What this camp is about: Discover engineering is
a summer day camp to inform young women about engineering and to encourage
them to consider post secondary education and a career in this profession.
Young women spend five days at Ryerson, undertaking hands-on projects
in a wide variety of engineering subject areas. They meet women engineers
and engineering students and learn about the challenges and excitement
of both an engineering career and education.
What kind of hands-on projects:
- make slime
in a chemistry lab
- use LEGO to
learn about mechanical engineering in our new RoboLab
- design and
build an electronic circuit
- learn about
and create a digital logic circuit
- go on a field
trip and learn first-hand about newest technologies (for example,1999
field trip to CanTel)
- and much more!
How to Apply:
Complete the application form and questionnaire. Photocopies or faxes
of the forms are acceptable.
Our fax number is: (416) 979-5280. If you are faxing please note
that copies of your application and questionnaire should be mailed in
with your payment, placement cannot be guaranteed without receipt of
2. Have a teacher complete the recommendation form.
3. Attach payment, by cheque, payable to
Polytechnic University - Discover Engineering.
4. Mail the application form and questionnaire with payment
Discover Engineering Summer Camp
Co-ordinator, Women in Engineering Projects, (T200)
Ryerson Polytechnic University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3
applications is usually the first week of June, but applications
will be accepted after that date if there is still space in the
To be considered
for Discover Engineering, you must be a female high school student
completing Grade 10, 11, 12 or OAC the current spring. Mature students
are welcome. Applications for students completing grade 9 this year
will also be accepted. Background in maths and science and/or technical
courses is not required. Currently the camp has a total of 150 spaces:
30 spaces each in 5-one week sessions. If the camp is oversubscribed,
we will choose on the basis of a lottery giving priority to more
senior students and students who applied last year.
If you are accepted
to the camp, you will be mailed an acceptance letter and information
about the time and location of the camp. If you are not accepted,
Your application will be placed on a wait list in case there are
last minute cancellations and a spot becomes available. If this
does not occur, your application will still be placed on the wait
list for our next year sessions (for which you will have a priority
standing) and your payment will be returned.
be notified whether they have been accepted into the camp by the
third week of June.
Out of town applications:
Out of town applications
are welcome. Accommodation for students, parents and school groups
is available but not included in the camp fee. For information contact
the Project Co-Ordinator.
For further information about Discover
Co-Ordinator of Women In Engineering Projects
You will be able to receive a current camp schedule and an application form.
For information contact the Project Co-Ordinator.