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Youth

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.

Events

Our Engineering Outreach Programs

Learn about the types of enriching youth programs offered by McMaster Engineering. 

Learning Enrichment Advancement Program

Learning Enrichment Advancement Program

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 Science and Engineering Camp

Venture Science and Engineering Camp

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. 

FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics

McMaster Engineering is host to one of Canada’s premier science, technology and engineering competitions for high school-aged students. The district competition is one of several in a series of successive events FIRST Robotics runs in Ontario.

BASEF Science Fair

BASEF Science Fair

Venture and LEAP put on an hour-long presentation/ show for the participants and visiting schools at the BASEF Science Fair conducted at Mohawk College, with a total of over 1000 students. A Venture and LEAP camp bursary was also awarded to deserving participants for innovative projects.

Girl Only Initiatives

Girl Only Initiatives

One of our biggest initiatives are girls only events. These events take place during different parts of the year and reach a wide range of ages. All programming is free, and offer a diverse set of challenges and opportunities for girls to experience

Indigenous Outreach

Indigenous Outreach

As we work together with the surrounding communities, we help to build confidence and inspire Indigenous students to become excited about engineering and science. Recently we have been able to reach many schools and students through youth programs, school workshops, our yearly STEM conference and our summer program.

News

Indigenous STEM Conference offers a new world of possibilities

May 22, 2018 /  Department News

Indigenous STEM Conference offers a new world of possibilities

Over 200 Indigenous students from grades 4-8 participated in STEM workshops, received valuable career advice and experienced university life at the annual two-day conference.

Female high school students explored interests in STEM at Eng Overnight

May 19, 2018 /  Department News

Female high school students explored interests in STEM at Eng Overnight

Grade 11 female students experienced what it’s like to be a McMaster Engineering student at the second Eng Overnight Event on May 11.

Inspiring kids to code

May 15, 2018 /  Department News

Inspiring kids to code

Computing and Software Engineering Associate Professor, Christopher Anand hosts a series of coding workshops as part Science Odyssey, a national STEM celebration.

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