Are you a female high school student? Join Connections Engineering Outreach’s Girls’ Club!
Girls’ Club is designed to support young female (grade 9-12) students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This FREE program offers participants the opportunity to explore and discover STEM subjects while working with Queen’s staff, faculty and students. Our goal is to inspire participants while building confidence and leadership skills that participants can carry into their futures.
Join us for our monthly Girls’ Club meetings! Meetings take place on Tuesday evenings. As a results of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all Connections Engineering Outreach programs will be hosted virtually unless stated otherwise. This includes the the Girls’ Club programs.
Alexa, add Girls’ Club to my calendar on October 20!
During this session, students will use creativity and innovative thinking to create an Alexa skill that solves a specific problem that people face in their daily lives. To do so, participants will use problem framing techniques and an online Alexa simulator to test their creations!
Have you ever wondered how magnets work? If you answered yes, then look no further – this workshop is for you!
We’re talking all things magnets: from compasses and Earth’s magnetic fields to the relationship between electricity and magnetism. We’ll start from the basics with the parts of a magnet, magnetic fields and why magnets repel and attract. Then, we’ll discuss objects and materials that are magnetic, followed by some examples of how magnetism is used in nature and how we use it in technology. We’ll discuss how we can use electricity to produce a magnetic field, then we’ll apply these concepts to build an electro-magnetic train and a spinning, tiny dancer.
For decades humans have contemplated living in space. During this workshop students will continue that brainstorming process!
Participants will use the engineering design process to explore solutions and designs to recover water in space. Space water recovery systems must be able to either filter, reused or recycle water used on the International Space Station.
Thinking of a future in engineering?
This workshop will provide the students with an overview of the engineering programs at Queen’s University and why engineering problem solving skills are in high demand. The students will then apply the engineering design process to a personal and career growth activity.
Girls' Club Pricing
Thanks to the generosity of the Actua Network and their national funders, there are no fees associated with the Girls’ Club program
Frequently asked questions
It is expected that participants come dressed appropriately for both the weather and a variety of activities – students should wear comfortable footwear.
If there are other specific materials/items required for the event Connections Engineering Outreach will ensure that this information is provided to parents/guardians in advance.
Girls’ Club events will include snacks and dinner.
Queen’s University is NOT a nut-free environment. Connections Engineering Outreach works closely with all guests to campus who self-identify their allergies and food restrictions to make appropriate accommodations. Therefore, it is important to provide Connections with all necessary dietary and medical information when registering and update us on any changes to your medical history so that we can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable dining experience while you are on campus.