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 campers are part of a growing cohort of children attending Jr. DEEP at U of T Engineering. Total participation this summer is reaching nearly 1,000 students, a 30 per cent increase from 2014. The program provides kids in grades three to eight with hands-on experience exploring science, technology and engineering. Read more.