Winter 2024 Youth Programming

Women in Engineering (WiE) supports current women-identifying engineers and students while encouraging the next generation of women to pursue careers in engineering. This program was established to address the issues that women engineers face and encourage more girls to pursue engineering and better reflect the gender ratio of the general population within the profession. Women in Engineering offers programming for girls and non-binary youth throughout the school year.

Registration for our Winter 2024 WiE programs is now open!

To register for the programs below you will have to create an account with our registration system. If you already have one created, perfect! If you have not created an account with us yet, you can do so by following our registration guidelines.

Adventures in Motion Club Poster with airplanes

Adventures in Motion After School Club

Thursday evenings starting February 1st-February 22nd; 6:00PM-8:00PM

Girls and Non-binary youth in grades 5-7

University of Waterloo Main Campus 

Join us on a journey into the world of transportation engineering with our 4-week club designed for girls and non-binary youth in grades 5-7 who are ready to explore, create, and innovate! Each week of this club will focus on a different transportation system and the roles engineers play in keeping everyone safe while in motion! We will also explore how engineers working in transportation are working towards a more sustainable future!

Go Code Girl event poster with image of girls looking at a computer

Go CODE Girl

Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00am-12:00pm 

Girls and non-binary youth in grades 7-10 

University of Waterloo Main Campus 

This program is a FREE and exciting opportunity for Grade 7 - 10 youth who identify as girls or non-binary, to learn about the wonderful fields of technology, computing and software engineering. Meet current engineering students, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in awesome activities! Parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to participate in activities and information sessions.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event poster with image of girls playing with cubelets

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Thursday, March 7th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Girls and non-binary youth in grades 5-7

University of Waterloo Main Campus 

Join us for an introduction to Engineering! This is a FREE program for girls and non-binary youth in grades 5-7. Participants will get the chance to hear from a guest speaker, engage in hands-on Engineering activities, and tour a cool engineering space on campus! Come get a taste of what engineering is all about!

Exploring Nature Through STEM club event poster

Exploring Nature Through STEM After School Club

Thursday evenings starting March 21st-April 11th; 4:30PM-6:30PM

Girls and non-binary youth in grades 3-4

University of Waterloo Main Campus 

Embark on a magical journey into the workings of nature with our exciting 4-week after-school club designed for curious girls and non-binary youth in grades 3-4. Join us as we learn about the wonders of nature through STEM activities!

Catalyst Conference

Are you a grade 11 girl or non-binary student curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like?

Join us for the Catalyst Conference happening on April 27th-28th, 2024!

What to expect:

  • Workshops: Learn more about the world of engineering through workshops hosted by waterloo engineers!
  • Design Challenge: Become an engineer for the day and utilize the engineering design cycle to solve your design challenge
  • Residence Life: During the conference, you will be staying in a university residence. Get a taste of residence life and meet new people!

Please note this is an overnight event, open to grade 11 students. Application is required as limited space is available. 

Applications are now open!