The College of Engineering at Wichita State University is hosting an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) event, commonly known as Girl Day, for high school girls from Wichita Public Schools. The event will be from 10 am to 2 pm Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Shirley Beggs Ballroom on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

IGED 2023 at WSU

IGED is a national event that takes place during National Engineers Week, which will be observed Feb. 20-25 this year. The purpose of IGED events is to foster a positive connection between young women and STEM. The students will participate in hands-on STEM activities, listen to inspirational female speakers, and meet women from the engineering and computing industries, including professionals, WSU faculty and students. There will also be an industry fair featuring companies from STEM fields. Breakfast pastries and lunch will be provided.

  • Location: Shirley Beggs Ballroom, Third Floor, Rhatigan Student Center
  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Who: High School Girls in the Wichita Public Schools
  • Questions: Contact

More Info: Event for Wichita Public Schools high school girls this inaugural year (open to all in the future)

Possible Volunteer Meeting Times: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 12 or 4 pm and Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 pm



Frequently Asked Questions


Who can attend IGED 2023? 
As 2023 is our inaugural year hosting an IGED event at WSU, we are limiting our guests to Wichita Public Schools high school girls only. However, we plan to invite students beyond the Wichita area to future IGED events.
When are the volunteer trainings? 

The Volunteer Sign-Up form lists three dates for volunteers to choose. As the training date approaches, we will provide Zoom information for attendance. The trainings will provide further instruction for our professional and collegiate mentors. The dates of each training are as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 12 to 1 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb.16 from 2 to 3 p.m. Please contact Ana Lazarin at if you need Zoom information.  

How do I sign my company up for the Industry Fair?

The IGED 2023 Industry Fair will be held during the IGED event on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. If you wish to represent your company at the Industry Fair, please fill out the form: 

Did You Know?


Statistic about attendees who choose engineering after this event.

Census data saying 15% of all engineers in the US are women in 2019.


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