Memorial Engineering Outreach
What is Memorial Engineering Outreach?
Memorial Engineering Outreach is a unit within Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) whose primary focus is on youth and community engagement. MEO started as one summer camp in 2012 and has grown to include 9 weeks of summer programing as well as a variety of other outreach events that take place year round.
The MEO group is led by Coordinator Kathryn Hong under the supervision of Andy Fisher, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. MEO receives tremendous support from FEAS staff and faculty as they lend their time and expertise to helping outreach programs come together. MEO also provides excellent learning and employment opportunities for undergraduate students by offering them interesting and dynamic work terms.
The goals of MEO are to increase the awareness and understanding of engineering amongst youth and therefore support the FEAS recruitment and growth plan. Offering young people opportunities to not only learn about engineering but to experience engineering will help break current stereotypes that exist and encourage all young people to consider the future they might have in this exciting and growing industry.
MEO pays close attention to groups that are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and tries to make programming accessible for as many young people as possible. MEO has worked with a number of community groups and large organizations in efforts to make engineering part of the conversation for youth today.
If you are interested in learning how you might get involved with MEO, please contact Kathryn at khong[at]mun.ca
Actua Maker Mobile Workshop – September 16, 2017
Go ENG Girl Workshop – October 21, 2017
Go ENG Girl is a fantastic opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 to take part in hands-on engineering activities and challenges as well as gain insight into the wide and wonderful world of Engineering. Created by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering in 2002, this event has welcomed thousands of young girls and their parents to learn about engineering and what the future might hold. This half-day workshop will include sessions for students, sessions for parents and engaging activities for both! Did we mention it is free? Spaces are limited, only those that receive a confirmation email will be permitted to attend. Confirmation emails must be presented upon check in.