To provide the youth in grades 2-9 of Saskatchewan the opportunity to experience all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a hands on, interactive environment.
Educating Youth in Engineering and Science (EYES) works as part of the University of Regina, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting STEM subjects to youth throughout Southern Saskatchewan. Through hands-on science experiments and activities students are encouraged to follow their curiosities and ask questions in a safe and open environment. EYES strives to include all children, regardless of culture, socio-economic status, needs, gender, ethnicity, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. EYES provides valuable work experience for post secondary undergraduate students and high-school volunteers, enriching the community at the University of Regina.
EYES has been in operation since 1995. Today, EYES offers a variety of programs including: in-school workshops, day camps, all-girls day camps, satellite camps in Assiniboia, Balcarres, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, Foam Lake, Esterhazy, Estevan, Swift Current, and Shaunavon, and a winter club program. We reach under-served populations in Regina and in 2016, we ran thirteen weeks of free programming in disadvantaged communities. We are partnered with the Open Door society to offer camp programming for newcomers to Canada.
EYES engaged over 30,000 southern Saskatchewan youth in 2019, and we are hoping to continue this trend in 2017. The success the program has enjoyed would not be possible without the tremendous support it receives from the University of Regina, Actua, local and national funders, as well as numerous individual supporters.
Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.