girlSTEM Saturdays

GirlSTEM Saturdays is a free program offered to girls aged 11 to 15, allowing them to discover science and engineering in a fun and interactive environment. The program is delivered by women who have backgrounds in these topics and who are passionate about spreading enthusiasm amongst young girls for science and engineering. GirlSTEM Saturday participants will have to opportunity to meet and to be mentored by women who work in sciences and engineering while learning new and related activities.

GirlSTEM Saturdays is offered by BrainSTEM Alliance and will held on consecutive Saturdays from October 13th until November 3rd at Cape Breton University from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Things to note:

  • Spots are limited
  • We ask that each participant brings their own lunch (light snacks and refreshments will be provided).
  • On November 3 we will have a free pizza lunch for participants. Please note any dietary restrictions or food allergies in the form below, or bring a lunch with you on this day.
  • Each participant is required to have a signed copy of our Safety Waiver before they can participate in girlSTEM activities. Please make sure you download, sign, and bring a copy with you.
Date Topic Tentative Activities
13-October-2018 Mechanical and Civil Engineering What is an Engineer?, Build a Rollercoaster, Engineering Design and Project Management, Egg Drop, Marshmallow Structures, Newspaper Bridge
20-October-2018 Chemistry and Materials Engineering Introduction to materials, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Science behind Fireworks, Soap/Bath Balms, Molecular Model Building
27-October-2018 Computer Programming and Chemical Engineering Computer Programing, Process Flow Diagrams, Process Simulation, Distillation Tower, Insulated building simulation
3-November-2018 Electrical and Environmental Engineering Circuits Diagram, Build a Circuit, Build a Wind Turbine, Dance-Dance Revolution

Register for girlSTEM Saturdays

  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Please download this Safety Waiver and bring a signed copy with you on October 13.