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Engineering | Fulton Engineering Education Outreach

Girls Make-A-Thon

Girls Make-A-Thon

It is a fairly well-known fact that women and girls are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math and that lack of access to opportunities is one of the root causes (Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2014). Girls Make-A-Thon encourages young women to discover and/or pursue their capacity to become STEM-savvy change makers and leaders.

At this free, one-day event, participants will engage with engineering women from ASU and from industry, learn what it takes to launch a future in engineering, broaden their network of mentors, and hone their maker skills by solving engineering challenges.

Why participate?

74% of middle school girls express an interest in engineering, science, and math but only 0.3% choose computer science as a major when they get to college (

Of the 2.6% of female freshmen that intended to pursue engineering in 2007, only 60% graduated with an engineering degree within six years. (NSF, Science and Engineering Indicators, 2016).

Only 13% of engineers are women, female engineers earn 90 cents for every dollar male engineers earn, and only 17% of tenured/tenure-track faculty in engineering are women (Society of Women Engineers, 2018).

Be the change! Invest in your engineering future now.

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)
Saturday, November 2
10 am – 4 pm
ASU Tempe Campus
Registration deadline: October 27

High School (9th – 12th Grade)
Saturday, November 16
10 am – 4 pm
ASU Tempe Campus
Registration deadline: November 10

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the event cost?

Girls Make-A-Thon is completely free. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

How do I register?
Register online with your parent (if under 18) so that they can provide consent. Registration opens September 1.

What happens after I register online?
You will receive an automated confirmation e-mail that contains a link to your registration details and a link to modify your registration. Please save this e-mail. Additional details and instructions for the day of the event will be sent out 1 week beforehand.

I registered but I still have not received a confirmation.
If you do not receive an initial confirmation after 24 hours of registering, please check your spam/junk folder. You may also contact our office at

What’s on the agenda?
Students will participate a variety of activities including hands-on engineering challenges and networking with mentors.

I am no longer able to participate. Can I cancel?
If your plans change, please e-mail us as soon as possible or modify your registration link in the confirmation e-mail to self-cancel.