Engineering Outreach News

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Engineering Excellence: Female Students Thrive in the Mineral Sector

The demand for mineral and mining engineering is  growing—but how do female engineers fit into the picture? Kristin Foster (MinE1T3) shares her story. What did you want to be when you grew up? For Kristin Foster (MinE1T3) the answer was always clear—she wanted to be a civil engineer. But that all changed when it came time to… Read more »

NSBE ENGages Toronto Youth

Read the entire story, written by NSBE International Committee Chair Richelle Thomas.

Girls Get New Understanding of Engineering at Go ENG Girl

Rezwana Sharmin (EngSci 1T0 + PEY) has wanted to encourage young girls to explore the world of engineering ever since she began her undergraduate journey here at U of T. Sharmin and eight other students, along with Faculty, staff and alum,  had the opportunity to do just that and inspire the next generation of female engineers at… Read more »

Summer Program ENGages Black Youth in Engineering

From working with hydraulic arms to dissecting perches, black youth had the opportunity to learn more about the world of engineering during ENGage, a week-long day camp from students in grade seven and eight.  Participants conducted hands-on activities that demonstrated engineering principles and practices. Resulting from a partnership between the U of T Chapter of the National… Read more »

New Award Program to Support Up-and-Coming Youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial government announced the creation of a new awards program yesterday that will send top high school students to prestigious enrichment programs in the US and Canada. Established through the Research and Development Corporation (RDC), the Research Inspired Student Enrichment Awards (RISE) are meant to highlight career paths in science, engineering, technology,… Read more »

Andrew Goldenberg on Why We Make Human Robots

Event date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM For an upcoming episode of Spark, Nora spoke to Dr. Andrew Goldenberg, an engineering professor spearheading the Robotics and Automation Lab at the University of Toronto.Dr. Goldenberg sheds some light on why researchers are obsessed with replicating the human form. You can hear the full, uncut interview please… Read more »

March Mathness

March 14, 2011 If you’re scrambling to find a fun and interactive activity for your teen this March break, U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering may have just the ticket. A three-day math intensive program is being offered for the first time to students in grades 7 to 12. The program will… Read more »

Hey Kids, How About a Vocation

March 4, 2011 For Jennifer Porat, summer camp isn’t about s’mores and canoe trips. It’s about creating a runway collection and learning about the fashion industry. This August, Jennifer, 13, and her younger sister are returning to a two-week day camp called CraftyCouture in Thornhill, Ont. Last summer, one of Jennifer’s favourite projects was creating… Read more »