Calling All Girls!
Girl’s Night Out - A special night of inspiration, exploration, and innovation!
October 16th, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Are you creative? Innovative? Want to help solve problems in the world around you? Join us to learn more about amazing people who do just that — engineers.
Engineers help change the lives of people in their community and around the world. Discover how you can be a part of making a difference. Meet young women engineers and learn more about what they do and why they do it.
At Girls Night Out you’ll meet other girls just like you. You’ll be inspired to take action and work together to solve a problem.
What will you do at Girls Night Out?
We’ll start with a VIP welcome reception, including mocktails at the Kramer IMAX Theatre, followed by a viewing of the IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. After the film you’ll meet a variety of women working as professional engineers, ask questions, and work together on an innovation challenge.
Does your child, or do you know a student who excels in creative thought and problem solving? One that wants to help others in a meaningful way?
Girls Night Out is an evening for girls* between ages 14 to 18 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Centre and the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). A parent/guardian or teacher is welcome to attend with the teen participant.
Join professional engineers in an exciting night of exploration and real world problem solving. Meet women working in engineering fields, watch Dream Big: Engineering Our World in IMAX, and take part in a hands-on problem solving challenge.
This evening is free of charge and an opportunity for girls to learn about the true nature of engineering from a female perspective.
How do I register?
Girls Night Out is anticipated to be a popular event and registration will be required. Registration opens September 20th, 2017 and closes on October 12th, 2017 at 8pm. Please fill out one registration form per child and parent/guardian attending.
Fill out this form to apply. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after applications close.
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Why is this event necessary?
Even today, women remain underrepresented in the engineering profession. Even though half of the Canadian population are women, only 13% of licensed practicing engineers are women. As of 2015, in Saskatchewan, there were only 15% of newly licensed engineers that were women. The Saskatchewan Science Centre and APEGS wants to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career choice.
If you have a boy that is interested in similar programming, we highly encourage you to explore our Day Camps. Our Day Camps focus on STEAM education and allow for innovative and creative thinking.
*Please be aware that we have an inclusive view of the word “girl” and we welcome trans, gender queer and non-binary folks interested in our event.
I'm a teacher, can I bring my class?
As this program is specially designed for girls and their accompanying parent or guardian, we cannot accept class or organization bookings at this time.
On October 16 and 17 APEGS is also hosting a professional development workshop that may be of interest to you. Find out more about Full STEAM ahead on their website at www.apegs.ca.