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Women in Engineering and Computer Science Day

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Engineering and Computer Science Building, Rm 660

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road

Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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Calling Grades 10, 11 and 12 girls!

Do you know a girl in Grade 10, 11 or 12 who wants to make the world a better place?

Bring her to UVic on Oct. 2 to find out why women are choosing a degree in engineering as their pathway to an exciting, flexible and meaningful career. Engineers are problem solvers and innovators. They’re found in every field – designing medical technologies, solving complex water issues, working in robotics and artificial intelligence, developing interactive entertainment, and so much more!

UVic is hosting a free event to provide local girls the chance to learn more about engineering. The evening’s lineup – which includes a hands-on team activity, stories from students and professionals in engineering, and a tasty pizza dinner – is sure to keep participants engaged:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Engineering and Computer Science Bldg. (ECS), Rm. 660

Note: Please have the UVic media release and liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior to this event.

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Sign in and mingle.

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Take part in a hands-on engineering challenge, where groups of four girls will work together to solve challenges set by four UVic engineering clubs – Rocketry Club, Submarine Club, Formula SAE Racing Club and Biomedical Club. Teams will have 90 minutes to solve their challenge for a chance to win prizes.

7:00 – 8:30 pm

During dinner, participants will hear from four inspiring women engineers:

  • Dr. Tara Troy, of UVic’s Civil Engineering Department, whose key research areas include sustainable water resources and the hydrologic impacts of climate change;

  • Susan MacDougall, P. Eng., of Focal Engineering, a firm that focuses on energy efficiency, sustainability and energy modelling for new and existing buildings.

  • Dr. Riham AlTawy, of UVic’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, whose research areas include: Internet of Things security, blockchain, and cryptography.

  • Lucy Kryachok, E.I.T., a Design Engineer at Rocky Point Engineering, whose firm focuses on mechanical building systems.

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Engineering and Computer Science Building, Rm 660

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road

Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Canada

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