Founded in 1991, Engineering Outreach originally provided programming to 60 participants. 30 years later, we now reach over 43,000 youth yearly through camps, clubs, workshops, and events.
1999: A brand new Club for Girls is run for the first time
2009: GirlSci and TeenTech programming is created, offering our programs to a wider range of audiences
2013: 3D printing is introduced into the curriculum to kick-start the creative world of Engineering Design for youth!
2014: The University of Ottawa's Makerspace is created, allowing students and the public to take charge of their ideas
2015: New Enrichment programs are created, as well as Makergirls and Minimed, in order to appeal to an even larger population
2016: The University of Ottawa's Makermobile is launched, the first mobile makerspace for youth. Now, we currently have a selection of 3 different vans! Satellite Camps are offered to ensure participants have access to programming closer to home
2018: The Faculty of Engineering Secondary School is created
2019: The Maker Mobile team offered for the first time a successful MakerEd camp for teachers in the summer. Adventures Summer Camps are offered at 5 locations (uOttawa campus, Orleans, Barrhaven, Kanata and Alta Vista).
2020: Faculty of Engineering Secondary School offered 4 different credited classes (TDJ1O, TDJ2O, ICS2O, ICS3U), all online due to the pandemic. Summer camps are offered virtually.
2021: Maker Mobile transformed his workshop program to be offered online. New SHSM workshops are created and offered to high school students.