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Youth Outreach


The CWSE-ON Youth Outreach program seeks to inspire young women in elementary and high school to explore science, engineering and technology and to consider careers in these fields. Events are designed to break down gender stereotypes and present the multitude of opportunities that exist in these exciting areas of discovery and design! As a partner in the Science & Technology Consortium of Ontario, we also aim to connect youth to Ontario's leading researchers through school workshops and community events. If you are a female student or an interested parent or teacher, please browse our site for upcoming events and information, or contact our office to find out how you might get involved!


ready, SET, go!


Ready, SET, go! is a free workshop program that is designed to introduce Ontario students (grades 7-8, 9-12) to the vast array of career opportunities in science, engineering and technology fields. The workshop will help students to understand the difference between working as a scientist, engineer or technologist, and the necessary requirements to get there. The workshop will be presented by a female role model and girls will be challenged to view science and technology in new ways that should appeal to their interests. However, the workshop is fully relevant for both male and female students.

Find out more about how to bring ready, SET, go! to your school.


Codes, Computers, and Communicating with Aliens

Codes, Computers, and Communicating with Aliens is a free, interactive workshop that is designed to introduce Ontario students (grades 7-8, 9-12) to how computers and electronic devices communicate numbers, text, and media. Students learn about how very simple mathematical concepts are applied to make digital technology work, including text messages and digital images. The presenation also teaches students about international efforts to communicate with outer space (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, SETI), using the same digital framework. The workshop is presented by a female role model, and is fully relevant for both male and female students.

Find out more about how to bring Codes, Computers, and Communicating with Aliens to your school.


Facebook Community

Connect by joining one of our Facebook groups. Become part of a community of young women with similar interests and goals. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to share ideas, experiences, plans and challenges. Student and professional mentors are there to answer your question.


YSTOP


Supported by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, members of the Science and Technology Consortium (YSTOP) are committed to raising awareness of educational and career opportunities in science, engineering and technology fields, with an emphasis on reaching young women from rural, remote and under-serviced areas. Through school workshops, summer camps and community events, we connect youth across the province with Ontario's leading researchers and provide them with opportunities to experience the excitement of science and technology discovery.

Take a look at some of our past events.


Links for Girls


Exciting experiments to try at home. Ways to get involved in science and engineering clubs. Find out more about high school and university options.





[email protected] Binary Contest

Students from [email protected] (the "Science @ Guelph Experience") will take part in a workshop with Valerie Davidson and Bethany Deyell entitled "Codes, Computers and Communicating with Aliens."

As part of the continued outreach, students are encouraged to enter a contest to present their binary messages to aliens.  To find out more, click here.





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