Upcoming ‘Go ENG Girl’ will be hosted by Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park

October 19 event designed to encourage females to consider engineering as a career

Girls in grades seven to 10, especially those with an interest in engineering as a career, will be hosted by the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

The event, which is an annual initiative of the Lambton Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario, is the third annual event to take place locally.

NOVA Chemicals is sponsoring this year’s Go Eng Girl event, which gets underway at 9 a.m.

The event includes an overview of Western Engineering, coding a servo motor, a solar-powered car challenge, tours of the Research Park labs and pilot plants, panel discussions featuring parents and students, and a keynote presentation by Emily Cowperthwaite, a process improvement engineer at NOVA Chemicals.

“Go ENG Girl is an exciting event for girls to learn about engineering and participate in hands-on engineering activities,” said Dr. Katherine Albion, executive director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. “It is a valuable experience that encourages girls to consider pursuing a rewarding and inspiring career in engineering.”

Those interested in attending are invited to register at events.onwie.ca and click on “Go ENG Girl”.  Spaces are limited.

The Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park was created in November 2003 with the inception of the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation, owned by the County of Lambton.  The Research Park manages and operates the property owned by the CLCDC.  It boasts 270,000 square feet of leasable area. In addition to its labs and research space, it is home to a number of high profile tenants including NOVA Chemicals, Enbridge, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, and Worley.

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