Research shows that young people benefit from mentors. They have more positive attitudes towards school. They develop better social skills and feelings of self-worth. And, they report stronger relationships with parents.
Go ENG Girl invites young women to campuses across the country. Participants meet women engineers and enjoy hands-on activities.
Go ENG Girl at UCalgary
Every Spring, young women in grades 7 to 10 come to campus to meet female engineering professors, professionals and students. They learn about engineering education, research and careers. They try their hand at engineering activities. They take part in interactive engineering design competitions. They enjoy engineering demonstrations by students. And, they hear a panel of successful female engineers. Their parents attend info sessions on engineering education.
Did you know?
The number of women studying engineering has increased in recent years. But, they are still underrepresented in the profession. Go ENG Girl encourages girls to explore their interests in science and technology. They also see, first-hand, that women can have exciting careers in engineering.
A day-long event for high school students that provides a glimpse into life as an engineer
During Women in Engineering Day, about 300 young women in grades 10 and 11 visit UCalgary.
They explore Schulich's labs and meet student mentors. They engage in a fun engineering design challenge. And, they enjoy a panel of successful female engineering alumni, and learn about the amazing careers available to women in this field.
Not only do they find out more about the diverse array of engineering disciplines they can choose from, they get a "day-in-the-life" experience of what studying engineering with us would be like.