Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, K-12 STEM Showcase. Photo: Margot Hartford
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, K-12 STEM Showcase. Photo: Margot Hartford

Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Introduced by DiscoverE, “Girl Day” aims to inspire grade-school girls to engineering, and helps organize engineering activities that show girls how engineers change our world. DiscoverE found that 69% of girls  report that Girl Day mentors inspired them to consider a career in engineering.

Looking for ways to get involved? We’ve compiled a list of resources to use during Girl Day and throughout the year.

AIChE K-12 Community

Join AIChE’s K-12 outreach efforts and bring awareness of chemical engineering to girls. The K-12 Community has created a variety of educational modules on a wide range of fun topics that will be sure to engage students of various ages. 

Learn more about the K-12 Community.

Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC)

WIC provides a community allyship and support for women in chemical engineering across all technical backgrounds in industry, academia, government labs, or for those reentering the workforce. Through WIC, they can find guidance for leadership development for themselves and others through networking and mentorship opportunities.

Connect with your peers and learn how to get involved.

Attend the DiscoverE Change Makers chat

On February 24 at 12pm ET, high school student host Tiffany will chat with Margaret Dominguez, Optical Engineer at NASA, and Stephanie Hernandez, a Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman and returning Chat guest, who will talk about their work on the James Webb Space Telescope.

It’s not too late to get involved

There’s still time to become a Girl Day role model. Find planning guides, STEM activities, and promotional resources by signing up at DiscoverE.

On March 4, AIChE members can find volunteer opportunities in DiscoverE’s World Engineering Day (formerly known as Global Day of the Engineer). DiscoverE’s joint venture with UNESCO and WFEO highlights engineers’ achievements around the world and seek to improve the public understanding of the importance of engineering and technology.