With summer just around the corner (at least it sure feels that way when you’re enjoying 70-degree weather in January and February here in beautiful Austin, TX!), we’re ramping up to create yet another fantastic program for our future Sparksters this summer.
We’re off to a great start as we find ourselves among fellow STEM educators and proponents at UT’s Girl Day on Saturday, February 27. We will be one of the participants in “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival”, organized by the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas.
There are many great companies and organizations attending, and each one will host an activity that shows girls in elementary and middle school how engineering and STEM contribute to their surroundings. Our collective goal is to introduce girls to some of the cool, fun, and fascinating things that are made possible by engineering - and hopefully inspire them to build the world they want for themselves someday!
At Austin Spark League, we love to show kids that anyone is capable of creating a cool product through code, and our activity reflects that as part of the STEM Festival. Using the Pebble smartwatch, 4th to 8th graders will quickly learn how to design a simple watch face and display it on a smartwatch in less than five minutes!
We’re excited to share our passion for coding, design, and entrepreneurship with these future change makers, leaders, and innovators, and we hope you will join us that day too. Bring a girl (or two), and let’s get them inspired! Find us here:
Girl Day at UT Austin
Robert Lee Moore Hall (Dean Keeton @ Speedway)
5th Floor, Room RLM 5.120
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Noon to 4PM
For more information (where to park, program details, FAQ’s etc.), please visit the Girl Day website.
Or better yet, register here.