Welcome to Catalyst!

Catalyst logoCatalyst empowers high school youth to be the agents of change in our community and our world by creating opportunities for them to increase awareness, confidence and leadership abilities in engineering, science and technology. 

Who is involved?

Catalyst participantAn initiative of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Catalyst provides engaging summer programs, conferences and workshops for high school youth and educators in the Waterloo community and beyond.

Where we came from...

Catalyst Programs grew out of Engineering Science Quest's former Junior Leader Program, which offers high school students the opportunity to volunteer in a science and technology based camp room. The summer leadership premise built from the basic Junior Leader Program experience into a program that equips high school students with valuable soft skills, creative thinking and both individual and team building environment.

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