Engineering and science program for youth continues to grow

By Advancement and Communications Posted: May 3, 2019 9:30 a.m.

The EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) program is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
The EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) program is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Photo: EYES

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience grant is supporting the University of Regina EYES program.

As part of the U of R’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Saskatchewan youth with the opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a fun, hands-on way.

“The program takes a new approach to experiential learning,” said Megan Moore, EYES coordinator, University of Lethbridge Biology and Psychology grad, and current U of R Education student. “Through science and technology, we are educating the youth of our province in a memorable and impactful way.”

A member of a national STEM-based youth charity, Actua, EYES offers youth workshops and summer camps at various locations throughout the province, focusing on science experiments and hands-on activities in a creative and open environment.

“According to Statistics Canada, EYES has reached 25 per cent of all youth in Saskatchewan,” said Moore. “To think that one out of every four students in the province has been directly impacted by our program is phenomenal, and we are still growing!”

Camp registration is now open!

Read more about the EYES program.