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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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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STEMpreneur: Engineering & Entrepreneurship Workshop


How do Engineers change the world? Students will step into the space of present day engineering students and walk into their shoes in this program. Students will be tasked to take on a real-life engineering challenge and participate in a series of technical and entrepreneurial workshops in order to identify, brainstorm, design, manufacture, and test their effective solutions. At the end of this experience, students will emerge with what it takes to be an engineer in the 21st century and a sense of accomplishment in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

The event aims to inspire high school students by providing a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between engineering and entrepreneurship. Through inspirational stories, practical workshops, and hands-on projects, students will gain essential skills and traits such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. The program also facilitates mentorship and networking opportunities with professionals in these fields. By showcasing cutting-edge technologies and successful ventures, the event exposes students to the dynamic world of innovation and encourages them to consider diverse career paths. Ultimately, the goal is to empower future leaders with a mindset of resilience and continuous learning, creating a community of young innovators and entrepreneurs ready to make a positive impact.

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa Campus
Program Date Time (EST)

STEMpreneur: Engineering & Entrepreneurship Workshop

Grade 9 - 12

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Note: Because there are limited spots available, please only register if you intend to attend all sessions.

Day 1: In-person - Wednesday, February 21st, 2024



5:30 pm - 6:15 pm 

Dinner & Introduction 

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Engineering Design Process & Exploring Product Design

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Introduction to Rapid Prototyping and TinkerCAD

7:45 pm  - 8:15 pm

Product Pitching 101

8:15 pm - 8:30 pm

EcoRevamp Challenge 

Group Assignment & Initial Discussion

Day 2: In-person - Saturday, February 24th, 2024



10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Work Period - Rapid Prototyping and TinkerCAD

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Group Design Period

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm


Ontario Tech University - Student Chats

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Group Design Period

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Presentation Work Period

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Final Project Review

3:15 - 5:00

Pitch Competition, Conclusions & Feedback

For other program offerings, please see our c_wonder: Academy High school Programs Page, or email


This year we are pleased to offer the STEMpreneur: Engineering & Entrepreneurship Workshop at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua.


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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at