ENGSquad: Just for Girls Mentorship Program

A mentorship program that not only pairs women in high school with women studying engineering at Western University, but also provides awesome activities for these mentors and mentees to see and learn about engineering. This program is open to women, including all who identify as women or non-binary. 

Winter 2024 Registration Now Open!

Western Engineering Outreach is excited to offer our ENGSquad program this winter! There are awesome activities scheduled for these mentors and mentees to see and learn about engineering, including team building activities and industry tours. Registration information can be found below.

How does it work?

ENGSquad matches women in high school (grades 9-12) with mentors who are women undergraduate engineering students at Western University. Participants are matched to mentors based on registration forms that are submitted. 

Mentorship groups will meet three times this winter to discuss everything from life as a university student, transitioning to university to the vital role of women in engineering and gender stereotypes.

How do I get involved? 

I am in Grade 9-12 (women or non-binary) 
We are glad to hear that you are interested in joining Western Engineering's ENGSquad! In order to participate, you will need to fill out the registration form to let us know a little bit more about you. There is no cost to register.

I am a Western Engineering Student (undergraduate or graduate student, women or non-binary)
Thanks for your interest in becoming a mentor. In order to apply to become a mentor you will need to fill out the registration form as well as complete a short interview. Successful applicants will be required to apply for a vulnerable police records check prior to being in the program.

Winter 2024 Schedule

Friday February 2nd 2024 (PA Day):

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Industry Tours & Presentations (Masco & Elgin Area Water System) with Lunch Included

Friday March 22nd 2024 (evening event):

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Team Building at the Palasad & Pizza

Friday May 31st 2024 (PA Day):

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Industry Tours & Presentations (WindEEE Research Institute & Trojan Technologies) with Lunch Included


Location: Spencer Engineering Building, Second Floor Lobby, Western University (Bussing provided to off-campus locations)

Cost: Free (includes registration, food, refreshments, and swag giftbags)

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWQohrHvHB3L0vL6cRQU01D9_MZ996dYMbKrT7q-IlYuDMxg/viewform?usp=sf_link


To learn more about the ENGSquad program, please email Western Engineering Outreach at discover@uwo.ca.