Go ENG Girl returns to inspire the next generation of women engineers

Go ENG Girl 2016
Lassonde students guide Go ENG Girl participants in a hands-on learning activity during a previous year’s event

On Saturday, Oct. 5, York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering will once again host the annual Go ENG Girl event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence on the Keele Campus.

Go ENG Girl is a free event organized by Ontario’s top universities, in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, offering girls in Grades 7 and 8 the chance to learn more about engineering through a series of fun, hands-on activities and exhibits.

This effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) 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.

Female undergraduate students and professional engineers will take part in the day to share their stories of passion, inspiration and success. Accompanying parents and guardians are also encouraged to participate, with an information session on engineering career pathways just for them.

The agenda for the day will include the following:

• 9 to 9:30 a.m. – registration
• 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. – welcome
• 9:45 to 10 a.m. – guest speaker from Hatch, Maheen Sani
• 10 to 10:45 a.m. – the Great Spaghetti Bridge Challenge
• 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. – parent session: STEM educator Isha Decoito
• 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. – student activity: Hello Café – disaster-proof road systems
• 12 to 12:15 p.m. – testing demonstrations (parents and students)
• 12:15 to 1 p.m. – lunch and farewell

Go ENG Girl is a popular event that often fills up, so register now to guarantee your spot. This event is reserved for girls – which is interpreted in the broadest sense of the word.

For more information, visit lassonde.yorku.ca/go-eng-girl-2019 or contact Sonia Szubelak at ext. 44019 or outreach@lassonde.yorku.ca.