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Space Concordia reaches out to high school students

The student group’s three-day mentorship program exposes youth to university life and opportunities in STEM
February 13, 2020
By Tom Peacock

The student group Space Concordia has developed an outreach program for high school students in Grades 9 through 11.

It’s an opportunity for young people to learn about building space vehicles first-hand while shadowing a Space Concordia member at the university for a day!

The program, which mixes community engagement and mentorship, is divided into three parts:

  • Info-session: an introductory phase (Week of February 17)
  • Volunteering day: mentor and the mentee are paired up for a Space Concordia outreach event (Week of February 24)
  • Student for a day: the main event of the program, mentees get to spend an entire day as a student at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science!

Students who participate will be partnered with a Space Concordia member enrolled in an undergraduate program at the Gina Cody School.

“Our goal is to answer and address any doubts or questions that students may have about pursuing STEM-related careers and programs,” says Alexandra Torres, high school outreach coordinator with Space Concordia.

“Since Space Concordia members have versatile skills and experience, we wish to share this with participants so that their curiosity and excitement for STEM subjects can flourish.”

The popular student group also hopes to develop a more long-term follow-up to the program, such as group homework nights or having students join them for future outreach events.

High school students interested in participating in the program can reserve their spots online. Find out more about Space Concordia.


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