Connections Engineering Outreach and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are offering this GIRLS ONLY session of QSEA as a commitment to removing barriers for women and girls in science, and engaging and inspiring a love of curious thought about the world around us.
This program presents students with an overview of engineering using age-appropriate, and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. Participants will work with female instructors as they participate in activities that promote collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. To register for the course, families will be asked to pay a holding deposit, that will be fully refunded after participating in the course.
Please find more information about about our course offerings below:
Introduction to Engineering (Currently in Grades 1 and 2)
This session will introduce participants to engineering through fun, hands-on learning opportunities that connect to the Ontario curriculum. This course has been planned to introduce young girls to the wonderful world of STEM! Activities have been designed to engage students while remaining age-appropriate.
Engineering our Environment and Current Cities (Currently in Grades 3 and 4)
This session will be taking a look at the variety of engineering disciplines from an environmental lens as well as exploring the field of civil engineering by profiling Sarah Guppy, Nora Stanton Bentley, and other influential women that have helped to shape the field of engineering.. Participants will be guided through a variety of hands-on engineering activities and how to code using the 3D/virtual reality website, CoSpaces
Girls in Space & Coding a Healthy Life (Currently in Grades 5 and 6)
During this session, participants will explore a variety of engineering disciplines to better understand space. This session will also take a look at engineering solutions to support every day life including mental health and active living. Participants will be tasked with building their own simulators and running a series of experiments. They will also be introduced to coding through the 3D/virtual reality website, CoSpaces and the micro:bit.