Western Engineering hosts first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day

More than 65 Girl Guides from across London will be participating in Western University’s first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day (https://www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/GirlGuidesBadgeDay.htm). Facilitated by Western Engineering undergraduate and graduate students, Girl Guides ranging in age from nine to 13 years old will enjoy a fun filled day of hands-on experiences, which will result in each one receiving a Girl Guide Science and Technology: Engineering badge. The new badges will be presented to each participant at a special Badge Ceremony at the end of the day.

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Date:  Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Time:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:  Claudette MacKay Lassonde Pavilion, Western University

For a complete agenda, please visit https://www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/Badge%20Day%20Agenda.pdf

Workshops include:

ENG Talk: Introduces the Guides to engineering, the role of an engineer, different types of engineers and devices/materials engineers have designed and developed.
Simple Machines and Tools: Provides the Guides with a tour of the Structures Lab and Electrical/Robot Lab. During the tour, the Guides will identify and discover simple machines and tools engineers use in their labs.
Chemical Reactions and Construction: Guides enjoy two hands-on activities and participate in a chemical reaction called Elephant Toothpaste. They will also design and construct a boat.
Design and Build Challenge: Challenges the Guides to build a structure from which you can hang a cup of gravel or rocks using specific materials.

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