Are you a grade 11 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of Waterloo for an overnight girls conference in May!
The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 11 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of Waterloo, meet engineering students, compete in a design competition, and experience life in residence!
This year's conference was held April 27th to 29th, 2018. Spots are limited to 50 female students, so make sure you get your application in early for 2018!
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Conference participants will have a full schedule of engineering challenges, workshops, and social activities.
Workshops: Explore the unique world of engineering through workshops presented by some amazing engineers in Waterloo. Through these workshops, you will discover the variety of engineering careers, some amazing things engineers do and learn about what your life as an engineer could be like.
Design challenge: After learning about what engineers do you will get the chance to be an engineer for a day by competing in a design challenge!
You will be given a task to complete and receive a crash course in the engineering design cycle. Using your newly acquired knowledge, you will design and engineer a device to complete the task.
Residence Life: During the conference, you will be staying in a university residence. This will give you a taste of what living in residence is like by staying in the rooms and eating in the cafeteria. You can also chat with current engineering undergraduate students about tips for living in residence!
This conference has a limited capacity. For this reason, we require an application to be completed and submitted for acceptance. Applications open December 1, 2017!
To be considered, your application must include:
Successful applicants will be asked to pay a $200 registration fee. Bursaries are available for those in financial need. Find out more about fees.
Applications for conference ambassadors will open in December 2017. Thank you for your interest!