Engineering for Humanity

The Schulich School of Engineering invites students in Grade 12 to join us to learn about Engineering for Humanity! Engineers develop technologies that connect people and communities, protect society from natural and unnatural disasters, turn waste into fuel, make cancer detection easier and more accurate, and much more. With the world’s challenges becoming more and more complex, engineers are required to be more innovative, collaborative and empathetic than ever before.

The Engineering for Humanity event series explores how engineering solutions are developed here and around the world, and how they are impacting our society and improving lives. We are proud to showcase the excellent work of our female engineers and engineering students. You will also have the opportunity to tour research and undergraduate design labs, as well as visit the Maker Multiplex. You will interact with our current students to learn about their perspectives including how internship, student clubs, and global and experiential learning opportunities are enriching their experience and shaping their goals. 

If you are interested in a personal tour, or have other questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Women in Engineering Panel 

Are you interested in learning more about life as an engineering student? Hear from a variety of current students during this women in engineering panel and discussion. The panel will cover a variety of topics including student life and the Schulich experience. 

Participants can attend this panel in person, or watch the panel online afterwards. 

Designing a Sustainable Future

Discover the world of renewable energy, sustainability, and international development in engineering! You will hear from engineers who are developing innovative power converter circuits for wind, solar and hydro sources for the developing world. This work includes a project funded by Grand Challenges Canada, where the team developed a power monitoring device for village homes to boil water and cook food overnight, using power that would otherwise be lost.

Inspired by Nature 

January 24: Discover the world of design inspired by nature. Bio-inspired design can be found in an increasing number of products and applications from surgical glue inspired by sandcastle worms to candy-coated vaccines inspired by water bears. We will talk about recent developments in a hands-on creative and interactive session.
February 14: Working with an innovation toolkit students brainstorm and experience a creative exploration into design solutions for the circular economy. This session introduces the potential of bio-inspired design to help stimulate circular design (and inherently sustainable) innovations. Participants will experience just how inspirational nature strategies can be.

Women in Aerospace Engineering

Join us for a conversation with Laura Lucier, a Schulich School of Engineering Alumna, and the chief of Robotics Operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center! Laura will discuss her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, her journey to certification as a robotics flight controller, and what it’s like to work in Mission Control. Laura will share stories of perseverance and NASA's credo for performing your best under pressure.

Women in Bioengineering

Many biomedical engineers design tools and protocols that can change health care standards and save lives! Dr. Elise Fear will discuss how her cancer detection research is making a significant impact in women's health.

ENB 112, Canadian Natural Resources Engineering Complex
University of Calgary, Main Campus

3 pm to 5 pm 

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