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Girl Scout Engineering Day with Colorado School of Mines

The Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines is thrilled to invite Girl Scout Juniors to participate in their annual Girl Scout Engineering Day on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 9 – 11 a.m. This year, the program is virtual, and girls have the option to order a supply kit in advance or gather their own supplies. This virtual exploration of science and engineering will consist of a variety of STEM activities and a short panel discussion.

Register for a supply kit online (you may have to copy and paste this link into your browser):

  1. $10 per supply box- We recommend one box of supplies per Girl Scout

  2. Each supply box will include an Engineering Day patch

  3. Registration for supply boxes will close October 23

  1. Registration is free if you choose to gather your own supplies. Girls will be mailed their Engineering Day patch after the program.

  2. Registration for participation with your own supplies will close November 5.

* Please note: Registration forms must be completed once per Girl Scout. You cannot register multiple girls at a time. All participants will receive information about how to log into the virtual program via email before the program date. Enter “0” for your troop number if you are registering a Juliette.

Supplies (either included in your supply box OR items you will have to assemble on your own):

  1. Paper (in both small strips and long strips)

  2. Straws (a whole bunch)

  3. Ruler

  4. One Clear jar (mason jar, empty peanut butter jar, or Tupperware)

  5. Food coloring

  6. Smallish cardboard box (about the size of a shoebox)

  7. Two paper or plastic cups (paper is suggested)

  8. Water based marker (more colors will be more fun, but you really only need one)

  9. String

  10. Four paper clips (at least two of them need to be large)

  11. Sand

  12. Gravel

  13. White coffee filters (at least five)

  14. Balloon

ALL participants will need to gather the items listed below before the program:

  1. Scissors

  2. Tape (scotch, masking, or packaging)

  3. Water

  4. Dirty water (this can come from a pond or stream, or just tap water with a handful of dirt)

  5. Coffee mug or other container that can withstand heat

  6. Spoon

  7. Small weights (marbles, pennies, gravel, or something similar)

  8. Two relatively sturdy things of equal height you could move around a room (two chairs, chair and table, etc.)

  9. Questions to ask SWE volunteers about science and engineering

Questions? Email Madeline Keck at

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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