National Engineering Month

Saturday, March 2nd | 9am-12pm | Carleton University | Grades 9-12

National Engineering Month is Canada’s largest celebration of engineering and engineers work and role in society. This event will give youth the opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering activities and learn about the exciting world of engineering through a keynote address from an industry professional and by speaking with current Carleton engineering students.

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th | 5pm-8pm | Carleton University | Girls* in Grades 6-9

Celebrate the remarkable contributions of women in STEM fields! Enjoy a pizza dinner, hear from an exciting keynote speaker sharing her journey in STEM, and dive into a hands-on engineering activity that promises to spark curiosity and creativity. It’s an evening of empowerment, learning, and fun as we celebrate the brilliance of women in STEM and ignite the passion for future innovators!

Black Youth in STEM

Saturday, March 23rd | 9am-12pm | Carleton University | Grades 8-12

The Virtual Ventures Team is so excited to be expanding our Black Youth in STEM program! This event is an exciting collaboration between Virtual Ventures and the Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. Engage with a dynamic keynote speaker, a panel of current Carleton students sharing their post-secondary journey and complete an exciting Build and Pitch activity. Engage your creativity as you tackle real-world issues, brainstorm innovative solutions, and bring your ideas to life through prototyping. Finally, pitch your groundbreaking solutions to a panel of student judges.

Go Code Girl

Saturday, February 10th | 9am-12pm | Carleton University | Grades 5-12

Go Code Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls* to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development, and to discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields. Combining technology and craft, the girls will bring creation to life!

Saturday, January 27th | 9am-12pm | Carleton University | Grades 8-12

Virtual Ventures’ Game Jam is all about exploring different coding languages and building digital literacy skills! We do this by offering a series of curated coding tutorials and computer labs for Youth to use. Build a video game, learn a new programming language, and share your experience with your peers!

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Wednesday, November 1st – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Take Our Kids to Work Day is a yearly event that provides high school students with the chance to step into the shoes of a working professional for a day. The Faculty of Engineering and Design is excited to host a day filled with hands-on activities and engaging experiences. Students with a parent who work at Carleton University are invited, and friends/family members in the community. The event is intended for grade 9 students however, we invite students in grades 9-12 to take part in this exciting day!

National STEM Day

Nov 7th, Nov 8th, Nov 9th 6:00pm-8:00pm

Celebrate National STEM Day with Virtual Ventures! This year we are offering three engaging events, two online and one in person. Embrace the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as we celebrate its importance and inspire young minds to get involved.

Go Eng Girl

Saturday, October 14th – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Go Eng Girl is a unique opportunity for girls* in grades 7 to 12 to learn about careers in the exciting field of engineering. Carleton University hosts an annual event in October to engage participants in fun, hands-on design projects. Students and parents also have a chance to hear from current engineering students about what it’s like to study at Carleton!

The Engineer of 2050

Saturday, September 23rd – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Join us as we reminisce about the ancient technology used 30 years ago in the 1990s. How has our technology evolved since then? How will technology evolve in another 30 years? At The Engineer of 2050, we challenge you to imagine the world 30 years down the road! What Engineering challenges will have been overcome? Which ones still remain? Design, build, and pitch your ideas, basing them in reality whilst gazing into the future! For more information about this event, click below!

Engineering Odyssey

Saturday, September 30th – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Get ready to unlock your potential and shape the future with Engineering Odyssey! This event offers an incredible opportunity to engage in hands-on engineering activities that ignite curiosity and creativity. Discover the wonders of engineering as youth embark on a journey of exploration and innovation. For more information about this event, click below!

SolderFly: Wings and Wires

Tuesday, September 19th – 6:00 – 8:00pm & Wednesday, November 1st – 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join us for an electrifying experience and dive into the world of electronics in a university lab environment! This event offers girls* a hands-on journey into electrical engineering and circuits, where they will craft their own circuits, learn how to solder and gain practical skills and insights. For more information about this event, click below!

Power-Up: VV’s Electrifying Event for Youth

Learn about sustainable energy and participate in a hands-on engineering challenge focused on the future of electric vehicles at Canada’s Science and Technology Museum