Friday, May 3, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, May 5, 2019 (all day)

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 May 3rd - 5th!

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! 

Applications are now open for the conference in May 2019! 

Girls conference

Conference participants will have a full schedule of engineering challenges, workshops, and social activities.

Participants at a workshop

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!

If your application is accepted, you will receive an information package with further details including a packing list and pick-up/drop-off times.

For full details please visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/catalyst/catalyst-grade-11-girls-conference

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