This year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is almost here! A part of annual National Engineers Week activities, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will mark its tenth year on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
From the National Engineers Week web site:
For the past ten years, women engineers have introduced more than one million girls and young women to engineering. More than just one day, Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a national movement that shows girls how creative and collaborative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world.
We can’t wait to see how all you engineers, educators and parents will join us this year in taking time to introduce girls and young women to engineering. I’ve long believed — and stated before — that it isn’t simply that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) career paths; but that to improve life and stay competitive, America desperately needs the insight, talent and skill that this next generation of young women have to offer.
Consider this a challenge to participate! Visit Engineer Your Life and Engineer Girl to find interesting ways to introduce a girl or young woman in your life to engineering. Whether you need a little help, or just want to share with us the creative things you come up with for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, please be sure contact us so we can learn more about the girls and young women who inspire you.