Wednesday, 11 November 2015

U of T High School Design Competition

Registration is officially open for our biggest and best event of the year: the 2015 University of Toronto High School Design Competition! The competition will be held on Saturday November 28th, 2015, in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology (40 St George St), from 8:20 – 5:30pm on University of Toronto Campus!

Below are the details for the 2015 Competition, we've changed a few things since last year.

The competition is open this year to students Grades 9-12, in teams of four. (Grades 9/10s will compete against each other, vice versa for 11/12s).Teams of four will get the challenge briefing & design package one week in advance. Students will use that time to buy their materials, and come up with a design plan for when they actually get to build at the competition on November 28th. Spending limit is capped at $50CAD, which we will reimburse each team for after the competition. (Provided they bring their receipts! Materials must be brought to the competition unassembled). The design challenge this year was created by current engineering students, for potential future engineering students: we've even snuck in some concepts from our first year engineering design courses, to give students a sneak preview into concepts learned in actual engineering school!Participants will learn the basics of Python in one hour, during a fun workshop - no prior experience necessary. Students can scope out U of T Engineering's best clubs at our Opportunities Exhibition during lunch!Enjoy a keynote speech on the life an times of Engineering Design, from an acclaimed U of T Engineering Professor. Get Mentored by our all-star team of current U of T Engineering Student mentors, from a wide range of engineering disciplines. They've been hand picked to answer any and all student questions about engineering, and help give advice!A chance to win cool prizes, meet new friends in the GTA, gain some practical engineering design experience, and build connections at U of T!REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, AT 5PM Tickets are $15.00, are nonrefundable, and can be purchased online this year, here! (**NEW**)Join our Facebook event!

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Enrichment Studies Unit @ Queens

The ESU team has been working very hard planning the 2016 program sessions and we can`t wait for you and your students to join us on campus for our most exciting year yet!
We`ve added new courses and have an exciting new extra-curricular activity schedule for all residence-option students to rotate through.
We will still be hosting the Welcome Rally and Fun Fair, and we encourage all commuter-option students to join us for these annual favorites.  A few important reminders for you and your students:
1.  Registration opens December 1, 2015 @ 9:00am EST
2.  Registration is first come, first served and payment in full completes the registration process
3.  Payment can be made via our secure on-line payment system using VISA, MasterCard, Debit
4.  All residence-option students will participate in the same activities
5.  Courses will be available on our website in the next couple of weeks
6.  Bursary applications are due by November 20, 2015 
7.  Residence-option teachers: Don’t forget to follow the on-line registration process for teachers to
      register yourself
8.  Commuter-option teachers: each teacher attending all or part of the program must follow the on-line
     registration process for teachers

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
The ESU Team

Enrichment Studies Unit
A300 Mackintosh Corry Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-3181
Fax: 613-533-6903