Engineering High School Saturdays

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Our Engineering High School Saturdays Program encourages students to begin to explore science, engineering, math and technology in a community-oriented, confidence-building environment. Classes are divided by grade. Registration for Session One and Two are separate. Participants do not need to register for both sessions. Please read the course descriptions carefully to see which courses are offered to which grade group. Each session takes place over the course of three Saturdays and participants will spend all three days in the same course.

Please note that our Engineering High School program does not offer an in-depth investigation of a single-topic area. Motivated students interested in condensed study in a particular discipline should consider our DEEP Summer Academy program.

All classes run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with a short break at the halfway point at the instructor’s discretion. Students are welcome to arrive from 12:30pm onwards.

We will send you more information about the location and schedule via a pre-program package sent to all participants at least 1 week prior to the start of the program.

Dates:

Session One | Saturday, October 19th, November 2nd, November 9th, 2019
Session Two | Saturday, November 16, November 23rd, November 30th, 2019

Cost:

$180

Schedule:

12:30pm – 1:00pm | Drop-off/Registration (only on first Saturday)
1:00pm – 4:00pm | Program time
4:00pm  | Dismissal (participants are dismissed directly from class)

To register for the Engineering High School Saturday Program click here! 

* Please watch the website for announcements regarding registration opening.


Fall 2019 Courses

Cracking the Code of the Cyberworld

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are three of the world’s most influential people today, and they all know the key to the cyber world: coding, the language of computers! In this course, you’ll have a chance to learn this special language as well by learning the basics of web development and writing programs to solve real world problems. These will help you learn the fundamentals of computer programming, get an introduction to the world of computer science, and be on your way to becoming a future world leader in technology! 

Session One | Grade 9 & 10
Saturday, October 19th, November 2nd, November 9th, 2019

Session Two | Grade 11 & 12
Saturday, November 16th, November 23rd, November 30th, 2019

Exploration of Magnetic Physics

Millions of people travel thousands of kilometres north to see the beautiful Northern Lights with their own eyes. This is called the “Aurora Phenomenon”, and it is caused by magnetism! In this course, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of magnetism and have the chance to build your own working electromagnets. You will also get to investigate the many ways in which magnetism exists in our lives everyday – from things as simple as charging your toothbrush to complex biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging. Come join us in exploring the wonderful world of magnetism!

Session One | Grade 11 & 12
Saturday, October 19th, November 2nd, November 9th, 2019

Session Two | Grade 9 & 10
Saturday, November 16th, November 23rd, November 30th, 2019

Predicting the Future

Do you ever wonder how Google knows exactly what you were searching for? Or why Instagram ads show you exactly what you need? It’s like they know what you want before you want it. This is because they are predicting the future, and they do this with Data Science. Data Science is the art that helps doctors detect cancer, business leaders predict trends, and police predict fraud. In this course, you will use Excel to learn the foundations of data science and how a simple spreadsheet can connect to real world use-cases.

Session One | Grade 11 & 12
Saturday, October 19th, November 2nd, November 9th, 2019

Session Two | Grade 9 & 10
Saturday, November 16th, November 23rd, November 30th, 2019

How do we power the world?

Power and energy are fundamental parts of our world. It’s what keeps our phones charged, it’s what keeps the lights on in your house and it’s what helps power your bus on your morning commute. But how do we turn a piece of coal or the wind outside into energy that powers your computer screen or your kitchen stove? . Through a series of talks, research, videos, puzzles, and hands-on tasks, you will gain a basic understanding of energy generation such as the operating principle of thermal power plants and wind turbines, and the challenges of energy and resource shortage to the energy industry, leaving you with the knowledge of how we power our world.

Session One | Grade 9 & 10
Saturday, October 19th, November 2nd, November 9th, 2019

Session Two | Grade 11 & 12
Saturday, November 16th, November 23rd, November 30th, 2019


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.

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