Science needs more women!
Thank Hedy Lamarr for Wi-Fi, Evelyn Boyd Granville for successful space missions, Barbara McClintock for genetic transposition, Ruby Hirose for vaccines against polio, Nora Stanton Blatch Barney for being the first female civil engineer. Five fearless women in science who changed the world through their scientific discoveries! There are many other strong female pioneers who have shaped the future of science, but even still, science needs more women.
Operation Minerva is a one-day virtual conference that connects Grade 8 and 9 girls to professional female or non-binary role models in Alberta working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for a fully packed mentorship day.
How it works
Operation Minerva is an interactive opportunity to connect with real professionals. Groups of students will be randomly paired to 5 mentors where they'll experience a live and interactive glimpse into science professions. Ask questions and be curious! Access to a desired session cannot be guaranteed, however all students will receive full recordings of each session.
Operation Minerva is open to all girls and students who identify as female or non-binary in grades 8 and 9.
**Operation Minerva strives to reach those that would benefit from the program most. If payment for this event is a barrier, please email [email protected] for assistance.
403.817.6800 or [email protected]
Operation Minerva is a live conference happening outside of school hours with minimal teacher supervision. Chats will be monitored and managed by Spark staff, however, parent or guardian supervision is highly encouraged to ensure a safe, fun, and open environment for all students.