• So you've decided to pursue a career in STEM. What's next?

     

    If that's where you're stuck at, then this is the event for you:

    STEM Beyond High School

  • Why attend?

    Step Into STEM's “STEM Beyond High School” event will introduce high school students (grades 9-12) to the many fun opportunities, experiential programs and career options available in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

     

    Our event will take place between 2-6 PM on Friday 7th December 2018, in room 610, Health Sciences Building, at the University of Toronto (155 College Street, Toronto ON M5T 1P8). This is a PA day - so no need to skip school to attend!

     

    We will prioritize students from a low-income background, or those who are generally under-represented in STEM fields, but all students are welcome regardless.

    Learn about the different science opportunities available for you!

    Step Into STEM's “STEM Beyond High School” event will introduce high school students (grades 9-12) to the many fun opportunities, experiential programs and career options available in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

    There are no costs - and we'll provide TTC tickets for you!

    This event is free of cost and will include a light lunch for all attendees. All you have to do is register!

     

    We will also provide students with TTC tickets to cover travel costs to and from the event.

    We'll provide "A Guide To STEM" handbook to all students

    All event attendees will receive a copy of Step into STEM's "A Guide to STEM" handbook, which compiles STEM resources (such as mentorship initiatives, support programs, STEM workshops and courses) available online, at the University of Toronto and around the GTA.

  • Event Schedule

    REGISTRATION

    Be sure to complete online registration (details below), so that you can attend our event!

    1:30 PM - 2:05 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    Why STEM Beyond High School? We'll share why we decided to host this event.

    2:05-2:15 PM

    KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Dr. Eugenia Duodu will be speaking about how she pursued science beyond high school.

    2:15-2:45 PM

    LUNCH + BREAKOUT SESSION

    A facilitator will guide each student group's discussion over lunch.

    2:45-3:15 PM

    PANEL

    We will have a panel of four speakers discussing their science journeys.

    3:15-4:15 PM

    LINKEDIN WORKSHOP

    In this “rock your profile” session, students will learn how to build out a LinkedIn profile, as well why it's important to have a professional brand.

    4:15-5:00 PM

    NETWORKING SESSION

    In this session, you can discover science-related programs and opportunities. For a list of networking session participants, scroll down below!

    5:00-6:00 PM

  • Registration

    It's easy!

    1

    Register via this Google form

    Link

    Registration is now closed!

    2

    Submit your permission form

    Link

    Please either email your completed permission form, or bring it with you on the day.

     

    We cannot let students enter the event without a completed permission form.

    3

    Attend!

    We will send all registered attendees a confirmation email.

  • Partners

    This event is a collaboration between...

    Step Into STEM

    Our goal is to break down barriers for under-represented female youth & create an engaging environment that fosters a passion for STEM.

    Toronto Community Housing (TCH)

    Toronto Community Housing Corporation is a public housing agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Student Initiative Fund (SIF)

    The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) offers financial support for projects that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community at the University of Toronto.

  • Networking session participants include:

    This list is being updated daily!

    hEr VOLUTION

    Inspiring girls and young women to embrace STEM careers with a focus on girls and young women facing multiple barriers.

    SciXchange

    Our mission is to make science engaging, comprehensible and accessible to the general public. We aim to increase science literacy and foster critical thinking about scientific issues.

    FEM in STEM

    FEM in STEM is a social enterprise dedicated towards empowering the next generation of females in STEM. We are passionate about the diffusion of opportunities and do so through our online hub of resources and programs. Recently, we launched Canada's first personal and professional growth accelerator called the 'Catalyst Program'.

    Girls E-Mentorship

    Girls E-Mentorship is a registered charitable organization that provides an innovative mentorship experience to high school girls facing multiple barriers.

    Black Outreach Leadership Detective (BOLD)

    BOLD is a province-wide initiative seeking to increase the representation of Black Ontario high school students attending University and support them in that journey by providing an online platform where Black high school students can see profiles of Black University students and professionals, scholarship information, events, volunteer opportunities and mentorship opportunities.

    Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)​

    CAGIS is a club for girls aged 7 to 16 interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We go on monthly fields trips to the workplaces of women and men in STEM fields to learn about different topics and do fun, hands-on activities. Volunteer opportunities available for older members and students. girlsinscience.ca

    McMaster LEAP​

    Developed for secondary school students, LEAP – the Learning Enrichment Advancement Program – delivers innovative summer programming in McMaster’s state-of-the-art engineering laboratories. Gain a deeper understanding of science, mathematics and technology while exploring today’s most exciting areas of engineering and computer science. Enriching, hands-on activities encourage creativity, personal growth and a passion for learning.

    STEM Fellowship

    STEM Fellowship is a youth-run Canadian non-profit organization that uses mentorship and experiential learning to equip the next generation of change-makers with indispensable skills in data science and scholarly writing. We present a new philosophy for student-driven experiential learning, providing tools to help in the current STEM research and education ecosystem.

    University of Toronto

    This includes the:

    - Office of Health Professions Student Affairs - Faculty of Medicine

    - University of Toronto - Faculty of Engineering

    No university in Canada — and perhaps the world — is in a better position to offer an education that will help the brightest students meet the grand challenges that humanity now faces.

     

    Here you’ll find a global community of innovators and creators. We are at the forefront of engineering education and research — in the groundbreaking areas we explore, the ways we collaborate and the contributions we make to the profession. All international rankings consistently rate U of T Engineering number one in Canada and among the world’s best. We’re preparing engineers of tomorrow — like you—to unlock our future’s boundless potential.

    WoCSCan

    Women of Colour in STEAMM Canada (WoCScan) a not-for-profit organization that advocates for minorities in Canada in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Medicine.

    Foundation for Student Science and Technology

    The Foundation provides professional experiences for secondary school and undergraduate students to consider careers in STEM. We provide experiences in scientific publishing, research and leadership allowing our students to experience the full spectrum of career demands and challenges in STEM. The Foundation achieves this vision through connecting students to mentors and leaders, investing in the early career development of students in STEM, facilitating a professional, peer-reviewed student run journal, and providing programming that emulates real world circumstances.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out!