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Explore IT

Each spring, the Schulich School of Engineering hosts a one-day, hands-on conference to give young women in grade 9 a taste of what it’s like to work in the expanding field of information and communication technology (ICT).

The Explore IT conference is designed to raise awareness of the career opportunities that exist in ICT, engineering and science. Using state-of-the-art technology, over 600 girls get the opportunity to discover and explore technology in a fun, interactive environment.

Inspiring a new generation

Key objectives of the Explore IT conference:

  • Excite young women about fun, creative, and socially relevant opportunities that exist in ICT
  • Spark their interest in ICT and other science and technology careers
  • Encourage students to keep their future options open by taking higher-level math and science courses in high school

Explore IT is held simultaneously at the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, and Mount Royal University.

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