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Our newest program, Girls Mean Business, aims to encourage female and non-binary youth to explore technology and entrepreneurship. The program includes a series of hands-on programs for students in grades 6 through 12 that guide participants through parts of the lifecycle of becoming a technology entrepreneur. Parents and teachers are encouraged to be mentors for the girls, learning alongside them when possible!


Schedule

Workshop dates are being added, keep an eye on this webpage or join our mailing list to stay up to date. In the meantime, check out what we have scheduled thus far!


    Robotics

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    Saturday, March 6 1:00 - 2:30pm EST | Register

    Work in the field of robotics has led to advances in medicine, food, communication and beyond. The University of Waterloo Robotics Team has put together a program that looks at the design cycle while creating a new tool to contribute to industry.

    Students will get to try their hands at using TinkerCAD, an online app that lets users try their hands at 3D modelling. Students are advised to have a TinkerCAD personal account created before the workshop.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Working in a team to think of an idea
    • Prototype a machine for the food industry

    Attendees will automatically be entered in a draw to win a micro:bit to kickstart their learning about robotics and prototyping!

    Loaner laptops are available to those who need them, we have a limited amount and will share them on a first come, first serve basis.


    Digital Media Marketing

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    Coming soon in Spring 2021! Local marketing agency, Evergreen, are getting ready to teach you what it takes to be a marketing master!


    Past workshops

    Ideation

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    Rachel Pautler, a project manager at Zown, takes you through all you need to know about making your problem into a solution.

    Upon registration, students will be added to a Google Classroom with some short videos and worksheets created by Rachel to help them think of an idea! A process that is very similar to what entrepreneurs do when starting a business. We will then have a live virtual session where students will get to share their ideas with each other.


    Cybersecurity and Networks

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    Keeping our information secure online is so important as we use it more and more in our daily lives. Learn about how cybersecurity specialists work to keep us safe and play a game to try it out with Bailey and Miti!

    Through the use of a network simulator game (CS4G Netsim, created by Erinn Atwater and Cecylia Bocovich) this workshop introduces participants to foundations of computer networks and their security.

    Participants will be able to perform realistic network attacks within the confines of the game that correspond to real network attacks. We will conclude with examples of the implications of the attacks demonstrated and potential defenses that are used to protect computer networks.


    Community Partners

    We are very grateful to our community partners who support this program!

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