Girls Clubs

Please check back for our Fall clubs.

GEM Club

The Girls, Engineering and Mentorship (GEM) Club provides young women with an opportunity to experience the excitement of engineering, science and technology in a fun, hands-on, inclusive environment. Launched in 2009 by the Faculty of Engineering, GEM is part of a national network of Girls’ Clubs which is supported by Actua and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Our goal is to help young women explore and develop an interest in engineering, science and technology, while gaining the confidence required to succeed both in the classroom and beyond. 

Girls Coding Club

In Fall 2013 we introduced our all-new Girls Coding Club! 

Girls Coding Club, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-9

Both Clubs are designed for students with no previous coding knowledge as well as those who have attended DiscoverE Coding Club in the past, and are open to any girl in grades 3-9.



Both GEM and Girls Coding Club will run for nine consecutive Saturdays. Our end of term Open House Wrap-up will run from from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for all groups.

Grades 3-5
GEM Club 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Girls Coding Club 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Grades 6-9
Girls Coding Club 9:00am - 12:00pm
GEM Club 1:00pm - 4:00pm

• The meetings are coordinated by DiscoverE staff and delivered by female volunteers who are currently studying engineering, science, computer science, or education at the University of Alberta.

• The clubs meet for 3 hours on nine consecutive Saturdays in the Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC aka Maier Learning Centre) at the University of Alberta. Parents are invited for an open house on the last session!

• For girls that would like to participate in both clubs, lunch time supervision will be provided. All of our clubs will showcase projects and programs that your children will not have seen in past DiscoverE camps or clubs.

• Each club has a registration cost of $100.00 (parking pass and GST included). We also offer bursaries for those who need them. Click here for more information on bursaries.