We are pleased to offer the S.M.A.R.T. Program (Science, Math, and Relevant Technology) for the 6th year. This 7 session program is designed to introduce girls aged 10-14* to engineering concepts. The program will consist of weekly 3 hour sessions that will include discussions of basic scientific theory as well as activities that will reinforce engineering principles and introduce the engineering disciplines.
Girls are often overly cautious in the lab or on the playground and have few chances to assess risks and solve problems on their own. This program creates a safe space to let girls learn to embrace their intellectual curiosity and trust their own judgment.
With generous financial support from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Suncor Energy Inc. the Fort McMurray United Way and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Education Foundation this program is free of charge. We work hard to remove financial barriers to ensure that we are able to uphold our mantra of “Inspiring ALL girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.”
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturdays beginning Sep 16- Nov 4, 2017
Location: Walter and Gladys Hill Public School
3-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1S5
Sep 16 – Intro Session
Sep 23 – Mechanical Engineering /Aeronautics
Sep 30 – Electrical Engineering
Oct 7 — NO Session –Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 14 – Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Oct 21 – Oil Sands Discovery Center Visit
Oct 28 – Civil Engineering and Halloween
Nov 4 – Computer Science
Parents must fill the Registration and Waiver forms that Can be Downloaded here: Girls Inc. Northern Alberta Program Registration & Waiver Form.
*Girls must be a minimum of 10 years of age first day of class. (Proof of age maybe requested)