Grade completed : 2 to 6
To address the underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, the goal of this program is to offer a favorable environment for young girls to discover the wonders and merits of science & engineering. The instructor of GirlSci will be a female science or engineering student. In our GirlSci camps, young girls will get the opportunity to discover and learn through chemistry experiments, dissections, physics challenges, 3D printing, electrical circuits, robotics & much more! Participants will gain access to our various university labs such as: the uOtttawa Richard L'Abbé Makerspace, the electrical engineering lab, and the chemistry lab. Campers will get the opportunity to build and create a wide array of projects such as custom-designed 3D models, mechanical machines, and circuits.
Projects are specifically designed for the specific age group and are different every year. GirlSci camp projects change week-by-week and are not cumulative, so a participant may register for only GirlSci 2 without requiring GirlSci 1. Additionally, a participant may register for all four weeks without repeating any projects. Please note that this program may be run bilingually (French and English girls may be placed together, with a bilingual instructor).
Throughout the week the participant will get the chance to play indoor and outdoor games.