineers introduce girls to the excitement of STEM

KXAN Staff - AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Thousands of girls attended hundreds of exhibits and sessions with robots, machines, slime, rocks and even explosions … all in the name of engineering.

It was Girl Day Saturday at the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering.

Texas Instruments organized the event and the company had more than 1,300 volunteers helping out.

The goal was to introduce students from kindergarten to eighth grade and get them excited and inspired by all types of engineering.

"I had the most fun with making the bubble wand," said attendee Clara Macaulay.

Girl Day began 17 years ago with just 92 participants. Today, 9,000 people were expected to attend.

Boys were welcome at the event, too, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Click here for more information about Girl Day.


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