Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day National Initiative

During the Girls RISEnet National Institute in DC, we spent a wonderful evening with colleagues from around the country at the “Celebrate the G in Engineering” reception. To continue that celebration, Girls RISEnet is collaborating with nine other organizations to promote the 10th anniversary of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

The national objective is to reach 10,000 10-year-old girls with positive engineering experiences during the year, with a national public launch on Feb. 24, 2011 (details to follow). The program will run for 10 weeks, concluding on Mother’s Day. A national database will be hosted by the National Engineers Week Foundation to collect information about events and count girls reached; you will need to devise a system to document. 

The 10 organizations participating in this initiative are Girls RISEnet/ASTC, National Engineering Week Foundation, National Girls Collaborative Project, Girl Scouts of America, AAUW, PBS (including Sci-Girls), Society for Women in Engineering, Girls, Inc., Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), and the National Coalition of Girls Schools. 

Girls RISEnet has joined the celebration, and our collective goal is for each Girls RISEnet hub to reach 100 girls so that our total Girls RISEnet national impact is at least 1,000 girls by hosting an “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” between now and Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011. The event name and content is up to you. 

Now what? 

  1. Register your event at the National “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” web site. The event database will be available on February 24th at:  
  2. For ideas, take a look at the resources available on the Girls RISEnet Engineering Corner.       


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