Girls Clubs

Winter 2018 Girls Clubs are currently underway. Girls Clubs will return in Fall 2018! Check back here for updated information in August.

GEM Club

Girls, Engineering, and Mentorship (GEM) Club provides an opportunity for girls to experience the excitement of science, engineering, and math through fun and interactive hands-on activities and challenges. Participants will develop problem-solving and practical skills required to be successful in engineering and science. GEM Club will also feature visits from experts in science and engineering fields and tours of laboratories on campus when applicable.

Winter 2018 Themes

GEM Grades 3 to 5

The winter semester's GEM 3-5 club theme will be focused on natural disasters and catastrophes. Each week, participants will learn about a new natural disaster or event that could affect the environment, and the living and non-living things contained in it. They will then employ science and engineering principles to reduce the impacts of these events!

GEM Grades 6 to 9

The winter semester's GEM 6-9 club theme will be Nano and Electrical Engineering. Each week, participants will learn about these engineering fields, and complete projects related to these disciplines. Participants will be visited by mentors working in these fields and will have the opportunity to visit facilities and labs on campus that employ these concepts in real life!

Girls Coding Club

Girls Coding Club (GCC) provides an opportunity for girls to explore the world of computer programming. GCC participants will engage in hands-on activities and projects with various software, hardware, and computer programming languages. Previous coding experience is not necessary, as participants will build on coding fundamentals throughout the program. University students will provide one-on-one mentorship, and facilitate visits by computing science experts.

Winter 2018 Themes

GCC Grades 3 to 5

The winter semester's Girls Coding Club 3-5 will focus on the computer programming language Processing. This language allows participants to explore coding with the help of visual feedback. This language is built on the computer programming language, Java.

GCC Grades 6 to 9

The winter semester's Girls Coding Club 6-9 will focus on the computer programming language HTML.This language is the standard markup language for creating websites and other web applications. Participants will use what they learn to build their own website!

Club Details

Clubs run every Saturday from February 10th until April 14th, except March 31st.

Registration cost is $250 per club. Bursaries are available.

Grades 3 to 5

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

Grades 6 to 9

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

Club 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 ten consecutive Saturdays at the University of Alberta's North Campus. 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.