UBC Engineering is making a difference in the world. Our Professors, students and alumni are devising solutions to real-world issues. Whether it is finding solutions for the climate emergency at the Clean Energy Research Centre, helping rebuild communities after international emergencies, like alumni Sara Badiei, or simply taking an Electrical Engineering course (ELEC 371) to develop hands-on solutions for medical procedures such as hip replacements. Engineering takes what we have learned from science and applies that knowledge to help people and improve the world around us.
We know that many of the girls that choose to study engineering do so because they want to make a difference and help people. UBC Engineering is encouraging even more girls to explore engineering as a career option and we hope you will help by sharing these exciting opportunities.
Engineering Explorations allows girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in a full-day of hands-on engineering workshops. Find out more info and register here!
Feb 1, 2020: Grade 11 Feb 22, 2020: Grade 10 Mar 14, 2020: Grade 8
Changing the World: Engineering the Future is a full-day event allowing girls in Grade 10-12 to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world by solving engineering challenges and previewing what UBC Engineering student life is like.
Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm UBC Vancouver Campus
Free, lunch is included Register here
Technovation Girls equips young women ages 10-18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems they’ve identified.
The final pitch for Technovation happens in May, but we’ve got some events to help get students started. Find more information and register here!
February 7, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
March 6, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
April 17, 2020: How to Pitch Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
Girl Powered Design Club is an all-girl STEM club for Grades 8-10. Girls will gain experience with hands-on activities, engineering design projects, and student competitions. Find more information and register here!
We also offer the MiniGeers Girls Club for Grades 1-3 and the Codemakers Girl Club for Grades 4-7. Saturday clubs start January 25, 2020, registration will remain open, space permitting.