Engineering Outreach News

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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 »

U of T Engineering inspires girls and young women through outreach programs

“We want to ensure there are no barriers to young girls thinking that they can be successful in engineering. We’re getting young girls to think about engineering as a design process and preparing them for a world of complex social issues that require creativity.” – Dawn Britton, Associate Director, U of T Engineering Outreach Office… Read more »

Engineering Outreach students to participate in learn-to-code event

On February 22, 2015, 500 aspiring coders will participate in Canada’s largest learn-to-code event – The HTML500. The HTML500 is a one-day crash course on programming basics, teaching those with little coding knowledge how to build their own websites from scratch. This is the first time the event will be held in Toronto. Participants will include 50 students from U… Read more »

U of T Engineering celebrates record number of female first-year students

Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in U of T engineering programs – a record for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year enrolment of more than 30 per cent. National figures are expected… Read more »

U of T’s DEEP Summer Academy fosters tomorrow’s leaders and innovators

As Generation Z students navigate high school and pursue higher education, parents and educators explore novel and enticing ways to enable these forward thinkers with skills to address the challenges bestowed upon them by prior generations.   Read the full article at U of T Engineering News.  

Introducing Generation Z

Maclean’s article on pre-university youth mentions Girls’ Jr. DEEP

U of T Hosts International LEGO Robot Competition

Over 500 students from around the world competed in Canada’s inaugural FIRST LEGO League (FLL) International Open at U of T’s Varsity Stadium from June 4-7, 2014. The competition – hosted by U of T and FIRST Robotics Canada – was the exciting finale of FLL’s 2013-14 season, themed Nature’s Fury, with 72 teams of… Read more »