Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 17, 2010 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

This weekend, February 20th, Girlstart will be at The University of Texas Girl Day!

Girl Day gives 1st thru 8th grade students a chance to:

  • have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities,
  • meet students, professors and engineers from industry, and
  • see what it’s like to be an engineer

What type of engineer would you like to be?

Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering
Working with biologists and medical doctors, bioengineers develop artificial organs, prosthetic devices, and medical instruments. Bioengineers also work with agricultural and environmental engineers.

Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemical engineers develop methods to transform raw materials into products we use every day. This means they play a crucial role in producing pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, and even makeup.

Computer Engineering
High in demand, computer engineers deal with all aspects of the design, construction, and operation of computer systems. That means these engineers might specialize in operating systems, computer networks, software, or hardware.

Electrical Engineering
If you can switch it on, chances are that an electrical engineer was involved. Electrical engineers devise ways to take energy from turbines, fuel cells, hydroelectric plants, and solar panels and transfer it to homes, factories and businesses. They also design components that move digital information from place to place, meaning that they’re behind much of the technology into computers, cell phones, satellites, and televisions.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine – from supersonic fighter jets to bicycles to toasters. Many mechanical engineers specialize in areas such as manufacturing, robotics, automotives, and air conditioning.

Materials Engineering
Materials make plastics, metal, and ceramics work for us, turning raw substances into useful products like Gore-Tex, high-performance snow skis, and fiber-optic cables. Teams of material engineers created the U.S. Air Force’s stealth technology that renders a fighter plane’s surface nearly invisible to radar.

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineers have created some of the world’s most daring flying machines. They design and develop military fighter jets, commercial airplanes, and spacecraft as well as race cars and aerodynamic golf balls.

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