Engineering High School Saturday Program

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Designed with student success in mind, the High School Saturday Program encourages students to begin to explore science, engineering, math and technology in a community-oriented, confidence-building environment. Each Saturday session includes discovery-based science and engineering activities, as well as a spotlight on a key element of university life.

A selection of STEM disciplines will be represented, with a new topic and discipline each week. The Fall program includes three sessions held on consecutive Saturdays.

Session 1
Dates: Saturday, October 21st, 28th, November 4th

Session 2
Dates: Saturday, November 11th, 18th, 25th

Cost: $175

Schedule:
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Drop-off/Registration (only on first monday
1:00pm – 4:00pm | Program time
4:00pm | Dismissal (participants are dismissed directly from class)

To register for the Engineering High School Saturday Program click here!*

*Link will be active on Tuesday, September 26 2017 at 7am

Fall 2017 Courses

Civil Engineering Design
This course introduces the principles of basic structural analysis through projects that combine creativity, innovation, and logical methodology. In addition to strengthening your understanding of civil engineering, students will also explore the role of engineering in society, our relationship with the environment, and the potential and importance that our work holds for people.
Grade 9: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 10: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

Engineering and Science of Sport
This course deconstructs the physical, chemical, and technological elements in-play during sports, and how these elements affect athletic performance. Students will explore how engineering has evolved sporting events, ranging from the impact on professional athletes, to how technology has revolutionized the way fans watch the game.
Grade 10: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 9: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

Engineering and Physiology
In this course, you will investigate various states of human health using a variety of engineered devices. Through different biomedical engineering design challenges and case studies, you will be engineering solutions to patient care, diagnosis, and treatment.
Grade 10: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 11: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

Electric Fundamentals
Using real-world challenges, students willexplore electrical engineering fundamentals, and dive deeper into the core concepts of circuit elements and circuit analysis. Students will explore electric potential and energy, electricity and magnetism, and the physics laws that govern them.
Grade 11: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 10: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

Engineering Science
Do you identify as a student who likes to think outside the box when solving problems? If so, this course may be for you! Students will be tasked with solving real-world problems requiring innovative strategies to formulate solutions. In the latter part of the course, students will utilize their efficiency in physics as the basis to develop various aerospace vehicles and technologies.
Grade 12: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 11: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

Core 8 Sampler
“What differentiates Chemical Engineering from chemistry?”
“Does Industrial Engineering mean that I will be working on machinery all day?”
“How will studying Mechanical Engineering enable me to improve lives?”
Take this course to find out! A different engineering program will be featured each Saturday. Participants will meet undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about these programs.
Grade 11: Session 1 (October 21, October 28, November 4)
Grade 12: Session 2 (November 11, November 18, November 25)

All classes run from 1pm to 4pm, with a short break at half-way point at the instructor’s discretion. Students are welcome to arrive from 12:30pm onwards.

Program Information

Ready for a completely unique and exciting mini-university adventure?

The high school program offers an introduction to a university setting through topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This program is intended to provide an introduction to a sampling of topics drawn from different disciplines, as well as engage students in meaningful exploration of the dimensions of University life. The Engineering High School program will expose students to concepts and topics that sit outside the regular school curriculum and covered at the University level.

Classes are offered in a fun and hands-on environment and small class sizes allow students to interact with instructors and meet other students with developing academic interests. Our instructors are undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering disciplines who are enthusiastic about their program of study and excited to share their experiences and goals.

Each of our Fall and Winter programs consists of three sessions held on consecutive Saturdays. We offer new age- and grade-appropriate curriculum each term so students can attend year-round.

Please note that our Engineering High School program does not offer an in-depth investigation on a single-topic area. Motivated students interested in condensed study in a particular discipline should consider our DEEP Summer Academy program.

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For more information, please contact us at: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca or (416) 946-0816.