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For over two decades, the McMaster Engineering & Science Olympics and Open House has provided high school students the opportunity to participate in an exciting engineering and science experience. This includes preparation and learning at your school, the challenge of competition with teams from other schools and the feel of a university campus on a regular day. School teams compete in events throughout the day - like a track meet. Prizes will go to the top teams in each event. More than $20,000 in McMaster entrance awards are available to be won!

The open house activities allow students to meet and mingle with our acclaimed professors and outstanding engineering and science undergraduate students. Special presentations, discussions, displays and demonstrations throughout the day provide insights into exciting career paths and encourage students to pursue an education leading to the profession of engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science at McMaster University, known best for “Innovation in Education, Excellence in Research and Quality of Student Life”, have a long tradition of sponsoring and hosting outreach events and activities for high school students (i.e. regional science fairs, open houses, engineering design competitions, A Day in the Life of a Mac Eng Student, Engineering Experience Weekend). We introduce students to engineering and science, provide exciting opportunities to learn and we grant many thousands of dollars in entrance awards. It is no secret that McMaster attracts many top students and we meet many of them through these outreach activities!

Our doors are always open. Welcome!
Brennan Conry, Olympics Coordinator
McMaster Engineering Outreach

Testimonials:

I must say that we all had a fabulous time at the Science Olympics. Thank you for organizing this and making sure we had a good time. Our students felt it was really worth attending. We are actually looking forward to next year's event and we... [more]

Tess Antony - attended in 2009
Teacher, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School


McMaster's reputation, beautiful campus and welcoming atmosphere influenced my decision to pursue my engineering degree here. As a student, I felt a sense of belonging and enjoy the way students are always willing to support and help each other.... [more]

Joy Singh - attended in 2009
McMaster Engineering Alumni - Mechatronics 2009


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