Engineering Outreach News

The following news articles highlight U of T Engineering Outreach programs, faculty, staff and students. If you see U of T Engineering Outreach in the news and would like to suggest that it appear here, email Darlee Gerrard or call 416-946-3767.

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Engineering Outreach Celebrates Big Ideas

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 Wins Award

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 »

Prestigious Award Allows Maritime Students to Attend DEEP

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 »

DEEP Student Launches STEM Initiative

Diana Vazquez, a DEEP student this summer, has launched STEM Kenada, an organization that connects female high school students in Canada with female students in Kenya through discussions on science, technology, engineering and math. “On my trip to Kenya I witnessed the true power of education,” says Diana. “It transforms people entirely. Studies show that in… Read more »

U of T Engineering Celebrates New Graduates

Approximately 1,500 of the Faculty’s newest alumni celebrated the end of their academic careers – and new beginnings – during two ceremonies at Convocation Hall on June 19. Among them, 932 undergraduates and 569 graduate students earned degrees (261 receiving MEng degrees, 203 obtaining MASc degrees and 105 earning PhD degrees).

Engineering Outreach Plays Key Role in Increasing Diversity

A recent article published in The Globe and Mail highlights the important role U of T’s Engineering Outreach programs play in increasing diversity in the field. Excerpt: While female students are now the majority in medical and law schools, engineering programs are still dominated by men. In 2010, women accounted for only 17.7 per cent of engineering… Read more »

Future Engineers Spend GLEEful Weekend at U of T

On the weekend of May 25-26, U of T Engineering empowered 90 newly admitted female students through a slew of activities at the Girls’ Leadership in Engineering Experience – also delightfully known as GLEE. Now in its second year, GLEE is an initiative that aims to inspire graduating female high school students to join the U of… Read more »

Opportunities Igniting the Flame for Operations Research

How do you program a robot to navigate a zombie-infested campus? That was one of many problems that 88 high school students from grades 9 through 12 had to solve during the third-annual Operations Research Challenge (TORCH) on March 16, 2013. A team from Don Mills Collegiate Institute shared the $300 top prize and were invited to… Read more »

Former Instructor Publishes Paper on DEEP

Ali Mehrizi-Sani, a DEEP instructor in 2010 (Everyday Electrical Engineering), published a paper on the program in the November 2012 issue of IEEE Transactions on Education. In addition to providing an overview of the DEEP program, the paper contains an in-depth analysis of the methodology Professor Mehrizi-Sani used to develop his introductory course on electrical engineering…. Read more »