Engineering Outreach News

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U of T Engineering introduces coding basics to local teachers

October 20, 2016 | STEM Education An innovative outreach initiative of University of Toronto Engineering, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), introduces coding basics to local teachers who can take those skills back to the classroom and use them to enrich lessons ranging from robotics to language arts. “We are empowering students… Read more »

Engineering Outreach’s CodeMakers Deliver Pop-Up Coding Camp

August 5, 2016 | Tristan McGuirk This August fifty grade 3-6 students came to University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering to participate in the first ever Pop-Up Coding Camp organized by Engineering Outreach’s CodeMakers. This two-day event featured programming, problem solving, app design, and augmented reality based courses.  The camp provided motivated… Read more »

U of T Engineering student to deliver STEM workshops in Nunavut

June 30, 2016 | Tyler Irving Rachel Mandel (Year 3 MechE) is packing for the trip of a lifetime. Over the next two months, she will travel to indigenous communities across Ontario and the Canadian Arctic to facilitate interactive workshops on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “It’s always been my dream to go to… Read more »

Canada’s largest STEM event for kids inspires 1,400 future innovators

May 12, 2016 | Engineering Strategic Communications More than 1,400 students from Grades 3-8 descended on the University of Toronto on Friday, May 13 for Innovate U, a massive day of hands-on activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the power of innovation. The one-day event is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U of… Read more »

1,400 students and teachers to participate in Canada’s largest STEM event for kids

Toronto, ON – More than 1,400 students from Grades 3-8 will descend on the University of Toronto on Friday, May 13 for Innovate U, a massive day of hands-on activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the power of innovation. The one-day event is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U of T Engineering, Google Canada… Read more »

Engineering for Educators builds bridges with local teachers

Last Friday, more than 40 high school science and math teachers from across the Greater Toronto Area joined U of T Engineering for a series of interactive and collaborative workshops on teaching and learning. Engineering for Educators (E4E) is an annual event in which secondary teachers and U of T Engineering faculty and staff discuss… Read more »

U of T’s Engineering Outreach Office—Inspiring Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

Engineers face real world challenges that are complex and profoundly impact virtually every setting and environment — research labs to boardrooms, remote areas to densely populated regions, classrooms to hospitals. Today, there are significantly fewer women than men in STEM areas of study. As of 2013, women accounted for just 11.7 per cent of all… Read more »

Young girls participate in the 11th Go ENG Girl

On October 17th, universities across Ontario hosted the 11th annual Go ENG Girl, which is organized in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). Go ENG Girl gives girls in grades seven to ten the chance to explore opportunities in engineering through a number of hands-on activities. It also provides the students… Read more »

More campers than ever explore engineering hands-on at Jr. DEEP

It’s a sunny summer morning, and engineering student Karen Mukwedeya (Year 4 ChemE) is up to her ankles in water. As an instructor for this year’s Jr. DEEP outreach camp, she’s standing in a fountain outside the Bahen Centre helping a dozen girls and boys eagerly test model boats they designed and built themselves. These… Read more »