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Engineering Science Quest

Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) sees a world where interest in science and engineering is common amongst everyone.

ESQ's goal is to allow youth to be the change the world will need by creating opportunities for them to increase confidence in their science, engineering and technological abilities.

We do this by getting children involved in summer day camps, holiday and weekend programming, school visits and community events.

Visit the ESQ website to learn more about programs, and how you can get involved.

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Catalyst draws from the University of Waterloo's strengths in engineering, entrepreneurship and science to provide hands on opportunities for high school students to explore, learn and experience engineering.
Our summer  program which runs in July and August, offers an interdisciplinary, problems-based approach to engineering and science skills which focuses on exploring the research, facilities and skillsets demonstrated by engineering students, faculty and professionals. We also offer a range of conferences and in-school workshops throughout the year!

Visit the Catalyst website to learn more about the programs we offer.

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Women in Engineering (WiE)

Waterloo Engineering believes that more women should be represented in engineering. 

The objectives of the WiE group are:

  • To give women of all ages the opportunity to choose engineering as a career.  This is done through special outreach events such as Go ENG Girl for girls in grades 7 - 10, Engineering Badge day for girl guides and other programs.
  • To encourage and promote an environment where women can pursue scientific work and study.  By providing a forum for current students and faculty to highlight and share their accomplishments.

Visit the Women in Engineering website to keep informed on upcoming events, issues and volunteer opportunities.

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Engineering Explorations

We invite students and parents to visit our campus and see displays from each of the many departments within Engineering.  Some of the events we run annually are:

  • For students in Grades 6 - 8 and their parents on the Monday evening of March Break, University students lead walking tours that highlight some of the exciting and innovative work researchers and students are doing in the faculty.
  • High schools are invited to come to Waterloo campus for a half day and see some of the amazing final year student projects, participate in a special lecture and hands-on activity that is designed to emphasize the role of creativity and design in engineering.
  • Students can Register to volunteer for Engineering Explorations.