The Jr. DEEP and ENGage programs are officially recognized as Toronto Star’s Fresh Air Fund programs. Read the full article here.
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Maclean’s article on pre-university youth mentions Girls’ Jr. DEEP
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 »
U of T student-instructors gathered with some of their young charges from an innovative camp they helped run this past summer. The Big Ideas: Creativity, Design and Innovation Camp is meant to develop the next generation of business-savvy, science-literate entrepreneurs. The camp, which ran for the first time this summer, drew 450 youth from across southern Ontario… Read more »
Former DEEP instructor Tyler Irving (ChemE MASc 1T0) has received Engineers Canada’s inaugural Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering. He was recognized for his article ‘Nature’s Industrialists’ in the November/December 2012 edition of Chemical Engineering News, which featured the research of U of T chemical engineers Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Emma Master. The article not only explains… Read more »
Eight high-achieving Newfoundland and Labrador students won awards that allowed them to attend DEEP this summer. Jeremy Costello, Emma Croll-Baehre, Marta Croll-Baehre, Mark Hewitt, Erin Jones, Laura Kelloway, Prerak Pokharel and Amanda Ricketts received funding through the Research & Development Corporation’s Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards. The RISE Awards focus on level II students… Read more »