School Programs

The Faculty of Engineering helps teachers and students from kindergarten to Grade 12 experience the excitement of engineering, science and technology. The Faculty of Engineering broadens educational experiences in your school, and provides opportunities to explore engineering on our campus.

Activities for Schools
For students interested in engineering, science and technology, from elementary to high school we can help! We can assist with activities in elementary schools and provide presentations in your school or on campus for interested Junior High and High School students. Please contact us for more information:

Connor Harper
Recruitment and Student Programs Officer
780.492.1385
connor.harper@ualberta.ca

 
Teachers & Counsellors
If you have students interested in Engineering we can organize a school or campus visit. If you have questions about our programs, admission requirements, application procedures, or need program literature please contact our recruitment team.

Connor Harper
Recruitment and Student Programs Officer
780.492.1385
connor.harper@ualberta.ca

DiscoverE Workshops
DiscoverE is a student-delivered initiative of the Faculty of Engineering with a focus on fun, accessibility and mentorship. Its workshops enhance Alberta Learning Curriculum topics through exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and fun hands-on activities. Workshop participants have built Doppler sirens, engineered drawbridges, built periscopes, and designed flying gliders.

Workshops are presented by enthusiastic, highly-trained instructors who bring in all the materials and take care of the mess. DiscoverE instructors also act as role models in higher education.

For more information contact:
780.492.8779
discovere@ualberta.ca

 

Engineers Without Borders
Canada will only become a model global citizen if our future leaders understand the complexities of the international community. The students of today, if passionate, knowledgeable and committed, will help to ensure a sustainable tomorrow. That is why EWB chapter volunteers engage youth across Canada, raising their awareness and understanding of development issues.

The U of A Chapter of Engineers Without Borders reaches more than 2,000 students each year through its school outreach program.

Presentations include:

  • Water for the World
    EWB volunteers deliver an interactive workshop that includes building a mini water filter out of a 2-litre pop bottle and layers of sand and gravel. Students learn about water issues in Canada and about how seemingly simple challenges, such as gaining access to safe water, are magnified in developing communities.
  • Food for Thought
    For this presentation on global hunger issues, we use the example of rice and have an interactive program the helps students understand where and how rice is grown, how it is processed, and the implications for this global system.
  • Energy Matters
    For this presentation on global energy issues, students compare the energy requirements to perform everyday household tasks. In doing so, students learn how energy requirements and access to energy sources differ between Canada and rural Africa.

For more information visit the Engineers Without Borders' School Outreach website.

Please contact us for more information:

Activities for Schools
Phone: 780.492.3320
Email: engginfo@ualberta.ca

DiscoverE Workshops
780.492.8779
discovere@ualberta.ca 

Engineers Without Borders
Visit their School Outreach website