WIE Outreach is a part of WIE. It works in the wider Montreal community. Through its programming, it hopes to inform and inspire female students, as well as build their conﬁdence so that they are able to pursue careers in engineering. It also aspires to increase digital and technical literacy.
WIE Change the World Conference
We host this engineering workshop at different high schools, for 15 and 16 year olds. It is held over two days. The students are split into small groups and are given a societal problem. They watch a short video explaining the situation. They then must brainstorm and find an optimal and original solution. The following day, they present their solution to the class as well as the judge panel. This activity is meant to introduce the students to the different facets of engineering.
Engineering Student For a Day/Night
Explore your next steps with Concordia University! Women in engineering are bringing you presentations from women in the professional field, female engineering students and members from different student societies at Concordia. We'll show you around the different engineering labs, showcasing the diverse projects and unique opportunities available!
Elementary School Outreach
WIE has been collaborating with Roslyn Elementary school for the last 3 years. We visit every Thursday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to hold science workshops for Grade 3 & 4 students. Some of the activities include building bridges, potato batteries, building a geodesic dome and more. These activities help encourage students to take an interest in science at an early age.
High School & CEGEP Outreach
WIE represent Concordia University at high schools and CEGEPs and hold interactive presentations on choosing Engineering as a career path. Students, especially young women, often lack the knowledge or are misinformed about Engineering. Therefore, our WIE representatives visit to inform students about the broad field of Engineering, the Concordia University experience, the rewarding industry and its problem-solving nature. We are present to inspire young women to and young men to support their fellow peers. All the material, including the presentation is ready for you! Our directors will help with any questions, as well as attend and participate with you the day of the event
This two-week program provides hands-on engineering experience for girls in grades 9 to 11 and first year of CEGEP. With design challenges, interactive labs and informative activities, GirlSET aims to encourage young women to pursue engineering as a career choice.
3D Printing Workshop
This activity is hosted at different high schools. We give a brief presentation explaining the basics of 3D printing. Then, a tutorial is given to the students on various computer programs for design (Google Sketchup, TinkerCAD, etc.). The students then create an intricate object that we then print for them.
WIE has been maintaining our relationship with YWCA and Southeast Asian Women Community Centre. We believe it’s important to understand the needs of community centres and gathering a team to respond to these needs. At SAWCC, WIE representatives teach basic computer skills and help with resume writing that may help the women find a job. This year, we will be visiting Fridays, either morning or evening.
Roslyn Science Workshops
We host weekly science activities at Roslyn Elementary school. A brief presentation is given explaining the scientific theory behind the activity. Then, the students participate in the interactive science experiment. These activities consist of building newspaper bridges, creating catapults with recycled materials, making lava lamps, and many more. The students are exposed to the more practical side of science.
Heather Barton Science Club
We hosts science workshop for an extracurricular children’s science club. A brief presentation is given explaining the scientific theory behind the activity. Then, the students participate in the interactive science experiment. These activities consist of building newspaper bridges, creating catapults with recycled materials, making lava lamps, and many more. The students are exposed to the more practical side of science.