ENGSquad: Just for Girls Mentorship Program

A mentorship program that not only pairs female high school students, including all that identify as female, with women studying engineering at Western University, but also provides awesome activities for these mentors and mentees to see and learn about engineering. We are unsure if we can offer our typical overnight weekend in May that we have done in the past, but will keep participants updated if this becomes an option. 

How does it work?

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

Mentorship groups will correspond regularly to discuss everything from life as a university student, transitioning to university to the vital role of women in engineering and gender stereotypes. Session topics and dates can be found HERE.   

How do I get involved? 

I am a female Grade 9-12 high school student. 
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 an application form to let us know a little bit more about you. There is no cost to register; however, there is a recommended materials kit (includes electrical and chemical components for the hands-on activities) that is $80.


Registration for ENGSquad 2021 will open on September 1, 2021!

Online Registration: 

Our online registration page is available here: Online Registration

Registration is now closed for the material kits. For information on what materials are required visit the welcome package.

I am a female Western Engineering undergraduate or graduate student.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a mentor. In order to apply to become a mentor you will need to fill out an application 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.

Mentor application forms: Download here.

What if I have questions? 

Questions are great. Please direct any of your concerns, comments or inquiries to our office at discover@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111, ext. 88826. 

Note: Programs for students in Grade 9-12 are subject to HST charges, which are included in your registration cost. The HST # for Western University is: 108162587RT001.