McMaster Engineering provides many programs and activities geared to the
interests and abilities of elementary and high school students. These programs
introduce students to the engineering profession and allow them to advance
their skills and knowledge in this area. They also provide students with
a chance to make friends and have fun.
LEAP is an intensive summer program offered in July and August
to high-school students who have a strong academic record and who excel
in science or engineering. The program combines lectures, design projects, laboratory
experiments, industry tours, and extracurricular events.
Venture is a summer day camp for students in grades 1 through 8. Activities
are designed to blend engineering, science, computers and technology
with hands-on experience and creative opportunities. Venture
consists of two streams: Engineering and Science (for students
entering grade 1 to grade 8) and Computers and Technology (for
students entering grade 3 to grade 8).
The annual Engineering and Science Olympics challenges high school
students from across Ontario and beyond to apply engineering and science
principles through friendly competitions and activities. Thousands of
dollars in entrance awards are at stake. The day also features an Open
House allowing students to visit laboratories, speak with professors
and get a general sense of what it is like to study engineering and
science at university.
For almost 50 years, the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair has provided
a forum for students in the Hamilton/Halton area to develop their scientific
skills and prepare for national and international competition. BASEF is
one of the largest and longest-running science fairs in Canada, and features
outstanding work from the the hundreds of students who compete each year.