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GirlSET

July 4–15, 2022

Girls Summer Engineering and Technology
Online Program

Studying engineering and technology encourages creativity, innovation and leadership to make a difference in society.


This two-week program provides engineering experience for girls currently in grades 8 to 11. With design challenges and informative activities, GirlSET aims to encourage young women to pursue engineering as a career. 

The program is divided into Zoom sessions that may last up to 3 hours with a new topic each session, giving students a thorough glimpse of engineering as a discipline.

Participants will be mentored by Concordia University’s most innovative engineering students and faculty members.

In addition to building critical problem-solving, analytical thinking and innovative design skills, students will learn about computer game creation, building engineering, artificial intelligence and software engineering, among many other topics.


GirlSET 2022 program schedule

 Zoom links will be emailed.


Week 1: July 4–8
Mon. July 4
10 to 10:15 a.m. Welcome & Zoom instruction
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Dean's welcome
10:30 to 11 a.m. Distinguished speakers' talk: Dr. Cody
11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bombardier WIE-CLE case studies & WIE-CLE journeys
Tues. July 5
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The heart beats with robots?!
12 to 1 p.m. Concordia students talk about their journey in an engineering program
Wed. July 6
10 to 11:30 a.m. Let's talk science!
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nanabush and flight
Thurs. July 7
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Software engineering & artificial intelligence
Fri. July 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Building structures: The real world

Week 2: July 11–15
Mon. July 11
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What is chemical engineering?
Tues. July 12
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What is a microcontroller? What can we do with a microcontroller?
*Tinkercad account needs to be created in advance.
Instructions will be emailed.
Wed. July 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Industrial engineers can do anything!
*Arena software needs to be installed in advance. 
See the tutorial to install the software.
Thurs. July 14
10 to 11:30 a.m. What is electrical engineering?
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Can AI innovations transform the healthcare industry?
Fri. July 15
10 to 11:30 a.m. Conclusion, discussion and feedback
11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Panel discussion: Women in engineering
12:40 to 1 p.m. Closing remarks by Associate Dean
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