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 on 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, October 27, November 3, November 10
Session Two | Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1

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)

*Please note if you have participated in the past, the program begins and ends 30 minutes later than previous High School Saturday Programs

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

* Please note that registration will not be open until Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM.


Fall 2018 Courses

Mathematical Reasoning in Game Theory

This course enhances students’ logical, deductive, and creative thinking by introducing them to mathematical concepts such as logic gates, quantifiers, and how to make coherent mathematical proofs. This course will also delve into Game Theory. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge in the real world through puzzles, and how to optimize the solution sets for each problem.

Session 1 (Saturday, October 27, November 3, November 10): Grade 11 & 12

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1): Grade 9 & 10

Forensic Engineering: Investigating & Communicating Failure

Despite best engineering practices, fires, structural collapses, and devastating collisions are still a reality. Serving as forensic engineers in this course, students will investigate large-scale accidents, diagnose the factors behind these failures, and communicate findings with both experts and the public. Students will develop an understanding of forensic engineering concepts, specifically learning how to conduct fire, aircraft and collision-related investigations. Students will also develop science communication skills by conducting research and communicating their findings effectively in both written and oral forms. Students will apply these concepts to actual case studies, and through their analysis, propose solutions to mitigate future catastrophes.

Session 1 (Saturday, October 27, November 3, November 10): Grade 9 & 10

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1): Grade 11 & 12

The Science of Moving People & Things 

Have you ever wondered why highways are always so jammed in the morning? This course will examine the mechanics of vehicles and city planning through interesting and unconventional math, physics, and engineering principles. Students will use these strategies to help develop a sustainable city that maximizes the efficiency in transportation, optimizes city expansion, all while considering environmental, social and economic impacts.

Session 1 (Saturday, October 27, November 3, November 10): Grade 9 & 10

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1): Grade 11 & 12

Genetics and its Applications 

Is commercial DNA sequencing worth the risks? What kind of information can it reveal, and what are the ethical concerns behind it? In this course, students will explore what the field of genetics has to offer. Students will discover how vulnerable our genes are, and what happens when they mutate. They will learn about the genetic flow of microbiological organisms, and how they can affect us. Students will touch on bioinformatics and cutting-edge biotechnology including DNA fingerprinting, CRISPR, and NextGen sequencing. By the end of the course, students will understand how scientists and engineers have been using genetics to improve our lives, and some of the ethics and controversies that need to be considered.

Session 1 (Saturday, October 27, November 3, November 10): Grade 11 & 12

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1): Grade 9 & 10

Engineering Economics

In this course, students will analyze the valuation of famous engineering projects, appropriate principles of mathematics, and the ethics of engineering design in a globalized world. With practical consideration of depreciating material value and the impact of inflation in mind, students will hypothesize what the future of engineering and technology in a market-driven world may look like. The sessions will combine discussion-based activities and team work, as well as short presentations. Each day will conclude with exposure to topics of multi-disciplinary significance, inviting students to debate various positions in a safe and constructive environment.

Session 1 (Saturday, October 27, November 3, November 10): Grade 9 & 10

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17, November 24, December 1): Grade 11 & 12


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.