Girls In Engineering Day
Girls in Engineering Day is an interactive hackathon-style experience where the students will work in teams to complete an engineering themed design project.
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August 5, 2023
University of Toronto, St George Campus
Designed for girls in Grades 5–8, Girls in Engineering Day is an interactive hackathon-style experience where the students will work in teams to complete an engineering themed design project.
This year, our program will focus on robotics and space exploration, where students must use mechanical, electrical and software engineering principles to build their very own mars rover.
Each of the workshops are led by current Undergraduate and Graduate students studying at the University of Toronto in the fields science and engineering, who share will their experiences and excitement for their program of study.
At the end of our workshops, students will be given the opportunity to present their final designs to a panel of judges who will evaluate each teams’ knowledge, technical skills, and creativity in design.
Designed for girls in grades 5–8, Girls in Engineering Day is an interactive hackathon-style experience where students will work in teams to complete an engineering themed design project. The day will consist of three workshops, during which students will learn about concepts related to robotics and space exploration, and be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in hands-on activities. At the end of the day, students will compete in an interdisciplinary design project which allows them to demonstrate their learning in exciting and creative ways.
August 5, 2023
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Check-in
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Opening Ceremonies
9:45 AM – 12 PM | Workshops
12 PM – 1: 00 PM | Lunch
1 PM – 4:00 PM | Hacking time!
4 PM – 5:00 PM | Closing Ceremonies
5:00 PM | Dismissal
How to Qualify and Register
This program is offered to girls in Grades 5-8 (2022/2023 academic year.)
Creating an Active Account
If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.
Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.
If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.
Cancellation requests must be received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.
Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Workshops & Sessions
Mastering Mechanical Design
In this workshop, students will explore the fascinating challenges of building a rover fit for the rugged Martian terrain. Students will dive into the world of rover body design as they learn about materials, weight distribution, and the importance of sturdy construction.
Igniting the Spark
In this workshop, students will delve into the exciting realm of electrical components and their crucial role in making a rover come alive. Students will learn about integrating sensors, autonomous movements, batteries, and remote controllers into their rover design as they learn how to power their rover to navigate the Martian terrain.
Final rover design and obstacle course
In this final workshop, students will bring together all the knowledge and skills they've acquired to build their very own Mars rover from scratch. From the mechanical and structural design to the intricate electrical components, students will get to use their creativity to make their vision a reality. Afterwards, students can put their rover to the test in an obstacle course that simulates the challenging Martian landscape.