What we do
Folie Technique is a non-profit organization established in 1991 at the initiative of engineering students at Polytechnique Montréal. Its mission is to give young people the opportunity to explore the worlds of science, mathematics, engineering and technology, through creative, interactive and accessible activities.
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.
Folie Technique offers activities designed to bolster girls’ self-confidence, dispel stereotypes about women in the sciences, engineering and technology, and instil in camp participants a positive attitude toward these fields.
Youth from disadvantaged and ethnically mixed communities
The academic, personal and social success of youth from disadvantaged and multiethnic communities has long been of concern to society. 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.
by the numbers
In the past year, Folie Technique
reached close to 20,000 young people through its activities
hired nearly 45 science and engineering students
welcomed 1,500 participants to its summer camp
gave close to 105 science workshops in elementary schools, reaching 2,000 students
presented the Trousse Défis Poly to more than 170 classes located in 10 regions of Québec
enabled 30 classes to take part in the Défi du Professeur Polynume, a mathematics teaching activity
presented a major robotics project at 6 elementary schools.