Thank you for attending and participating in a very successful event!

This year we were honored to host two events in celebration of this National day!
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Logo

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is part of a national event dedicated to inspiring and encouraging young girls, non-binary, and genderqueer students to consider a career in engineering. Participants receive behind-the-scenes tours of cutting-edge businesses, participate in engineering hands-on activities, and learn about engineering careers along with the inspiring women behind them.

Feb 24th with UNR: Event Recap
Press Coverage
Feb 26th with Tesla: Event Recap
Order an Event Shirt
Resources and Links for Students, Teachers, Parents, and Industry Partners

Info on Envirolution Programs for Students and Teachers

Want to stay informed on the 2023 event? 
Complete the interest form HERE and you will be the first to receive updates!

Thursday, February 24th – Event in Partnership with UNR

On February 24th we welcomed 42 students from Carson City School District to the University of Nevada, Reno campus where we partnered with the College of Engineering and students from the UNR Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.  Together we led these future leaders in three different hands-on activities focused on chemical, mechanical, and civil engineering. Students worked in teams to utilize the engineering design process to create balloon-powered cars, build bridges, and explore the chemical properties of metal. In addition to the hands-on engineering design activities, students were introduced to cutting-edge technology housed in the University’s main library. Students received an exclusive tour and demonstration of the Mathewson Automated Retrieval System (MARS) which houses more than 800,00 items. MARS is a three-story tall storage space located behind-the-scenes inside of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and its state-of-the-art technology keeps materials safe from humidity, temperature fluctuations, dust, and other toxic materials. During the demonstration, students were able to watch the robotic arm retrieve materials at speeds of 22 miles per hour while traversing the aisles. This library also houses the @One Digital Media & Technology Center which includes an exclusive Virtual Reality (VR) room. Students were able to immersive themselves in new VR technology while learning about how VR is used in computer science and engineering and other STEM disciplines. President Brian Sandoval closed out the event by encouraging students to continue pursuing their dreams.

“The best part was when we did the activities and we learned from our mistakes to improve our creations” 

—  Carson Middle School IGED 2022 Participant

We were also honored to have 15 engineers and professionals attend throughout the day from 8 businesses. They shared their career path with the students and engaged in the hands-on activities, allowing the students to envision a career in engineering.

“I attended the UNR IGED event as a Tesla professional, but the ability to represent Woman in Tech and a Woman with an Engineering Degree was incredibly motivational. Seeing Middle School students get excited about problem solving and witnessing UNR engineering students leading the next generation reinvigorates why I pursued this career 12 years ago. There is personal satisfaction in the work, but being able to inspire future generations of women, nonbinary and genderqueer individuals is just as rewarding!”

— Breann Koep, Tesla

The Envirolution event held at the University of Nevada, Reno on February 24, 2021, was an excellent opportunity for local students to explore a career in engineering, established with an education from the University of Nevada, Reno. This event brought together the middle school students, the college students, and the industry professionals in such a way that was fun, candid, and enjoyable since it involved exciting experiments and opportunities for students to attempt, improve, and accomplish these engineering activities on their own.

— Macy Campbell, NV Energy

Many of our Industry professionals donated items for the student swag bags.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful generosity!

Press Coverage

Saturday, February 26th – Event in Partnership with Tesla

2022 marked our 5th year of partnership with Tesla on this incredible event!  We registered over 1,400 students from across 500 schools and 38 States, with even a few from Canada, Mexico, India and Australia!  Participants received one-of-a-kind virtual tours of the Fremont, Nevada, and Buffalo Gigafactories while hearing inspiring messages from Women at Tesla.  500 students received materials to participate in creating a simple motor, becoming some of the youngest electrical engineering “interns”.

If you participated in the event, please complete the:
Post survey for virtual event only
or Post survey for the virtual event / hands-on activity


Want to be informed about the 2023 event?  Complete the interest form HERE and you will be the first to receive information.

