GoENGGirl program connects girls with female engineering faculty, students

The Ontario Network of Women in Engineering’s GoENGGirl program will host an event at York University’s Keele Campus on Nov. 24, inviting girls in Grades 7 to 10 to participate in hands-on engineering activities.

Participants will also have an opportunity to engage with guest speakers and interact with female faculty members and undergraduate students from the Lassonde School of Engineering. Parents are welcome to attend for an informative Q-and-A session about the field of engineering.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building.

This effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is an important part of Lassonde’s mission for 50:50 gender parity in its programs. Lassonde is committed to attracting top talent – including women – into the field of engineering. Women are integral to creating the world’s future community of compassionate, skilled and passionate engineers.

The agenda for the day includes:

• 9 to 9:20 a.m. – registration
• 9:20 to 9:50 a.m. – welcoming ceremony (Amy Gaukel and MC)
• 9:50 to 10 a.m. – 50-50 challenge with Marisa Sterling
• 10 to 11 a.m. – parents session with guest speaker Alison Advani from Shopify; students: designing systems for distributing and cleaning our water with Lassonde school of Engineering student ambassadors
• 11 to 11:30 a.m. – join students for update on activity progress
• 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – demonstration (parents and participants)
• 12:15 to 1 p.m. – lunch and farewell ceremony

There will be a free lunch for participants. Register online at events.onwie.ca.