2019 Operation SMART Program

Our 2019 Operational SMART program with Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta, was our most robust program yet, with 10 full weeks of STEM programming. We had 32 girls aged 9 to 14 participate in the programming, each week learning about a different STEM discipline.

The program schedule was divided as follows:

14-SepIntroIntro to Engineering Design: Bridge Building
Intro to STEM disciplines and Design Thinking
Egg Drop Challenge
21-SepMechRoller Coasters and Catapults
Potential Energy Cars
Cardboard robotic arm
28-SepAeroPaper planes/helicopters/zip-line/straw rockets
Soda bottle/pop rockets
5-OctElectricalIntro to Circuits
Renewable Energy: Solar and Wind power
19-Oct3D ModellingIntro to 3D Design
Medical Makers YMM Make-a-thon
26-OctComputer science / Game DesignIntro to computational thinking / PB&J
2-NovCivilTraffic intersections and Ozobots
Building design/Insulation/Sound proofing
Earthquake Engineering
9-NovRemembrance Day 
16-NovChemical/ MaterialsBioplastics and material properties
Slime-Making and material properties
23-NovMining/GeotechPorosity, Geology and Void Space
Play Doh Core Sampling
Oil Sand Extraction and Tailings Dams
30-NovEnvironmentalSoil and clay characteristics
Tailings dewatering / filtration and Water testing
Animal Science and Biomimicry

We had over 30 volunteers supporting this program from a variety of STEM disciplines and were able to partner with amazing organizations like Medical Makers, Queens in Code, Keyano College, ConeTec and of course the Oil Sands Discovery Centre.


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