Today is Girl Day (February 21, 2017), an exciting part of Engineers Week (February 17 – 23, 2019)! Girl Day is a excellent reminder to parents and educators around the world that talking with girls about engineering careers, introducing them to engineering role models, and engaging them with creative and hands-on engineering activities can help them see the exciting potential for science, technology, engineering, and math to help solve problems.
Super Science Fair Projects is honored to encourage and support millions of girls around the world in their desire to explore hands-on engineering projects by offering activities on our website.
In our blog we focus on developing content that appeals and attracts both both girls and boys. Our posts have original ideas that have been donated by students from around the world. We are constantly adding to our library of abstracts and projects that are geared to students, K – 12.
Join us in helping to encourage girls to explore and embrace STEM and STEAM. Check out one of the following science projects and plan to spend time talking with a girl, doing an engineering activity, or brainstorming and creating something new in response to a local problem or challenge. Engineering is a perfect career for girls because they are problem solvers, and that is exactly what engineers do!
What can you do to make a difference? Help this movement grow so that girls are inspired to enter whatever fields of science excited them. Tell your friends and family about Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day).
- Spread the word on social media. Post a notice and share your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm!
- Send a text
- Sign up to be a Girl Day Role Model and show girls how engineers are making the world a better place and encourage them to explore this exciting and rewarding career.
- Chat with a girl about being an engineer.
- Visit a classroom or after school and do hands-on engineering activities; or inviting girls to visit your home or facility.
Did you know that International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations? It is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl.
October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage.
The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.
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