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A one day job-shadowing event for girls in Grade 8 or Grade 9 depending on location
Have you wondered what a day at work looks like for women with successful careers in the sciences? Are you curious about why women choose to study science and math, and what they find exciting about their jobs?
As a Grade 8 or Grade 9 female student you can explore such questions – and more! – by participating in Operation Minerva, a one-day event that may just change your life! That is because – for a full day – you’ll be out of the classroom and in a real workplace where women scientists or engineers will share with you some of the things that make their job fun and captivating.
That’s right, professional women will mentor you on what authentic applications of science look like beyond the studying done at school. This unique job-shadowing experience inspired many past participants to pursue the sciences in high school and their future careers.
Operation Minerva's one day, job-shadowing event for Grade 8 or Grade 9 girls is held in late spring of each year, at three different locations in Alberta, and is hosted by three different organizations. Operation Minerva is hosted by:
Imagine, young women meeting women working in STEM careers attheir workplaces all over Calgary.
Operation Minerva is older than AWSN by 5 years and remains the longest running program that AWSN hosts.