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Student going over materials and plans

Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources

Grade
9 10 11 12
A career in engineering would let you help people through designing and implementing the things they use in their daily lives.
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Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources

Fairy Sahay

Fairy Sahay

Job Title
Civil Engineer (Green Economy Project)
I work to protect, conserve and restore natural resources.
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Fairy Sahay

Engineering

Bridge Bonanza

Learn about strong and stable structures by building and testing bridges.
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Bridge Bonanza

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind.
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How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Construction worker with house plan

Careers with Form and Function

Students explore careers that involve the concepts of form and function.
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Careers with Form and Function

Recycled bottle bird feeder

Innovating with Form and Function

Students use their understanding of form and function to design an innovative object or device.
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Innovating with Form and Function

Side table with mug and vase

Noticing Form and Function in Our Lives

Students will explore how the form and function of common objects and structures are related.
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Noticing Form and Function in Our Lives

Anghel Saligny Bridge

Why is a Triangle a Strong Shape?

Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures
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Why is a Triangle a Strong Shape?

Gordie Howe International Bridge: Fluor Project Between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario

Build a Paper Bridge

Build and test a bridge made out of nothing but paper!
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Build a Paper Bridge

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

Are you willing to give up a sweet treat for the sake of science? Can you engineer a strong and stable structure out of something soft and fluffy?
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How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Structures: Statues And Towers

8 images including the Statue of Liberty and various towers from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower and Xi'an Bell Tower
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Structures: Statues And Towers

Inukshuk, Hudson Bay, Canada

Structures: In Canada

7 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations
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Structures: In Canada

Great Pyramids At Giza, Egypt

Structures: Historical

11 images of structures with historical significance from different civilizations such as pyramids, statues on Easter Island and Stonehenge
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Structures: Historical

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA

Structures: Bridges And Gates

5 images of some mass and frame structures from around the world such as the L’Arc de Triomphe gate and the Brooklyn Bridge
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Structures: Bridges And Gates