STEAM Days at UTM

 

STEAM Days

 What are STEAM Days?

Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Days at UTM are virtual workshops for elementary and high-school students to explore how things work through hands-on projects that are fun and engaging. STEAM Days at UTM puts an emphasis on inspiring the curiosity of future generations to be successful in their academic studies.

Focusing on hands-on learning with real-world applications, STEAM Days at UTM helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity and 21st-century skills. From exploring projectile motion by building your very own catapult to examining and analyzing evidence from a simulated crime scene, youth are able to develop their skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more.

STEAM Days foster a love of science, technology, engineering, arts and math by partnering youth with UTM student facilitators, faculty, staff.

Participating students will be able to develop the following competencies:

  • Facilitating and presenting by guiding learning and dialogue sessions to support participants in deeper thinking; presenting STEAM-related ideas clearly, effectively, and accessibly
  • Communications and media by conveying persuasive messages to different audiences and utilizing multiple forms of media, to engage participants
  • Community and civic engagement by engaging participants in reasoned debate and critical reflections
  • Collaboration with different stakeholders
  • Investigation and synthesis in using appropriate technology and tools to analyze and apply STEAM information  

Responsibilities

Volunteers must:

  • Complete the webform, identifying their preferred role for STEAM Days
  • Volunteer one to three hours per week on your own time to meet virtually with your project team to discuss the design and implementation of STEAM workshops
  • Complete assigned tasks by Team Leader/ CSE student staff overseeing the project
  • Attend the virtual STEAM Day event prepared to present and/or support in the delivery of the STEAM Day
  • Complete reflection activity after the event

Building Partnerships

To develop new initiatives, we encourage partners in the community to connect with us to explore ways we can work together to provide these opportunities at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and in the local community. We invite schools, parents and families, local community organizations, and UTM community mentors and student groups to explore how we can work together. If you are interested in partnering with the Centre for Student Engagement on Social Innovation Projects, please fill out this form

                                                    This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

Sign-up using the form below today!

For all questions and feedback regarding STEAM Days at UTM, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach

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