Here at Cap Metro we love an engineer. They design and build our transit infrastructure, program our software and plan our routes. They also drive our trains … although that may be a different kind of engineering, now that you mention it. The point is, we think engineers are great, and we need more of ’em.
That’s why we’re thrilled that UT Austin is once again hosting Girl Day on February 24. The event will bring together more than 8,000 elementary and middle school students on the UT campus to celebrate International Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is called just Girl Day (or even #GirlDay2018 if you’re so inclined).
The students will be able to do a ton of hands-on stuff that’ll get them familiar with what engineers do and how they make the world work. The kids will work with more than 1,300 UT students, faculty members and professional engineers from around Central Texas. They’ll also have loads of fun!
(And, just to be clear, boys are welcome, too.)
The festival takes place on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. All are welcome. That is, if you can get down there. You know, with the traffic and the search for parking spots, and the paying for parking spots and the headaches. That’s where Cap Metro comes in.
We’re providing free Park & Ride services from 5 Austin Public Library locations for the event, giving you the chance to avoid the hassle and cost that come with trying to get to and park on campus. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can park at any of the 5 library locations listed below, go inside to request your free Local Day Pass and then hop on the bus. Cap Metro staff will be there on campus to help guide you to the activities.
There’s another great thing happening with these Transit Adventures. One of our partnerships helps Girl Scouts earn transit merit badge, and Girl Day is a perfect chance to work toward that.
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE RIDE AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
- Little Walnut Creek Branch | 835 West Rundberg Lane | Routes 1, 801
- Pleasant Hill Branch | 211 East William Cannon Drive | Routes 1, 801
- Recycled Reads Bookstore | 5335 Burnet Road | Routes 3, 803 ( Noon to 4 p.m. only)
- Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Boulevard | Route 20
- University Hills Branch | 4721 Loyola Lane | Route 20
To plan your trip to Girl Day (or anywhere else), visit capmetro.org/planner.