Special Events

Connections Engineering Outreach hosts a variety of special events for female students throughout the year!
More information as well as registration details can be found below. 

Event Options

What do our events look like?

Connections hosts Go ENG Girl in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). This free virtual event provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-11 across Ontario to  learn from women in the engineering profession, academics, and students about the wonderful world of engineering.

This year’s theme: Girls in STEM X The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

Event Date:  October 23, 2021

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Connections hosts Go CODE Girl in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). This free event provides is open to girls in grades 7 to 11. Go CODE Girl will educate, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue education in technology, computing and engineering. 

This year’s theme:  TBD

Event Date: Winter 2022

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Connections hosts  EngSci Day in partnership with the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE). This FREE event provides girls currently in grades 1-6 are invited to join WiSE for a weekend full of science experiments.  Participants and their families are encouraged to explore these experiments at their own pace throughout the weekend. 

This year’s theme:  TBD

Event Date: November 13-14, 2021

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Connections hosts Badge Day in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) and Girl Guides of Kingston. This free event is open to girls ages 9-11. Participants must complete all the requirements for this badge through fun and interactive stations facilitated by university staff and students.

This year’s theme: TBD

Event Date: Spring 2022

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Qualified Instructors

Connections events are hosted by full-time staff with a background in education, and are often supported by undergraduate engineering students. Staff are trained in First Aid, and have reviewed University safety policies. 

Materials and Technology

Connections will provide a complete set of any material or technology required for our workshops. Participants will be notified should they be required to provide any materials.

Full Day of Instruction

Most of our events begin in the morning and end mid-afternoon. That means that participants receive a full day of hands-on instruction. Snacks and meals are provided during these events. So, please make sure to keep us informed of dietary restrictions and allergies!

Engaging, Hands-on Experience

All of our introductory engineering workshops have been designed so that students learn the basics and apply their knowledge to a hands-on engineering activity.