What is CAGIS?
The Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS) is an award-winning club for girls aged 7 to 16 that supports interest in Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
CAGIS chapter members meet monthly to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by experts in a variety of STEM fields.
These monthly events often occur at the work places of our STEM experts, giving girls a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves.
Past events have included:
• Robotics and coding
• Performing orthopaedic surgery on rubber knees
• Building and testing bridges in a wind tunnel
• Sampling plant communities in forests and fields
• The physics of figure skating
• CSI and forensic science
• Electricity and building a flashlight
• Mobile app development
• Computer science and website development
• Dentistry and searching for cavities
• The physics of art restoration
• Mechanics and fixing cars
• The chemistry of cooking
• Aviation and building model planes
CAGIS Virtual is a new program that brings STEM into your home with weekly, hands-on, live sessions led by real experts!
Sessions explore a new topic each week with fun virtual and hands-on activities led by real experts and a certified teacher.
Past topics have included:
• Food engineering and making ice cream at home
• Coding a script to calculate how old you would be on Mars
• DNA and crossing fruit flies in a virtual lab
• Chemistry and growing crystals at home
• Plant biology and germinating seeds
• Engineering and building a catapult
CAGIS is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization.