Welcome to Catalyst!

A series of photos of highschool students engaged in programming

Catalyst 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. 

An 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.

Check out the programs page for more information on the program offerings through Catalyst. We also offer programs for high school aged students through Women in Engineering, Engineering Science Quest and STEMpowered, check out the links below.

If you have any questions, please email catalyst@uwaterloo.ca