Sensational STEM! Explore Astronomy, Coding and More at DiscoverE!

DiscoverEWhether you have a junior stargazer enamored with astronomy, a computer whiz who loves cracking code, or a young scientists eager to experiment, DiscoverE has a program for you! DiscoverE is a student-delivered program at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering. The goal is to help children and youth recognize the importance of engineering, science and technology in today’s world – through a program that offers plenty of hands-on activities, fun and mentorship.


DiscoverE programs are offered through the school year as Saturday Camps. Kids will spend 3 hours each Saturday over the course of 10 weeks learning, doing, trying and discovering. For campers that would like to participate in both morning and afternoon sessions, lunch time supervision will be provided. Not to worry if your child has participated in a DiscoverE camp or workshop in the past – the programming is always new and the projects are always changing to keep students interested, engaged and excited! Registration is now open for Winter 2020.

SATURDAY CAMPS – Winter 2020:

STEM Camps:

Grade 4 to 6 – Future Earth
What will Earth be like in 2050? Participants will ponder that topic and learn how scientists and engineers contribute to the future of our planet.

Grade 7 to 9 – Mechanical Engineering
Learn about the ever-changing field of mechanical engineering through hands-on projects and fun activities!

Tech Camps:

Grade 4 to 6 – Pathways to Python
Learn the basic principles of Python and increase programming knowledge and skills through coding!

Grade 7 to 9 – Power of Python
Can you speak another language? You’ll speak the programming language of Python after this camp! Learn about careers in the field of programming.


The DiscoverE program was founded in Edmonton in 1993 amid a national concern over the shortage of students entering the fields of engineering, science and technology. Each year, the program delivers workshops, programs and summer camps to more than 27,000 students in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

DiscoverE Saturday Camps:

When: Saturdays, January 25 to April 4, 2020 (no camp on Saturday, February 15, 2020)
Time: Sessions are 9 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: 2-215 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Phone: 780-492-8779

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