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Go ENG Girl

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Engineering invites Grade 7 to 10 girls to explore the field of engineering at its annual Go ENG Girl event.

Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be held virtually. Sponsored by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, Go ENG Girl is an opportunity for Grade 7 to 10 girls to learn from female professionals, academics and students who are excelling in engineering. The free event features hands-on activities.

Go ENG Girl virtual event
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 23, 2021

Building A Cardboard Robotic Arm

Participants will build a cardboard robotic arm that is activated by pulling on strings. Their design will be able to pick up small items off the ground with a hook attached to the end and will have the movement and resemblance of real robotic arms. From assembling car parts to the Canadarm on the space shuttle, robotic arms are used in a variety of ways to perform complex and human-like tasks in many applications all over the world and engineers are at the forefront of all these latest innovations.

Note – participants must gather supplies on hand prior to the event. These are common household items, or can be purchased for minimal cost at any Dollar Store.

Supplies Needed

  • corrugated cardboard (e.g., Amazon boxes from recycling bin) 
  • masking tape OR duct tape 
  • string OR fishing line 
  • large straws (two minimum) 
  • paper clips (two minimum) 
  • skewer OR paper fasteners 
  • scissors 
  • pencil 
  • ruler OR measuring tape 


Registration is now open


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