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STEM Girl Day at UT Austin Recap

View some photo highlights from the 22nd annual STEM Girl Day at UT Austin event

Last Saturday,  thousands of K-8 students flooded the UT Austin campus for a day of fun-filled science experiments, interactive activities and exploration at the 22nd annual STEM Girl Day at UT Austin hosted by Women in STEM (WiSTEM). With volunteers from over 130 UT Austin research groups and student organizations, nonprofit organizations and regional businesses, Girl Day at UT Austin has become the largest event of its kind in the United States.

STEM Girl Day was also a featured event in the College of Natural Sciences’ two-week Texas Science Festival.  A special thanks goes to BASF, Halliburton and Nomi Health for making this event possible. Here are a few photo highlights from the event. Visit our Flickr album for more photos.

Students show off their Longhorn pride at the info booth. They are among the many volunteers, mentors and STEM role models in attendance at the big event.

STEM girl day activity 1

Budding space engineers learn how to make bottle rockets with help from student volunteers.

STEM girls day activity boats

These young engineers are learning how to keep their boats afloat with various materials.

WISTEM activity 3

A large crowd enjoys a “Physics Circus” performed by student volunteers.

WISTEM girl day space technology

A future astronomer checks out the daytime sky and learns about the upcoming 2024 solar eclipse.

Girls Day water engineering

Up-and-coming environmental engineers roll up their sleeves to explore the wonders of watershed protection.

Girls Day slingshot

A future mechanical engineer explores the mechanics of a catapult in action.

Check out STEM Girl Day’s media coverage in the following media outlets: KXAN, Austin American-Statesman, KVUE, KEYE.

More About WiSTEM: Housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, WiSTEM is a university-wide outreach, recruiting and retention program for pre-college and undergraduate students in STEM fields.

Photography by Bret Brookshire