AIM TOGETHER

Promoting equity and encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM fields, one event at a time. 

What is the Aim Together conference?

The mission of the movement for equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is to:

  • Organize an annual conference, complete with networking opportunities, entitled Aim Together, open to high school and CEGEP girls with an interest in STEM;
  • Offer a responsive environment for young women to obtain more information about a potential future in STEM;
  • Provide the opportunity to connect high school and CEGEP girls to successful and professional women in the fields of STEM.

In essence, the goal of the movement for equity in STEM, spearheaded by the Aim Together conference, is to brand STEM fields, which are thought of primarily as masculine domains, as welcoming to women, in the hopes that more girls will consider STEM as a viable career path.

 

With this in mind, it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we invite you to the second edition of our event Aim Together (formerly For Girls, From Women), organized by the non-profit organization CRC Robotics. One of our missions is to encourage and inspire girls to pursue higher studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This free event will be held at Concordia University on Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 10am to 4pm. You will have the chance to socialize and discuss with professional women, recent graduates, and current university students to get more information about your potential future in STEM. Our goal is to brand STEM fields, which are thought of primarily as masculine domains, as welcoming to women, in the hopes that our attendees will consider STEM as a viable career path.

who

The event is open to any high school or CEGEP female or gender non-conforming student interested in learning more about these fields.

WHEN

Aim Together will take place on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 10am to 4pm

WHERE

This year’s speakers

Kathy Baig, Eng., FIC, MBA

Kathy Baig, Eng., FIC, MBA

President, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Fun Fact: Since its founding in 1920, I am the 4th woman to become president of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec!

Hannah Jack Halcro

Hannah Jack Halcro

President, Space Concordia & Aerospace Engineering Student

Fun Fact: I do theater and graphic design on the side for fun!

Claudia Belliveau

Claudia Belliveau

Integrated Program of Neuroscience Student (MSc)

Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with elderly people and turtles!

Laurie Marceau

Laurie Marceau

Mobile Application Developer, Hexoskin

Fun Fact: I did two semesters in Germany for a total period of one year during my studies at ÉTS.

Participants

Are you a girl or a non-binary student studying in high school or CEGEP? Thinking about a future in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)? Not sure what career path you want to take yet and want to discover your options? Do you want to explore the types of careers you can have with a passion for STEM? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then this is the ultimate networking event for you! You’ll meet 15 speakers from different STEM fields and have the chance to network with them and find out more about their educational background, their career path, and their inspiring stories on how they became successful in their fields.

Speakers

Are you a woman with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)? Are you currently working in your field? Do you believe you have a unique story to tell about your career path or your educational background? Are you passionate about promoting girls in STEM and want to see action taken to further advance this movement? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then we want you to be a speaker at our event! We believe that your presence at the event will greatly contribute to its success. If you are interested by this project, or if you have any inquiries, please write to us; it will be our pleasure to answer your questions.

Take it from previous participants

“Honestly, it was really well done. Just the organization and the fact that we can go talk to the speakers during lunch time was so helpful. I’m so glad I attended.”

“This event really gave me an insight of what is to come. I met amazing people that I won’t forget and my world opened up to new possibilities. I learned a lot more that I thought I could’ve and the food was great too!”

“I liked that the women from the panel were very honest and spoke to us about their different journeys. It was interesting to hear all the tips they had and it was good to know that it’s normal to still be confused about what we want to do. ”