Black Youth in STEM

Posted On Monday July 18, 2022

This summer, the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) partnered with Ontario Tech University and Queen’s University for a specialized STEM camp for Black youth. During the week-long camp, DCDSB elementary students in Grades 7 and 8 and secondary students in Grades 9 and 10 were introduced to engineering disciplines such as electrical, computer, mechatronics, chemical and civil in immersive and hands-on ways.

Students had opportunities to built and created structures, such as structurally sound bridges, learned to code and use robotics, and created bottle rockets. The STEM camp allowed students to learn from Ontario Tech and Queen’s University Engineering students about post-secondary career pathways in engineering, while in a fun and creative environment.