Resources

See below for online outreach resources* and information for the following groups:

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Elementary School Students

This is the perfect age to develop a curiosity and interest in engineering. The following resources are geared specifically to elementary school students. See the link descriptions for more information.

Local Programs and Events:

  • GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science for Kids: Engineering and science in-school workshops, summer camps, outreach programs

Websites:

Books and Magazines:

  • YES Mag: Canada’s Youth Engineering and Science magazine (last published in 2012 – check your local library for old issues!)
  • KNOW Mag: Canada’s Kids Engineering and Science magazine (last published in 2012 – check your local library for old issues!)
  • Science.gc.ca Activity Book: Over 30 science games, experiments and activities tailored for different age groups and skill levels.

High School Students

High school is an exciting time where students can explore and prepare for future career options. The following are resources geared specifically for high school students. See the link descriptions for more information.

Local Programs and Events:

Our high school outreach events are as follows:

Other events:

Websites:

  • Think Mech
  • sokanu: Your guide to all careers engineering. Learn about every kind of engineering, how to pursue it, and the local job prospects.
  • Tomorrow’s Engineers: What is engineering? Engineers shape the world we live in, by designing, creating, testing, and improving almost every product or process you can think of.
  • Engineer Your Life: A guide for high school girls.
  • Career videos.  WISEatlantic: Women in science, engineering and the trades share what they do at work.
  • Electricity Human Resources Canada – Bridging the Gap: Twelve videos on occupations in the electricity and renewable energy industry.
  • Science.gc.ca Activity Book: Over 30 science games, experiments and activities tailored for different age groups and skill levels.
  • National Engineering Month: Canada’s biggest celebration of engineering. Over 500 coast-to-coast events for young Canadians to learn about the exciting, fun and rewarding world of careers in engineering.
  • Future Morph: Become someone – career opportunities in science and maths.
  • UBC Engineering Admissions
  • CurioCity by Let’s Talk Science: An online community that helps teens connect with university students and scientists to learn about the STEM behind everyday topics.
  • DiscoverE: A website for students to explore interesting topics and career info about engineering.
  • TryEngineering: Explore games, articles, and information on how to become an engineer.

Post-Secondary Students

En route to a career in engineering? The following resources are geared specifically to post-secondary students. See the link descriptions for more information.

Community and Mentoring


Teachers and Parents

As teachers and parents, you have the ability to spark the next generation’s interest in engineering – and you don’t have to be an engineer to do so.

Our teacher outreach events are as follows:

If you would like eng•cite to present a talk, or host a workshop for your group, please contact us.

The following resources are geared specifically to teachers and parents. See the link descriptions for more information. Additionally, more resources per age-level are provided in other sections under the Resources tab.

  • WWEST workshops for secondary school teachers
  • Teach Engineering: Providing standards-based engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering and math classrooms.
  • Kids and parents:  Information for young women and interested parents or teachers.  Including information about a future in science and engineering, choosing a degree program, field trips, and rainy day activities.

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