ENGage High School Saturday Program

UPDATE: Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020

The University of Toronto has been closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In consultation with public health authorities across the province, we have cancelled our ENGage High School Saturday Program (originally scheduled for March 21 & April 4) to limit discretionary person-to-person contact during this critical period. To learn more, we encourage you to read the University’s Provostial advisory here.

Please be assured that we share your disappointment in the cancellation of our programs. This decision was made to safeguard the health of our students, staff, and faculty, as well as our neighbours in the community at large, and all of our guests. Credit towards future programming will be issued to any registrants. Alternatively, refunds will be offered (minus the processing fee) if requested. We will be updating participants and their support people with the latest information regarding our programs by email, as well as updating the Engineering Outreach website.

We are grateful for your understanding — and we look forward to hosting you on campus as soon as we can!

The ENGage High School Saturday Program is a mentorship program for Black high school students interested in learning more about STEM. This is a community-building program that will encourage students to not only develop their academic skills in science and engineering but also gain and further develop valuable life skills. We hope that through this experience the students become lifelong learners in the STEM fields.

Class size is limited to 25 students, including 15 Leadership Cohort spaces, register early! (Registration opens November 25th)

15 Leadership Cohort Spaces

A student registering for a cohort space must attend all Saturday sessions. The benefits of being a part of the Engage High School Saturday Leadership Cohort include a possible work placement at the University of Toronto Engineering Outreach during the summer and/or on PA days.

All sessions run from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

Dates & Session Descriptions

Session One: Aero-Hydrodynamics
Saturday, January 18 & Saturday, February 1, 2020Submarines swim, planes fly, but no matter how hard we try, the concepts behind fluid dynamics simply can’t be denied. Whether your interests lie deep in the oceans or high in the sky, this here course pries into the laws of nature that vehicles must abide by. Through the construction and testing of mini-submarines and gliders, you will have the opportunity to explore why all moving objects on planet Earth depend on concepts such as fluid dynamics, buoyancy, lift, streamlining, and pressure.
Session Two: Laser Tricks and Circuit Shticks
Saturday, February 22 & Saturday, March 7, 2020From the perplexities of laser diffraction to the intricacies of electric current flow, come explore the fascinating workings behind light and electricity, and how they intertwine to form a core component of nearly every facet of life. Through the construction of circuits you will delve into laser optics and explore the concepts of electromagnetism. This course will give you a taste of how modern scientists and engineers use lasers and circuitry to propel the modern world into new fields of technology — taking steps towards making our dreams of nuclear fusion and interplanetary space travel a reality.
Session Three: The Bricks Behind the 6ix
Saturday, March 21 & Saturday, April 4, 2020Ever wonder why we sometimes have to put up with public transit delays, or what makes the CN tower so iconic besides its shape and height? Hop into this course and wonder no more, as we invite you to explore the inner workings of city and infrastructure planning. You will get the chance to uncover the qualities and characteristics of common materials, learn techniques used in modern civil engineering, and hypothesize how we can make both existing and future cities more resource-efficient, brick by brick.


Cohort Pricing:

All Sessions: $90 ($15 per class)

Regular Pricing:

Per Session: $40 ($20 per class)

To register for ENGage High School Saturday Program, please click here!

Bursary Information

If the fees for this program create a financial barrier, please consider applying for an Engineering Outreach Bursary. You are eligible to apply if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person with demonstrated financial need. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please contact our office prior to registration for your next steps.

When you are applying for a bursary please use the coupon code BURSARY at the check-out screen to bypass payment.

How to apply:

Register for the program you would like to attend and use the coupon code BURSARY 

Download and complete the bursary application form and submit the completed form along with your most recent Notice of Assessment to the email outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

Once the forms have been submitted to us, we will contact you with the results of bursary in the following weeks prior to the start of the program. Please note that if you are on a waitlist or have not registered for a course, your bursary application will not be assessed.

For more information, please contact us at: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca or (416) 946-0816.

Click here for other registration information.

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