Lassonde hosts STEM event for Rexdale community

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On Saturday, March 25 a team of Lassonde students hosted the first National Engineering Month B.U.I.L.D. Your Future event at the Rexdale Community Hub.

The event was led by female undergraduate students and gathered more than 100 people from the community.


Middle school students from local schools came to experience what it's like to be a Renaissance Engineer and how engineering can change the world.

Students spent the day learning about science and engineering through hands-on activities including building challenges and games. 

The activities were designed and led by three undergraduate female Lassonde students. Students learned about building sound structures, teamwork, 3D printing and groundwater filtration.

The event was organized in partnership with Parents Advocating for Student Success, Toronto Community Housing and York University-TD Community Engagement Centre.

Local MPP Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, City Councillor, Michael Ford and Deputy Mayor and City Councillor, Vincent Crisanti attended the event and spoke to the future renaissance engineers of the Rexdale community.

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