Winter Club

At Discovery Western, we are proud of our tradition of promoting the participation of young women in engineering. One of our premier programs in this area is our Winter Girls Club.

Winter Girls Club runs for seven Saturdays in the Spencer Engineering Building on Western University's campus during the months of January to March. The specific dates for the program are January 12 to March 2, 2019, excluding February 16. The cost for the program is $135 which includes meeting with mentors, take-home projects, snacks, a t-shirt and much more! Registration will open on October 1, 2018.  

Session times, themes and program outlines are listed below:  

  • Grades 3-5: 10am-12pm | Program Outline
    • January 12: Chemical Engineering | A Magnetic take on Slime
    • January 19: Mechatronic Systems Engineering | LEGO Robotics 
    • January 26: Electrical Engineering | Capture the Fairy 
    • February 2: Civil Engineering | Precious Cargo 
    • February 9: Mechanical Engineering | Nintendo Switch Race Car
    • February 16: No program due to Family Day 
    • February 23: Software and Computer Engineering | Sphero Maze Mayhem 
    • March 2: Parents Week | Confetti Poppers
  • Grades 6-8: 1pm-3pm | Program Outline
    • January 12: Chemical Engineering | Puff Paint 
    • January 19: Mechatronic Systems Engineering | LEGO Robotics 
    • January 26: Electrical Engineering | Electromagnet Rescue Missions 
    • February 2: Civil Engineering | Bridging the Gap 
    • February 9: Mechanical Engineering | Moving at Snail Speed
    • February 16: No program due to Family Day 
    • February 23: Software and Computer Engineering | Dance Dance Revolution 
    • March 2: Parents Week | Makey Makey Dance Party

With this program, we hope to grow the creativity and curiosity of our participants by providing them with a fun, positive, and safe environment for them to learn and practice engineering. Each session is themed to explore a specific type of engineering and includes games, hands-on activities, design projects and a break with a peanut-free snack. 

Special guests/mentors from the engineering community are included in most sessions with these mentors not only act as role models for our students but also are able to inspire our students with their research and work experience. Additionally, each participant receives a t-shirt and a certificate as part of their registration.

We would like to make this program as accessible as possible, so if you require financial assistance please review our bursary application when registering your child. 

Registration Information 

To register please visit our: Online Registration Portal

Alternatively, you can register using a paper application: 2019 Girls Club Registration Form

Payment can be made using Visa or Mastercard. 

2018 Winter Girls Club Photo Gallery

2018 Discovery Western Girls Club
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