Celebrate Girl Day with AAUW: Enter Our Battle of the Plans!

Engineers Week, September 18, 2013, Cat with Anya and Olga, Photographer ©Lisa Abitbol for DiscoverE

Woman engineer and two teenage girls explore a small robot. (Engineers Week, September 2013, Photographer ©Lisa Abitbol for DiscoverE)

December 05, 2013

Engineering is one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, so why are only 13 percent of professional engineers women? One reason is that not many girls learn about engineering in the K–12 classroom. That’s why DiscoverE (formerly known as Engineers Week) created Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, now called Girl Day.

To help celebrate, AAUW is inviting teachers and other educators with K–12 experience to submit lesson plans for our second annual Battle of the Plans contest. Make sure you share the contest with teachers you know. You can also encourage teachers to use last year’s winning plan with their students. And don’t forget to tell the girls in your life about their amazing potential as future engineers!

To enter the contest, submit a K–12 lesson plan that incorporates engineering skills and knowledge into a diverse range of subjects in fun, creative ways. Lesson plans must

  • Make engineering relevant to a subject taught in K–12 schools
  • Be appropriate to your students’ age and grade level
  • Be 1,000 words or less
  • Be your original work (You don’t need to create a lesson plan solely for the contest. Tried-and-true plans are encouraged!)
  • Be submitted to stem@aauw.org by January 31, 2014

By submitting your lesson plan to this contest, you grant AAUW permission to publish your plan online, along with your full name.

One winner, whose lesson plan shows thoughtfulness, creativity, and originality, will receive a $300 Visa gift card to spend on classroom supplies to continue to introduce students to engineering. AAUW will announce the winner on Girl Day, February 20, 2014.

Good luck, and may the best plan win!

Thank you to everyone who entered.
Download the 2014 winner now!

Alexa Silverman By:   |   December 05, 2013