Order an Event Shirt

Some shirts are still on their way, but do you want an extra as a gift?  You can purchase one here and we will ship it out to you.  Proceeds will go to supporting Envirolution’s engaging STEAM programs by connecting teachers and students to the resources they NEED.  Learn more about how YOU CAN SUPPORT.

Envirolution Programs

Learn more about Envirolutions’ mission and vision by watching: Envirolution – The Choice

  • For students
    • Career Quest: Want to participate in a fun hands-on virtual activity that models the Tesla electric motor?  You can purchase a kit for only $20 that we will mail to you along with virtual log in details. Fill out this quick form to receive more info.
    • Girl Scouts STEAM Exploration and Fun Patch – Cadettes can join us to explore Tesla’s history, mission and vision for the future and engage in a fun and engaging hands-on activity while we learn about the engineering design process.  You can register here.
    • Sustainability Expedition in Carson City Nevada April 11th-15th – Join Envirolution on an exciting week long event to explore STEAM careers, environmentally friendly practices and the sustainability movement in Northern Nevada.  Register here.

  • For Your teachers
    • Career Quest – Is a community collaborative program that connects Nevada businesses to their future workforce by exploring STEAM and sustainability career opportunities.  Students engage in hands-on activities, behind the scene industry tours, and presentations that demonstrate and introduce them to the benefits of STEAM education and pursuing a career in a STEAM field.   
    • Project ReCharge – Project ReCharge is a hands-on, project-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and training program that engages students, teachers, and community professionals. This interactive sustainability and energy education program provides valuable professional learning and classroom resources to teachers, who then empower 4th-12th grade students to become sustainability detectives focused on saving their home, school, and community money through energy efficiency and sustainability projects.

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Helpful Links & Resources

Did you enjoy the event? Did you feel inspired to become an engineer? Are you thinking now what?  Well here are just a few suggestions.  We will continue to add resources here, so keep checking us out or join our newsletter and stay up to date on everything we do! Have other resources to share with other future women leaders? Please send them our way and we will add them.  

Find a Mentor

Envirolution is excited to partner with Women in STEM by helping to connect our future leaders with mentors to help them along their engineering and STEM career paths..  Participants are encouraged to fill out the survey below to learn more:

Find a mentor form

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Join a Robotics Club!

FIRST Nevada Mission: To inspire young people to become science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  

FIRST Overview: FIRST is an acronym: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It’s a non-profit workforce development program that challenges Pre K-12th grade students to work as a team to design, build and program a robot. This friendly competition gets students excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math by providing them with hands-on applications of what is being taught in the classroom.  To learn more about FIRST Nevada programs, visit and for funding opportunities to start a new team, use this link.

If you are interested in FIRST programs outside of Nevada, visit to find a contact in your area.


Blogs and resources

TedX and inspirational videos

University of Nevada Reno Workshops & Camps:

  • Engineering Programs Inspiring the Community (EPIC) Lab
    • These 2-hour workshops are held on Saturday mornings from 9 – 11 a.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus. 
    • We are currently focusing our workshops on solar power and what it means to live off the grid! 
    • These workshops are FREE and recommended to ages 6th – 8th grade. 
    • Upcoming workshops:
      • Saturday, March 5
      • Saturday, April 2
      • Saturday, April 30
    • For more information and to register, please visit our website: 
    • Questions may be directed to Sam Bickert, K-12 Outreach Coordinator, at or 775-682-7741
  • Engineering Summer Camps
    • Engineering Everywhere! Introduction to Engineering (ages 12-14)
      • June 27 – July 1
      • July 18 – July 22
    • Engineering Adventures: Introduction to engineering in the outdoors (ages 12 – 14)
      • July 11 – July 15
    • Engineering Everywhere! Introduction to Engineering (ages 15-17)
      • July 25 – July 29
    • For more information and to register, please visit our website:
    • Questions may be directed to Sam Bickert, K-12 Outreach Coordinator, at or 775-682-7741
  • Special Event Outreach Activities 
    • If your school is interested in a private, on-campus engineering event, please reach out to Loren Pietsch at for additional information.