All-Girls Robot Fight Club
Who: Girls in Grades 7-12
What: A Saturday club that trains up teams of girls to compete in the Manitoba Robot Games using EV3 Lego Mindstorms.
Where: The club meets in the Faculty of Engineering on the UM Fort Garry Campus. The Manitoba Robot Games take place at Tec-Voc.
When: Jan. 20 – Mar. 10, 2018 (no club Feb. 17 due to the long weekend)
Cost: $275 (includes use of our equipment and the competition registration fee)
Go Code Girl
Who: Girls in Grades 7-9
What: A one-day event with four hands-on sessions that will expose students to computer programming and computational thinking. These sessions will be delivered by WISE Kid-Netic Energy, the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Science’s Department of Computer Science, and Microsoft’s DigiGirlz. When students register, they will have an opportunity to take part in online lessons prior to the event. The more lessons a student completes, the more times their name will be entered to win one of 10 prizes. Prizes include 2 Cue Robots, 2 Cozmo robots, 2 Ozobots, and 4 littleBits Rule Your Room Kits. This event is great way for students to find out if computer science/engineering is an area they might like to pursue as a career one day. In addition, this event will inform the girls about other clubs, events, resources, etc. that exist if they would like to learn more.
Where: Faculty of Engineering, UM Fort Garry Campus
When: Saturday, February 10, 2018