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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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c_wonder: STEM and Coding Clubs

Student at computerEngineering Outreach is proud to be offering c_wonder: STEM and Coding Clubs for youth in Grades 1- 8 who have a desire to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in challenging and creative ways. Our programs have been designed to introduce youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and coding. The curriculum for these programs is aligned with the Ontario Curriculum in the areas of science, technology, and mathematics.

Each STEM Club will explore a central field and how engineering can be applied to solve its diverse and real-world issues. Students will be guided through hands-on activities and STEM concepts will build upon each session and will be interconnected throughout.

Each Coding Club aims to introduce participants to the fundamentals of coding and how it drives our technologically advanced society. Through the use of different and exciting educational technologies, students will be guided through a series of coding design challenges that reinforces their understanding of coding. No previous coding experience is required!

Currently, we offer clubs in the fall, winter, spring and summer. As our programs will be offered online, participants will be using commonly found household materials to design and build their projects in addition to online software.

For Summer, our programs will be open to youth in Grades 1 to 8 during the school year.

 

Registration is closed, stay tuned for future updates!

 

Summer STEM Clubs

Green Earth Engineers: Design For Nature

Grades 1 to 2
In this STEM Club, Students will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be sustainable in the ever-changing and growing world. They will be equipped with the knowledge to design solutions as they explore the natural world and understand the environment around them through the lens of STEM. Students will perform hands-on experiments and apply the Engineering Design Process in order to recognize and solve problems present in our environment.

Engineering Connections: Environmental Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering

 

Engineering Mechanisms: Air, Land, and Sea

Grades 3 to 4
In this STEM Club, students will explore the different mechanical systems around us from the ground to the skies above and through the waters. As students delve into the foundational concepts of forces and buoyancy, students will step into the shoes of mechanical engineers who strive to create the most creative, safe, and impactful structures and systems. Throughout the club, students will apply the Engineering Design Process as they design and build various mechanical systems used to make our lives easier and impact our society.

Engineering Connections: Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Marine Engineering

 

Summer Coding Clubs

Engineering Technology: Advancements for the Future

Grades 5 to 6
In this Coding Club, students will explore the technological breakthroughs and engineered inventions that have significantly impacted our society. Through a series of coding design challenges, students understand the beginnings of such technologies and speculate about their future. By the end, students will gain an appreciation for how these technologies apply to their everyday lives.

Engineering Connections: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering

 

App Development: Design for User Experience

Grades 7 to 8

In this Coding Club, students will build their own digital applications through the MIT App Inventor platform. Students will gain a foundational understanding of key programming and interface elements necessary to create an exceptional user experience and well-designed applications. Applying the Engineering Design Process, students will design and code different applications related to the fields of mathematics, physics, and artificial intelligence. Overall, students will gain a perspective on the impact of computer scientists, software engineers, and industrial engineers on society.

Engineering Connections: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering

 

If you have any questions about the programs, please email Mickole Mulano, Engineering Outreach Coordinator, mickole.mulano@ontariotechu.ca

 

We are pleased to offer our c_wonder: STEM and Coding Club at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.

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