Register now for Girls, Engineering and Mentorship (GEM) Club!
Girls from Grade 3 – 9 are getting a behind-the-scenes look at engineering in the University of Alberta’s Girls, Engineering and Mentorship (GEM) Club. Under the mentorship of female U of A students, the girls make new friends and learn about the science behind everyday phenomena in a fun, creative environment.
GEM helps help develop leadership, teamwork, presentation and problem-solving skills. GEM Club members use their new knowledge to design and create devices like pinball machines, catapults and battery-powered cars, and learn to use leading-edge computer software.
Female guest mentors get the girls excited about futures in engineering and technology, sharing their experiences, and tours through research labs and machine shops give GEM Club members a front-row seat to see engineering in action.
Registration for the GEM Club winter session, running for nine Saturdays from Jan. 26 to Mar. 23, is now open at the GEM Club website.
GEM is part of a national network of girls’ clubs and is supported by Actua and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. GEM’s goal is to help young women explore and develop an interest in engineering, science and technology, while gaining the confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond.