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Solve real-world engineering problems

What is it about?

How does it work?


A free of cost continuum mentorship program that brings female talents to engage in real-world, industry design projects.

Mentored by UVic Faculty and Student Mentors, as well as FortisBC Engineers, a team of up to 12 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to:

  • Solve a real-world problem with technology
  • Learn new tech and soft skills and work as a team
  • Gain professional experience
  • Make a difference in the world – starting with BC
No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed.¬†We’re tackling this one together!
  • Connect with female engineering guest mentors throughout the program.
  • Create a prototype of a technological solution for a real-world problem.
  • Have a chance to visit FortisBC and see what their operations look like.
  • Get a personalized¬†competency assessment¬†report after the program.
  • Update your Resum√© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


It depends on the project! Right now, our girls are tackling renewable energy. Check back for updates once our new project is confirmed!

The new design project will be presented in January 2023.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


This program is a partnership with industry mentors and has no cost for students.

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs!

WEST

Solve real-world engineering problems

What is it about?

How does it work?


A free of cost continuum mentorship program that brings female talents to engage in real-world, industry design projects.

Mentored by UVic Faculty and Student Mentors, as well as FortisBC Engineers, a team of up to 12 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to:

  • Solve a real-world problem with technology
  • Learn new tech and soft skills and work as a team
  • Gain professional experience
  • Make a difference in the world – starting with BC
No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed.¬†We’re tackling this one together!
  • Connect with female engineering guest mentors throughout the program.
  • Create a prototype of a technological solution for a real-world problem.
  • Have a chance to visit FortisBC and see what their operations look like.
  • Get a personalized¬†competency assessment¬†report after the program.
  • Update your Resum√© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


It depends on the project! Right now, our girls are tackling renewable energy. Check back for updates once our new project is confirmed!

The new design project will be presented in January 2023.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


This program is a partnership with industry mentors and has no cost for students.

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs!