On March 17, 2017, two members of PolyOrbite (Camille and Frédéric) took part in the event “Girls and science: an electrifying duo!”. This event was organized in collaboration between École Polytechnique de Montréal and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). We are proud to have been present to promote careers in science and technology to young girls in Quebec.
PolyOrbite held a workshop where young girls built rockets that were launched with an air pump. They had access to a bin of supplies and had to use all their creativity to create a spacecraft that combined aesthetics, performance and solidity.
We also gave a presentation about our new CubeSat ORUS and our tasks in the technical society. Our positions in the Administration team allowed us to also address the management aspect of a project, in addition to the technical aspect of the satellite’s design.
After this event, Camille testified: “I loved working with such passionate young women. As they had chosen the workshops that interested them most, enthusiasm and curiosity were at the rendezvous! I hope I have succeeded in passing on some of my own passion for aerospace. ”
The comments were all very positive and we look forward to the next edition that will take place at École Polytechnique.
For PolyOrbite, sharing our passion and promoting the space and scientific fields are our values.