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AutismBC Goes to Young Engineers (Richmond)

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Get ready to ignite imaginations and spark creativity! 🚀

Join us for an AutismBC Goes to Young Engineers in Richmond! As a proud member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and a business ally of ours, Young Engineers is dedicated to nurturing the minds of autistic and neurodiverse learners through their innovative monthly programs. With a focus on engineering and creativity, we invite you to join us for an exciting day of exploration.

This event will be available to 16 students and their families through our service giveaway draw. It’ll begin with an Open House where parents/caregivers can come in early to look and get settled with their children before classes begin. After the open house event, students will have the opportunity to try the challenge programs.

Bonus: Any registered participant for the program classes draw will also have a chance at winning a ten-class pack for extra spring classes!

Please note: This is a giveaway draw; only winners will be contacted for participation in the event. 

How: Registration is required; please see essential details below. 

Who:AutismBC Members willing to travel to the Richmond area. We can accommodate 16 learners to try their programs through our service giveaway draw.

What: An open house tour of their inclusive social programs for the winners and their parents. Followed by guided building challenge engineering classes for the selected winners.

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time(s):

  • OPEN HOUSE: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; Winners and their parents who want a tour and to meet the YE team!
  • BRICKS CHALLENGE: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Grades K – 3, 8 spots available
  • GALILEO CHALLENGE: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Grades 4 – 7, 8 spots available

Location:  11780 Hammersmith Way #220, Richmond, BC V7A 5E9

Cost: FREE to AutismBC Members. Including all required supplies needed. 

 

What to Expect:

  • Open House from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2024, where winners and their caregivers are welcome to come and explore the Young Engineers facility and meet their team!

 

Followed by:


2:15–3:15 pm K–Grade 3

Students who are participating in the Bricks Challenge program will learn important theoretical and practical lessons. Bricks Challenge introduces students to essential scientists and inventors such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Archimedes and more. These valued figures have played a significant role in developing science and technology today. We use their stories to inspire and educate our young engineers.

Bricks Challenge participants learn about many different topics of classical mechanics, including the following: the laws of physics, centrifugal force, centripetal force, force of inertia, kinetic energy, potential energy, law of action-reaction, lift force, torque, leverage points, load distribution, force conservation, angular momentum and more. Students learn the mathematical skills required to make the scientific calculations to build their models.

 

Registration closes on Tuesday, March 26, at noon.

 

3:30 pm–4:30 pm Grade 4– 7

The Galileo Technic program investigates mechanical systems from a real engineer’s point of view. The program focuses on finding solutions using teamwork to build complex machines. Children will explore the mechanical, mathematical and physical aspects of machinery and the logical process of building them.

 

Registration closes on Tuesday, March 26, at noon.

 

The 16 selected winners will be contacted to register for the event after the draw close date.

Additional Important Details:

  • This Goes event is for children and youth to sample an engineering social group. 
  • This is not a drop-off event; a parent or caregiver must stay on-site during the class. 
  • Please only register for the age group of your child. 
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided during the open house. We will endeavour to provide safe snacks.
  • If you have a severe food allergy, please notify us. 

 

REGISTRATION INFO:

  • We will draw eight winners per class challenge program, 16 total winners.
  • Registration opens on Tuesday, March 12, at 9:00 AM and closes on Tuesday, March 26, at noon.
  • All registrants are also entered to win the bonus 10-class pack for the upcoming 2024 spring season. This part of the giveaway draw will be awarded after April 16, 2024.  
  • You can register up to 2 participants per membership ID, and multiple registrations are unavailable. 
  • If you do not have an AutismBC membership, we encourage you to register beforehand to ensure you get a spot. Get your membership here: AutismBC Membership
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know right away by email so we can allocate your spot to a waitlisted registrant.
  • Winners will be contacted with a free registration code after March 26th for the in-person challenge programs on Saturday, April 14th.

About Young Engineers: 

 

We are excited to bring e2 Young Engineers close to you in Richmond, BC. Founded in 2008, Young Engineers operates Engineering after-school activities in over 50 countries, Our mission is to prepare 4 to 15-year-old students for the changing demands of the 21st-century workforce. With over 30,000 happy students globally, Young Engineers has been recognized by the Harvard School of Education and the European Union Commission. At Young Engineers, we believe in engaging our students’ education processes while developing the student’s learning skills. We understand that every child has a different technique for learning and retaining information; yet, we have found out that making learning fun is the lowest common denominator for a successful education. We have meticulously generated hands-on curricula, which combine education and entertainment, creating our unique “edutainment” method.

At AutismBC Goes events, we aim to foster a sense of community and belonging, ensuring that cost is never a barrier to participation. By organizing engaging outings and activities, we offer opportunities for autistic individuals and their families to connect, have fun, and learn in a supportive environment. 


Our programs are designed to support, empower, and connect the autism community!

Not yet an AutismBC Member? Sign-up for a Membership: Our Membership — AutismBC

 

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Young Engineers Richmond
11780 Hammersmith Way #220, Richmond, BC V7A 5E9 + Google Map
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