Special Events

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DiscoverE can bring engaging STEM activities and challenges to your special event! Contact us at decoord@ualberta.ca to book your event!

Upcoming Events

  • Go Code Girl - February 17th
  • APEGA Science Olympics - February 24th
  • Alberta Girls in Engineering and Technology Summit - February 23rd - 25th 

Go Code Girl

Date: February 17th
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Event contact: Jaymie Curilla
Email contact: decoord@ualberta.ca
Phone contact:780-492-8779

Go Code Girl! provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7 to 11 to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development, and to discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields. Combining technology and craft, the girls will bring creation to life and meet awesome mentors! This event will equip girls with the digital skills needed for today’s digital world. At this year's event, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice programming using Python.

Register now! Select "Go Code Girl" on the ONWiE registration page.

Alberta Girls Engineering & Technology Summit (AGENTS)

Date: February 23rd to 25th
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can
Event contact: Canada Learning to Code
Email contact: info@canadalearningcode.ca

This event is for female-identifying students in grades 10, 11, or 12 with an interest in engineering, physics, math, or computers. Bonus if you're into art, too!

This incredible event is the first of its kind, inviting promising young women like YOU, from both rural and urban Alberta communities, to participate in a weekend of top-tier engineering and computer science events, from February 23rd-25th, 2018. You'll have an opportunity to attend events across Edmonton including the University of Alberta Engineering campus, Jobber, and the home of our title sponsor: BioWare! You'll participate in engineering, and computer programming challenges, industry panels, and a once-in-a-lifetime brunch with some of the best and brightest women in the Canadian STEM community. This Summit has the potential to be a gamechanger in your life.

Attend one, two, or all three days of the summit. We want as many girls as possible to come, from anywhere across Alberta, but we know that a long drive might make it hard to come for the whole weekend.

Find out more and register for tickets on Eventbrite.

Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) Day Camp

Date: Saturday, June 2nd
Venue: Sutton Place Hotel 10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton
Camp programming: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Early drop off starts at 8:00 AM
Late pick up ends at 4:45 PM
Cost: $50
Event contact: Sarah Toderian
Email contact: decd@ualberta.ca
Phone contact: 780-248-1859

CCWESTT is a voluntary, non-profit national coalition of individual members and groups from across the country who advocate for a diverse and inclusive Canadian Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) workforce. They hold biennial national conferences and this year it is hosted in Edmonton. In tangent with the conference, CCWESTT is presenting an opportunity for children and youth to experience the wonders of Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology.

On Saturday, June 2nd, students in grades 1 to 9 can experience a full day camp in the conference venue. The camp will be presented by DiscoverE. Activities will vary depending on the age of the participants. They will include building circuits, programming on computers, active game, and engineering challenges with a focus on teamwork and problem solving. Each participant will create a project to take home. Lucio Gelmini from the Alberta Science Network will present amazing chemical reactions. Lunch and snacks will be provided and the students will be supervised for the entire day.

There are spots reserved for conference attendees as well as spots open to the general public. Register now!

Fall 2017 Special Events

  • Engg Expo
  • Girls Guides Science Night
  • Go Eng Girl
  • Jasper Dark Sky Festival
  • School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Event
  • National Child Play Day Event
  • Kids Create Event
  • WISEST SET Conference
  • School Tours of the University of Alberta's NanoFAB facility