Teen Programs

female student working on a machine

Adventures offers a variety of summer camps, enrichment courses, and workshops for teens who wish to gain hands-on experience in the fields of science, engineering, or technology.

Get a better understanding of what university life is really like by completing projects in one of our many labs.  Design a 3D model and print out a prototype in our Makerspace, investigate microorganisms in our microscopy lab, or build a robot in our robotics lab!  


Faculty of Engineering Secondary School 

Coming soon, the Faculty of Engineering will be offering hands-on credited high school summer courses.  Stay tuned!



Teen Technology Club for Girls and for All 

Targeting girls and boys in grades 7-10, this bilingual educational initiative provides a great introduction into various technologies such as: 3D printing, laser cutting, and Arduino programming. Taught by engineering students, these Saturday clubs will give students the opportunity to design and build a wearable technology project using electrical circuits, sensors, Arduino and other technologies. Each Saturday the teens will work on different components of their project, experiment with new tech, and learn valuable engineering skills.

The clubs are offered in two different settings, the Teen Tech Club for all and the Teen Tech Club for girls. Please note that the curriculum is the same for the Club for girls and the Club for all.

Teen Tech club for all: Bilingual program
Teen Tech club for girls: English program (bilingual instructor)

Grade 7-10

Every Saturday from January 20 to March 24, 2018 inclusively


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  or

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

The drop-off and pick-up takes place inside the main entrance of the SITE building at 800 King Edward Avenue.

$155 (for the fall session of 10 clubs), payable by credit card online.

Please click on the link below to register.  To make any changes to your registration, please e-mail adventures@uOttawa.ca or call 613-562-5491; registrations cannot be modified online.


Register here for Winter Clubs! 


*New* Indigenous Innovating Engineering club

Designed for Indigenous students in grades 9-12, this educational initiative will be offered at the Gloucester High School as a new pilot program during the second semester. This program  provides a great introduction to various technologies such as: 3D printing, laser cutting, and Arduino programming.  Over the course of the program, students will work on different components of a project designed to improve upon a community issue as well as learn and apply the steps of the design process. 


Summer Programs

grades 7 to 8 (grade completed)

Complete microscopy, dissection, 3D printing, circuitry, and chemistry projects in real university labs.

grades 7 to 8 (grade completed)

 Try your hand at a variety of hands-on technology projects like Arduino programming, circuit design , Wii and Kinect interface hacking, coding, 3D modelling/printing and much more.

Enrichment Courses
grades 9 to 11 (grade completed)

These enrichment courses mix a variety of lectures and laboratory projects in order to mimic the undergraduate experience firsthand.

Free Facilities

uOttawa Richard L'Abbé Makerspace
Invent–Design–Build in the new uOttawa Richard L'Abbé Makerspace.  Open to the public on Sundays, take advantage of the variety of equipment on-hand such as 3D printers, CNC Mills, Arduinos and many more.  Workshops and use of equipment are free of charge.

High School Workshops - uOttawa Maker Mobile

uOttawa Maker Mobile *NEW* 
Are you a high school teacher who is interested in booking an engineering workshop for your class?  Look no further!  The uOttawa Maker Mobile offers a variety of hands-on technology workshops such as: 3D printing, Laser cutting , Robotics and Vectors, and Arduino.



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