Folie Technique is a non-profit organization established in 1991 at the initiative of engineering students at Polytechnique Montréal.
The aim of Folie Technique is to give young people the opportunity to discover the world of science and engineering, and to bolster their self-confidence, regardless of where they live, their socioeconomic situation or their gender. While clearly there are obstacles to achieving this objective, Folie Technique, with its 20 years of experience and solid network, is well positioned to tackle this challenge energetically.
The activities are designed to boost girls’ self-confidence, dispel stereotypes about women in science, engineering and technology, and instil a positive attitude toward these disciplines. It is important for girls to be able to embark on careers in these fields enthusiastically and confidently.
The desire to nurture the academic, personal and social success of young Montrealers from disadvantaged and ethnically mixed low-income communities is hardly new. Working in partnership with various organizations, Folie Technique has developed activities to reach these young people, who otherwise would not have a chance to participate in science programs of this kind.
Folie Technique’s mission is to give youth the opportunity to explore the world of science, mathematics, engineering and technology through creative, interactive and accessible activities.
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