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Polytechnique Montréal

2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec)
H3T 1J4

MAILING ADDRESS
C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville Montréal
(Québec)
H3C 3A7
514 340-4711

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roseblanche@polymtl.ca

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Folie Technique

ScienTIFIC aNIMATION

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.

Eliminating
stereotypes

Girls!

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 communities

The academic, personal and social success of youth from disadvantaged 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.

Folie Technique
by the numbers

year after year*, Folie Technique

(*note that in 2020 many activities were suspended due to the pandemic.) 

20,000

reaches close to 20,000 young people with its activities

50

hires nearly 50 science and engineering students

1,230

welcomes 1,230 summer campers

1,700

provides close to 90 science workshops in elementary schools, for some 1,700 students

160

presents the «Trousse Défis Poly » workshop to more than 160 classes within Québec's 10 regions

50

organizes the « Défi du Professeur Polynume » math teaching activity for 50 classes

6

presents a major robotics project at 6 elementary schools.

On the 25th anniversary of the tragic events of December 6, 1989, Polytechnique Montréal presented the very first edition of the Week of the White Rose. This annual fundraiser, to benefit Polytechnique Montréal’s science camp, Folie Technique, is aimed at giving girls from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to take part in science awareness activities, through the sale of virtual white roses.