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Montreal Families

Event celebrates women and girls in science

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and to mark the occasion the Montreal Science Centre and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) have planned an exciting program filled with fun and engaging content.

For the whole day, young budding scientists are invited to visit the Science Centre to participate in the 6th edition of Women and Girls of Science. Both girls and boys alike will discover and learn about molecular gastronomy, coding, virtual reality, biology and more through interactive science and technology-inspired activities. While the event’s primary focus is on promoting science to young girls, it aims to inspire and welcome all young scientists — no matter who they are!

Aerospace Engineer Farah Alibay

Some of the awesome events:

    • Career Space where visitors can meet businesses, organizations and schools and learn about their fields of expertise by taking part in interactive mini-activities. This is an eye-opening opportunity for young girls (and boys too!) to explore and imagine themselves in different careers in science. Presenters include Amazon Web Services, Génome Québec, La Baleine Nomade, Ubisoft, L’Oréal, the Canadian Space Agency, and more.

    • A series of 45-minute interactive hands-on workshops where participants can learn about all sorts of fascinating topics like zero waste and robotics.

    • Appearances by Boston Dynamics’ own Spot the Robot Dog, operated by Osedea. Spot will show off all their impressive tricks to event attendees. Say hi and shake their paw!

    • Quick bite-sized science and tech experiments and demos hosted by UQAM’s Faculty of Science and OIQ (Québec order of engineers) will be scattered across the Centre’s exhibition halls, all designed to excite and inspire young visitors.

    • special talk by aerospace engineer and Quebecer Farah Alibay. Alibay will share stories about how her career path led her to pilot the rover Perseverance as part of NASA’s 2020 Mars mission! This special talk will be presented twice during the event, once in English and once in French. Special tickets are required to attend this event.

“Montréal is a major hub for state-of-the-art technology industries such as aerospace, video games, and AI. We believe women should have an even greater presence in these industries and believe that women greatly contribute to their achievements,” says Cybèle Robichaud, Montréal Science Centre Director. “Events such as ours want to change the long-standing underrepresentation of women in these fields and, with this 6th edition of our Women and Girls of Science event, we’ve set the bar higher than ever before. I am convinced that this year’s program will help inspire our visitors to dream about pursuing careers in science!”

The all-day event takes place on Saturday, February 11. Tickets are on sale at montrealsciencecentre.com.

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