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Black high school students explore STEM with the Faculty of Arts & Science

Since March 2021, 38 Black students from high schools in the GTA have been taking part in science workshops provided by science departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science through a program called Pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

By: Chris Sasaki- A & S News

The program was developed through a partnership between the Department of Physics, U of T’s Office of Student Recruitment and the Lifelong Leadership Institute’s Leadership by Design (LBD) program. It will run until August, with workshops being conducted online due to pandemic restrictions.

Workshops are being provided by the departments of physics, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, statistical sciences and the School of the Environment. They cover a diversity of topics, including artificial intelligence, programming languages, number theory, vulcanism and other geological processes, spectroscopes and more.

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