STEM Enrichment Courses

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The STEM Enrichment Courses aim to challenge and excite highly-motivated students from grades 9 through 12 in various areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Led by upper-undergraduate and graduate engineering students, students explore advanced engineering topics and the range of projects engineers work on in order to build a better society. Students will realize what it means to be a well-rounded engineer in this community-oriented, remote and accessible virtual environment.

PROGRAM FORMAT

Each course will run a week-long consisting of live sessions and practical demonstrations followed by self-directed learning activities and additional course-related support. Students will also be invited to participate in optional activities that focus on degree and career exploration, personal development, and community-building.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

So You Think You Can Engineer Modern Medicine?

Biomedical engineers use countless skills to design, develop and optimize healthcare systems. In this course, you will complete design challenges by applying learned skills to realistic healthcare problems in today’s age. In addition to learning common techniques in biomedical engineering, you will perform complex analyses, generate hypotheses, read through scientific papers and communicate their findings.

Artificial Intelligence and the World

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a spreadsheet and all the numbers? This course will introduce you to powerful tools for processing, visualizing and modeling large quantities of data. You will be introduced to linear and ensemble methods and learn how to fit, tune and test a computational model. At the end of this course, you will be able to make predictions on infectious disease outbreaks, sports performance, forest fires, or even video game outcomes!

Materials and Manufacturing: The Realm of Optics

What is light? What are reflection, refraction, and diffraction? This course will cover the fundamentals of optics including the basic concepts of light. You will further explore the principles of microscopes and telescopes before emerging to the finest and best natural lens, our eyes. While investigating different optical materials, you will understand how its characteristics affect its optical properties and manufacturing process.

Skys the Limit! Modern Aircraft Development

Few inventions have inspired people as much as the airplane. This course will focus on modern aircraft development from the perspective of advanced manufacturing and materials. As you develop your understanding of various fabrication processes used in the aerospace industry, you will gain an appreciation for the design and manufacturing of different aircraft.

Design a Sustainable World

How can we engineer our environment and repurpose the Earth to support life? Every year, Earth’s resources are consumed 50% faster than they can be replenished. This course will explore increasingly relevant and interdisciplinary concepts in sustainability, from technological design to economics. With an appreciation of the complex nature of sustainability, you will then have the opportunity to use engineering design principles to develop and propose solutions that address this global catastrophic risk.

SCHEDULE

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. (EDT) (UTC-4). 

Dates: August 10–28, 2020

 

There are several timing options to choose from during registration. Students will meet twice daily at the times stated below in their registered section*. In between sessions, students are expected to participate in self-directed learning activities and/or review uploaded learning modules including readings, videos, and practice problems.

 

*Each group covers the same concepts and activities. This program is offered to participants who have just finished grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2019-2020 year

Week 1 (August 10 – 14, 2020)

So You Think You Can Engineer Modern Medicine? 

Early Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Session #2 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Late Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Session #2 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Design a Sustainable World

Early Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session #2

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Evening Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session #2

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Sky’s the Limit! Modern Aircraft Development

Early Group

(Grade 11 & 12)

Session #1

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session #2

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Late Group

(All Grade Levels)

Session #1

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session #2

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Week 2 (August 17 – 21, 2020)

So You Think You Can Engineer Modern Medicine? 

Late Group

(Grade 11 & 12)

Session #1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session #2

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evening Group

(All Grade Levels)

Session #1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session #2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Artificial Intelligence and The World

Early Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session #2

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Late Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session #2

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Materials and Manufacturing: The Realm of Optics 

Late Group

(Grade 11 & 12)

Session #1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session #2

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evening Group

(All Grade Levels)

Session #1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session #2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Week 3 (August 24 – 28, 2020)

Design a Sustainable World

Early Group

(Grade 11 & 12)

Session #1

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session #2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Evening Group

(All Grade Levels)

Session #1

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session #2

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence and The World

Late Group

(Grade 11 & 12)

Session #1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session #2

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evening Group

(All Grade Levels)

Session #1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session #2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Materials and Manufacturing: The Realm of Optics 

Late Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session #2

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evening Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session #2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sky’s the Limit! Modern Aircraft Development

Early Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session #2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Evening Group

(Grade 9 & 10)

Session #1

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session #2

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FAQ

What is the weekly time commitment?

The STEM Enrichment Courses require no more than 4 hours of participation per day (or 20 hours per week). There will be two (2) live sessions per day, each session is one (1) hour. Students are expected to spend about 1-2 hours in between sessions to participate in self-directed learning activities.

Would I be able to register for High School STEM Enrichment and Academic Preparation Courses in the same week?

To ensure an optimal learning experience, students are not allowed to join courses with overlapping sessions.

When will I get the schedule?

Week-by-week detailed schedules will be emailed one (1) week before the start of each course.

What technology do I need for remote learning?

U of T has compiled a list of Recommended Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Learning. Students taking part in  STEM Enrichment Courses will need a computer (tablets are not recommended), internet access with a minimum download speed of 5Mbps, speakers, and microphone (or headset).

Do you provide bursaries for this program?

Yes, we do. A completed bursary form is required to be considered for a bursary. Note that if your 2019 notice of assessment doesn’t reflect your current situation due to COVID-19, please explain your current situation further in the form linked above.

PROGRAM FEES

Standard Rate

$275 per course


OR

Best Value Rate

$800 for Three (3) courses

Any combination of Academic Preparation or STEM Enrichment courses will qualify for the 3-course discount. The 3-course discount is applied per student and cannot be combined among multiple family members.

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If you have questions about High School STEM Enrichment Courses:

Contact us at outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

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