All-Girls* Events

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COVID-19 Notes: The health and safety of our participants, staff, and of everyone in our community is a top priority here at Geering Up. We are continuing to follow the BC Centre for Disease Control and UBC’s Covid-19 safety guidelines and we will notify you in case of any updates impacting these events.

All-Girls* Events are exciting opportunities for girls across BC to explore how they can use their creativity to help the world. Attendees will learn about engineering design and will enjoy fun, hands-on activities led by current university students and meet inspiring mentors. Connect with other like-minded students and talk to current engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience.

  • Events Run from October 2022 – April 2023
    See the Events Schedule below for specific dates
  • Saturday Sessions: 10AM – 2PM
  • UBC Vancouver Campus
    See the Events Schedule below for specific locations
  • Cost:
    All Events are FREE

 

*If you have a boy that is interested in similar programming, we highly encourage you to explore Geering Up and UBC Engineering events. As well, please be aware that we have an inclusive view of the word “girl” and we welcome trans*, genderqueer and non-binary folks interested in these events.

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Date & TimeEvent DetailsThemeRegistration StatusLocation
October 15, 2022
10AM - 2PM
Girls in Grade 10-12Engineering into the UniverseRegistration Now OpenUBC Vancouver
October 22, 2022
10AM - 2PM
Girls in Grade 8-10Codemakers & CodebreakersRegistration Now OpenQAI | SFU Surrey
November 5, 2022
10AM - 2PM
Girls in Grade 8-9Innovative Engineering: The World of Biomedical TechnologyRegistration Now OpenUBC Vancouver
January 21st, 2023
10AM - 2PM
Girls in Grade 10-12Invitation to CreateRegistration Opening in OctoberUBC Vancouver
February 25th, 2023
10AM- 2PM
Girls in Grade 8-9 Sustainability for our FutureRegistration Opening in OctoberUBC Vancouver
March 4th. 2023
10AM - 02PM
Girls in Grade 8-10Technology Today : Driving Solutions in our Modern WorldRegistration Opening in OctoberTBA

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

Sustainability for our Future

Do you want to learn more about how we can create a sustainable future on a large scale? Everyday, sustainability becomes more and more important. Learn how modern day engineers are incorporating sustainability principles into the world of engineering to work towards creating a sustainable future.

Through discussions, research, and the use of the engineering design cycle this event will bring us together so we can ideate new solutions that have the potential to directly impact future generations.

 

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 8-9

Technology Today: Driving Solutions in our Modern World

Modern problems require modern solutions. As technology continues to evolve in our daily lives, we are able to leverage new technologies for new applications to help solve big problems. In this event, explore the exciting worlds of Modern Technology and Quantum Computing and learn how they are helping to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Taught by current university students, this event will provide a hands-on learning experience where participants will get to ideate, design and create some amazing projects using technology

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 8-9-10

Innovative Engineering: The World of Biomedical Technologies

Biomedical technologies are driving the future of medicine. Are you interested in learning how we can apply engineering design concepts to biological and medical purposes? Through experimentation, ideation and creation, this event will explore genome editing techniques, various functions of our cells and human centered design. We will research, design and build as we learn more about the technologies that will shape the future of healthcare.

This event is offered in cooperation with ONWiE.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 8-9

Engineering into the Universe

Did you know that space is 100 vertical Kilometers away from the surface of the Earth? What does it take to engineer devices that will travel those 100 kilometers and beyond? Well get ready to blast off into the unknown and discover the science and engineering behind some of the most innovative technology in space. By combining your creativity and design skills, you can ideate and design your own versions of the innovative engineering that is helping us explore the universe and expand our knowledge.  There will also be a fascinating presentation by UBC Rocket!

This event is offered in cooperation with ONWiE.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 10-11-12

Invitation to Create

Problem solving is a key aspect of engineering. With each problem that is discovered, there is a greater need to create using inventive shapes, materials and ideas. Join us for this event as we investigate existing engineering problems and use our creativity and design skills to find innovative and unique ways to solve them. Using the engineering design cycle, we will build and test awesome projects that help us explore the strength of different shapes and materials.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 10-11-12

Codemakers & Codebreakers

We are living in the middle of the Information Age- now, more than ever, people from all across the globe have access to all corners of the internet and its contents. This has also presented the challenge of keeping that information secure and away from prying eyes. Working in teams, you will get a chance to make codes, break codes, send secret messages, intercept communications, and so much more!

This event is offered in cooperation with the Quantum Algorithm Institute.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 8-9-10