Engineering High School Saturdays

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High School Saturday 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.

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 halfway point at the instructor’s discretion. Students are welcome to arrive from 12:30pm onwards.

Dates:

Session One  | Saturday, January 19, January 26, February 2, 2019
Session Two | Saturday, February 9, February 23, March 2, 2019

Cost:

$180

(The Magic of Calculus $360)

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.


Winter 2019 Courses

The Quirks of Lasers and Electricity

Come and bear witness to the strange phenomena that is Engineering Physics!  This course delves into the theory, demonstration, and applications of Lenz’s law and electromagnetic induction. Students will learn about quantum interactions that lead to the photoelectric effect and laser diffraction. They will analyze the social, economic and environmental impact of electrical energy production, and technologies related to electromagnetism.

Session One | Saturday, January 19, January 26, February 2, 2019: Grade 9/10

Session Two | Saturday, February 9, February 23, March 2, 2019: Grade 11/12

Geotechnical Engineering: Foundations of Cities

Around 200 million years ago, there was a single supercontinent. As time passed, the plates drifted, and the separate continents that we identify today were formed. During this gradual process, layered-earth resting upon these plates recorded information about the climate and environment like a time capsule. This course explores the very foundation our cities rest upon. Students will study the landscape and geotechnical concerns central to designing modern cities from the ground up. Students will engage with simulations which see them serve as a city planner, battling against disasters and balancing out population demands.

Session One | Saturday, January 19, January 26, February 2, 2019: Grade 9/10

Session Two | Saturday, February 9, February 23, March 2, 2019: Grade 11/12

Cybersecurity

Billions of terabytes of sensitive information are transmitted on the internet every day. Whether it be from the use of credit card data for online shopping, or Doctors accessing health records, our information is only a few keystrokes away from landing in the wrong hands. Cybersecurity measures allow us to transmit this information securely away from the prying-eyes of unauthorized individuals. Despite strong consumer and privacy protection laws in place, we still face the threat of having our privacy invaded and the possibility that our confidential information may be compromised. Serving as cybersecurity investigators, students will learn about the importance of cybersecurity and investigate some of the tactics used to keep our data secure by applying these concepts to various case studies.

Session One | Saturday, January 19, January 26, February 2, 2019: Grade 11/12

Session Two | Saturday, February 9, February 23, March 2, 2019: Grade 9/10 

The Magic of Calculus

Calculus enables us to describe and project almost anything that is in a state of change – literally and physically! Whether it be population-growth, the data aggregation that makes Artificial Intelligence possible, or the motion of a rocket venturing into space, calculus is the tool that makes this all possible.  In this six-session program, we get introduced to the two revolutionary advances in mathematical thinking—differentiation, and integration.

Session One & Two | Saturday, January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 23, March 2 2019: Grade 11/12
Please note: the cost of this extended 6-day course is $360

(Prior completion of Functions MCR3U is recommended.)


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. Registration

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