Engineering Outreach News

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U of T Engineering alumna Julie Payette installed as 29th Governor General

Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0), the U of T Engineering alumna and astronaut who was the second Canadian woman in space, has been installed as Canada’s 29th Governor General on Parliament Hill. Payette, who was accompanied by her parents and 14-year-old son Laurier, used her first speech in office to make an impassioned plea for Canada… Read more »

National Society of Black Engineers hosts conference at U of T Engineering

Three chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are joining forces to inspire the next generation at the group’s NSBE Region 1 East Canada Zone conference, to be hosted at U of T Engineering Feb. 24, 2018. Designed on the theme of ‘Ignite, Imagine, Innovate,’ the one-day event brings together high school students, university students… Read more »

Women make up more than 40 per cent of U of T Engineering first-year class

In 2018, Canada will issue a new $10 banknote bearing the likeness of Viola Desmond, a businesswoman and black civil-rights activist. Joining her on the shortlist was Elsie MacGill(ElecE 2T7), Canada’s first female electrical engineering graduate, and the world’s first woman aircraft designer. This fall, hundreds of aspiring female engineers chose to follow in MacGill’s footsteps… Read more »

Go North inspires more than 1,200 future innovators

Go North – Inspiring Future Innovators Friday, May 19, 2017 Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is guest authored by Jennifer Flanagan, President and CEO of Actua  Today, at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall, over 1200 students gathered to explore, learn and have fun with science and technology at Go North – Inspiring Future Innovators. Building… Read more »

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 »