Engineering High School Saturday Program

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Registration for the 2017 Session will open at 7:00am on December 9th

Engineering High School Saturday Program

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 of three sessions held on consecutive Saturdays.
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Grades: 9/10 and 11
Price: $175

Note: The grade 9/10 class will be combined. There is a separate class for grade 11’s.

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

*Registration link will not be active until Friday, December 9th at 7:00am

Session 1

Grade 9: Math
Grade 10: Robotics
Grade 10: Bio-Engineering and Design
Grade 11: Microcontrollers*
*only available in session 1

Session 2

Grade 9: Robotics
Grade 10: Math
Grade 11: Bio-Engineering and Design
Grade 11: Computer Aided Design*
*only available in session 2

Winter 2017 Topics

Robotics

This course introduces the principles of mechatronics. Students will have the chance to build their own Mindstorms EV3 robots that connect with the environment around them through sensors and motor technology. Students will also learn electromechanical design theory, giving them a foundation to build upon in the future.

Grades 9: February 4, 11, 25 (Session 2)
Grade 10: January 14, 21, 28 (Session 1)

Math

Get a sneak peek at calculus and other advanced math! With a focus on problem solving and building computational strategies, students will learn the principles of calculus and its applications. This class is designed to challenge students and to enrich their already strong skills in mathematics.

Grades 9: January 14, 21, 28 (Session 1)
Grade 10: February 4, 11, 25 (Session 2)

Bio-Engineering and Design

This course will explore principles in biotechnology, as well as innovation in biomaterials and biomedical engineering. Students will apply the engineering design cycle to problems affecting living things. This course is an excellent option for students interested in both biology and engineering.

Grades 10: January 14, 21, 28 (Session 1)
Grade 11: February 4, 11, 25 (Session 2)

Microcontrollers

Learn how to create electronic projects with the Arduino, an electronics prototyping platform! Students will work with various sensors and outputs as they develop knowledge and skills related to computer hardware. Students will also be exposed to some programming.

Grade 11:January 14, 21, 28 (Session 1)*

*Only offered in Session 1

Computer Aided Design

This course will explore mechanical engineering design using SolidWorks, a modern parametric three-dimensional design software SolidWorks. Students will build and view virtual assemblies, and create and interpret engineering drawings. Discussion topics may include: design intent, tolerances, part geometry, and more. No previous CAD experience required.

Grade 11: February 4, 11, 25 (Session 2)*

*Only offered in Session 2

 

Fall 2016 Topics

Building the Behemoth: Introduction to Roller Coaster Design
Taught by: Dandi Yang and Nikola Djurdjic

Dropzone, Leviathan, Behemoth. These are the names of some of Canada’s most jaw-dropping rides and rollercoasters. While these rides are amazing in their own right, in this course students will be able to use their talents and creativity to construct their own unique rollercoaster masterpieces. In this engineering design challenge, students are given specific criteria to work under, and are placed in a hands-on role with regards to planning, creating, testing, and calculating their rollercoasters.

Grades 9-10: October 22, 29, November 5 (Session 1)
Grade 11: November 12, 19, 26 (Session 2)

Engineering disciplines: Engineering Science, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering

Robotics
Taught by: Karz Shukla

This course introduces the principles of mechatronics. Students will have the chance to build their own original robots that connect with the environment around them through sensors and motor technology. Students will also learn electromechanical design theory, giving them a foundation to build upon in the future.

Grades 9-10November 12, 19, 26 (Session 2)
Grades 11: October 22, 29, November 5 (Session 1)

Engineering disciplines: Computer and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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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