Community Outreach

The Faculty of Applied Sciences' many outreach initiatives are designed to engage diverse communities and spark a life-long passion for engineering and technology.  

Questions? You can reach our team at fas_outreach@sfu.ca

Please note that all events hosted at the SFU Burnaby or Surrey campuses are wheelchair accessible.

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Youth Programs

Science AL!VE

Science AL!VE strives to engage Grade K-7 students in hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art&design, Mathematics) programs to build measurable skills and improve self-confidence. We offer summer camps, weekend clubs, online workshops and resources for teachers. 

Aligned with SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences' mandate, we aim to dispel stereotypes in the field of science and engineering and work towards achieving diversity and inclusion. We work to empower those traditionally under-represented groups in STEAM by developing barrier-free programs. 

     

Applied Sciences Outreach 

Applied Sciences Outreach offers numerous skill-buildling programs and workshops for youth Grade 8-12. Participants enjoy interactive and hands-on workshops to explore the exciting topics in science and engineering. 

      

Events 

We offer numerous STEM-related events to engage youth throughout the year. Join us on-campus, in the community or virtually!

Resources for Teachers

Computer Science Teaching Toolkit

For grade 11/12 high school computer science teachers.

Are you a high school teacher looking for materials to teach Computer Science or Programming to grade 11/12 students? The SFU Computer Science Teaching Toolkit (CSTT) provides an engaging set of exercises and tools used to teach Introduction to Computer Science and Programming at Simon Fraser University.

These materials are provided free of charge to BC high school teachers, and highlight the utility and breadth of computer science, while teaching fundamental computer science concepts and programming constructs. Please visit this page to find out more details and receive access to the materials.

Internships and Awards

SCORE Summer Research Internship Program

The award-winning SCORE (Surrey Collaborative Outreach and Research Experience) program is a summer research internship program for graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to participate in cutting-edge research projects aimed at advancing health care and solving real-world challenges associated with medical technologies, digital health technologies, and assisted living technologies. 

SCORE participants will have the opportunity to be involved with the newest scientific research discoveries in B.C., network with numerous professionals and fellow students, and prepare for a future career in a STEM field.

Contact Us

For general inquiries about our outreach programs and events, please contact fas_outreach@sfu.ca.