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. 

2021 Virtual Summer offering available! 

Technovation Girls BC

Join the global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls! Every year, Technovation Girls challenges 10 to 18 year old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem.

App Dev Workshop

Join our App Development (App Dev) workshop to design and create mobile apps! This is beginner-friendly, project-based workshops where students will use Thunkable, a drag-and-drop app builder, to build their own functioning app. 

2021 Virtual Summer offerings available! 

Invent the Future

Invent the Future is Canada’s first and only two-week summer enrichment program focused on bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise, community and mentorship to young women in Grade 10 and 11.  During this AI Scholars Program,  participants from across Canada will explore the world of AI through team projects, and connect with mentors and industry experts in a supportive yet challenging environment.

2021 Virtual Summer offering available! 

Pepper Academy

Meet Pepper, a semi-humanoid robot designed to read human emotions. Learn more about what Pepper can do and how you can program robots! 

STEM Speaker Series

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Speaker Series provides secondary school students with the opportunity to meet and interact with role models in STEM fields. During this event, our guest speakers, which consist of graduate students, faculty members, and/or working professionals, will talk about their career path and what made them pursue the field they are in.

Applied Sciences After Dark 

The Applied Sciences (APSC) After Dark event provides adult learners, including parents, guardians, and teachers, with the opportunity to learn and participate in STEM activities offered by our outreach programs. Whether you are looking for STEM-related programming for your youth or a space to channel your inner geek/nerd, our hope is to foster an interactive learning environment for everyone to enjoy learning about STEM topics!

Go ENG Girl

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites girls (grades 7 – 10) to learn more about the wonderful world of engineering. Please join us for this free event where girls will have fun participating in a hands-on activity and learn about the possibilities of engineering as a career choice.  

Go CODE Girl

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites girls (grades 7-10) to learn more about the wonderful world of computing science. Please join us for this free event where girls will learn to program Edison robots to navigate an obstacle course. No previous programming experience is necessary. 

Badge Day

Girl Guide participants will cover all the requirements for the Engineering Badge by completing engineering challenges, learning about careers in engineering, meeting some current SFU students, and building their own projects!

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.