What is the DiscoverE Program?
Unique to UBC’s Okangan campus, DiscoverE is the School of Engineering’s re-vamped high school program! Join future leaders and change-makers from across Canada and around the world as you explore cutting-edge technologies and concepts in today’s engineering fields. Class discussions, lectures and hands-on activities will be guided by the university faculty. DiscoverE participants will be exposed to general design process through civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering projects. Teamwork will be utilized to work on soft skills such as leadership and communication to emphasize the need for both in the Engineering profession.
Get a Competitive Edge
At the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, practical knowledge is not enough to manifest change in our society today. In our DiscoverE program, participants will have the opportunity to apply their current and learned knowledge from this program to innovatively solve issues society is facing today and further the limits of our capabilities. Through several hands-on activities and projects facilitated by industry members, professors, and students, participants will work in teams to apply STEM principles, business ideas and entrepreneurial skills to create a product or service that responds to a real-world problem. This project will help participants build up their resumes, as well as their leadership, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills.
Meet the UBC Community
Our team of instructors is made of university professors who are passionate about their field of study and have extensive experience working with youth. This structure makes the DiscoverE program unique as it it the only of its kind in the Okanagan that pairs high school students directly to faculty members.
Explore Your Interests
There are two different weeks that students can choose from. Each week focuses on unique streams of engineering
Biomedical Engineering: All about your heart, looking at your heart rate, heartbeats and the angle of your heart
Materials Engineering: Designing and creating waterproof textiles and non-stick cookware.
Structures and Materials: Concrete… like you have never seen it before!
Environmental Engineering: Designing and creating ways to make water safe and clean
Manufacturing Technology: 3D modeling, 3D printing, 3D scanning and reverse engineering
Mechatronics: Mobile robot building, programming and control with Arduino. Working with various sensors.
Environmental Engineering: Learning about how we impact the environment