Community Outreach Hours
The Faculty of Science offers a wide variety of outreach programming to elementary and high schools throughout Windsor-Essex County.
In this partnership between UWindsor and Let’s Talk Science, our trained student outreach volunteers visit local elementary and secondary schools, as well as community groups and events, with free, engaging, curriculum-linked workshops throughout the year.
The Faculty of Science hosts full-day science challenges each October to test knowledge, skills, and teamwork of local high school students. Every member of the first-place team will receive a $1000 scholarship to a UWindsor Science program, and members of the second-place team will receive $500 towards a UWindsor Science program.
The Faculty of Science hosted our first Let’s Talk Cancer Symposium, in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Windsor Cancer Research Group, in February 2017. We look forward to making this an annual event. Registration is free but required in advance.
Every March the Faculty of Science hosts Badge Day in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, ONWIE, and Let’s Talk Science. Local Girl Guides are invited to campus to complete requirements for up to three different STEM-related badges. Advance registration is required but is free.
This conference features speakers from forensics-related fields such as law enforcement and pathology, as well as hands-on demonstrations and activities. Held annually in April, registration is required in advance and is $10-$25 per person, depending on time of registration and group size.
A full day of friendly science competition for students in grades 6 - 8. The annual late April or early May event is organized by Let’s Talk Science Outreach at UWindsor student volunteers, in partnership with the Faculty of Science.
This free annual event in May invites members of the Windsor-Essex community to visit our campus and learn about science and the research happening here at UWindsor through dynamic displays and demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Each July, top grade 11 students from local high schools participate in an immersive week of science discovery and experiential learning. Students participate in mini-lectures, hands-on experiments, research lab tours, and social activities in each science department and get a chance to hear about the UWindsor Science Experience directly from our students, staff, and faculty.
The Brain Bee is a neuroscience trivia competition open to high school students in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia-Lambton.
For more information about the outreach programs, please contact Michelle Bondy at firstname.lastname@example.org.