Inspiring Bright Young Minds.

Participants enjoy fun, experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.

Participants will build, launch, dissect and soar their way through an engaging week-long program based on some of our favourite activities, experiments and projects from our 30-year history of STEM outreach on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus – at Sprucecourt Public School this summer!

Our instructors are current undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering fields who share their experiences and excitement for their program of study.

Campers learn about STEM through discovery-based activities and engage in challenges geared towards preparing students to become active leaders in their school, community and extracurricular activities.

View the Launch flyer here

 

Grade Eligibility

This program is offered to students in Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 (2021/2022 academic year.) Please see weekly schedule to see what grades are offered each week

Dates

Please note that the content for each individual course repeats each week. 

 

Week 1 — July 4th to July 8th, 2022 — Grades 3/4, 7/8

Week 2 — July 11 to July 15, 2022 — Grades 3/4 **waitlist only**, 7/8

Week 3 — July 18 to July 22, 2022 — Grades 3/4, 5/6 **waitlist only**

Week 4 — July 25 to July 29, 2022 — Grades 3/4, 5/6 **waitlist only**

 

As we have limited spaces available, this fully subsidized program is only open to students at schools local to the camp. Camp is filled on a first-come, first served basis as registrations are received.  Students may only attend one-week of the program.

 

Location

Launch is hosted at Sprucecourt Public School

Schedule

Monday – Friday — 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Drop-off8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Warm-Up & Morning Snack9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Program Time9:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Pick-Up3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday — Civil Engineering

    Intro to Civil Engineering: Students will learn about the factors that impact the strength of a structure and its ability to support and resist loads. 

  • Tuesday — Mechanical Engineering

    Intro to Mechanical Engineering: Students will learn about the factors and forces required to lift and move a large load.   

  • Wednesday — Software Engineering

    Intro to Software Engineering: Students will learn the fundamentals of coding to build their own computer programs. 

  • Thursday — Electrical Engineering

    Intro to Electrical Engineering: Students will learn the basics of circuitry -  electricity, current, voltage, ohm’s law, load, resistance, switches, conductors/insulators, circuit diagrams, breadboards, etc - to construct their own electric circuits. 

  • Friday — Biomedical Engineering

    Intro to Biomedical Engineering: Students will learn how to apply engineering principles and design concepts to solve problems in healthcare.

    *Pizza lunch will be provided on Fridays

Cost

Free

 

Cancellation Policy

We kindly ask that if you need to cancel your registration, please let us know by 11:59 PM ET the Monday before your session start date in order for us to reach out to any participants on our waiting list. No session transfers will be issued during or after the completion of the program.

Cancellation requests can be sent in writing by email to outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca.

Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

 

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

General Information for our Programming

 

Waitlist

If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.

 

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

 

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.

Do you have questions about Launch?

Contact us at outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca

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