Lassonde students organize engineering event for Rexdale middle-school students

A team of Lassonde School of Engineering students hosted the first National Engineering Month “B.U.I.L.D. Your Future” event on Saturday, March 25 at the Rexdale Community Hub. The event was led by female undergraduate students and gathered more than 100 people from the community.

The student mentors pose with the middle-school students and distinguished guests

Middle-school students from local schools came to experience what it is like to be an engineer and how engineering can change the world.

Students spent the day learning about science and engineering through hands-on activities including building challenges and games.

The Lassonde student volunteers work with the middle-school students

The activities were designed and led by three female Lassonde students in the undergraduate engineering program. The middle-school students learned about teamwork and 3D printing and engineering concepts such as how to build sound structures and groundwater filtration.

Local MPP Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, M.D., City Councillor Michael Ford and Deputy Mayor & City Councillor Vincent Crisanti attended the event and spoke to the students.

The event was organized in partnership with Parents Advocating for Student Success, Toronto Community Housing and York University-TD Community Engagement Centre.

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