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engineering activities for young peopleWindsor Engineering is offering free, online workshops for students in Grades 3 to 10 on Saturdays in October and November.

Free online engineering workshops offered to Grades 3 to 10 students

From building a roller coaster to a robotic arm, the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Engineering is offering free, online workshops on Saturdays in October and November for students in Grades 3 to 10.

Taking place in a UWindsor virtual classroom, the interactive events will walk participants through a hands-on activity that focuses on an engineering discipline. These events include the faculty’s annual Go ENG Girl sponsored by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering for females in Grades 7 to 10 and also a series of events for all students in Grades 3 to 7 called UWindsor Engineering Saturdays.

For all events, participants will need to have their own supplies to complete the activities. Supplies include common household items readily found around the home that can also be purchased at a minimal cost. A supply list for each activity will be provided to registrants in advance.

Go ENG Girl

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24
    Build your own Roller Coaster. Open to girls in Grades 7 to 10.

UWindsor Engineering Saturdays

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17
    Build a Cardboard Robotic Arm. Open to all students in Grades 3 to 7.
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7
    Build an Extended Grabber. Open to all students in Grades 3 to 7.
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
    The Battle of the Beams. Open to all students in Grades 3 to 7.

Note: UWindsor Engineering Saturdays feature some of the same activities from the Windsor Engineering Lancer Summer Camps held in August 2020. Organizers are planning future events in the series with different activities.

Spaces are limited. To register for Go ENG Girl, visit uwindsor.ca/engineering/495/go-eng-girl.

To register for UWindsor Engineering Saturdays, visit uwindsor.ca/engineering/1206/uwindsor-engineering-saturdays.

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