On March 17, 2018 we held our second annual STEM Day at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Over 150 youth from 11 Community STEM Clubs in the Peel and surrounding regions had the opportunity to explore STEM and learning at the university!
The day began with an interactive opening presentation by VP-Principal of UTM Dr. Ulrich Krull and remarks from Hillary Marshall, VP Stakeholder Relations and Communications at Toronto Pearson. Youth then had the opportunity to travel to different parts of campus and take part in engaging workshops held by UTM staff, faculty, and students to discover STEM at the university!
This year’s workshops included Shake The Earth: a hands-on experience exploring the science behind earthquakes, ‘Flashy Physics’ demos, and fossilization to name a few! Many youth even got to explore the nature trails around campus and take part in a bird-watching expedition.
The day concluded with thought-provoking remarks from Loretta Neebar, Registrar and Director of Enrollment Management at UTM on the significance of education. A HUGE thank you to our incredible workshop leaders for welcoming us into your labs and sharing your work! Thank you as well to University of Toronto Mississauga for their support and to our incredible speakers for making this event a success!
See ya next year, UTM!