Education and Outreach
Engineering Coordinator and Instructor, Selkirk College | 2021 - present
I coordinate the Engineering program at Selkirk College, which trains our students for transfer to Engineering Programs at UBC, University of Victoria and other universities after taking their first year at Selkirk. I also teach the following courses:
DEEP Summer Academy, University of Toronto | 2011 - 2019
I have been working with DEEP since 2011, developing and delivering outreach courses to inspire high school students to consider careers in STEM.
I have developed these courses in this time:
Aerospace: Designs for the Future (2011)
Design, Build, Fly (2012-2013, 2016, 2018)
Foundations of Project Management and Entrepreneurship (2012-2013)
From the Ground Up: Introductions to Flight (2012, 2013, 2016-2017, 2019)
Engineering Design Tools (2013, 2015)
Magnetic Materials (2015-2016)
Engineering Product Design (2016, 2018-2019)
A Mission to Mars (2017-2019)
Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto | 2011 - 2014
I have been the teaching assistant for two project-based design courses at the University of Toronto:
The Aircraft Design Course (AER 406)
From 2011-2012 I was a TA in this course, in charge of guiding tutorials and design review sessions, supervising the design lab, grading design reports and presentations, and supervising zipline test and fly off days.
Engineering Strategies and Practices (APS 112)
In 2013-2014, I was the backup TA for APS 111, and main TA for APS 112. During the course, students work with a client to develop a solution to the client's problem. In my role as TA I facilitated tutorials focused on projects implemented by students, graded assignments, worked with the project manager and the communications instructor to help students achieve course goals, and contributed to general activities of the 40 person-strong teaching team.
Mentor, Ontario Online Research Co-op for high school students | 2016 - 2021
I mentored high school students in a research project, and also acted as a reviewer for the Journal of Student Science and Technology, a journal dedicated to high school and undergraduate students.
Seminar Leader and Business Mentor, University of Toronto Association for Canada-China Exchange of Leadership (UTACCEL) conferences | 2011
I developed a seminar to introduce principles of flight to students in China along with a glider project for students in China. I also mentored a group of Chinese high school students to develop a business plan for an idea of their choice and present it to industry leaders.
Other Teaching and Science Communication Experiences
Skype a Scientist | 2010 -2020
I connect to classrooms around the world, and share my passion for science with the students!
English Teacher, Centre Caron Montreal | 2019
I deliver English as a Foreign Language courses to professionals working within companies and government agencies in the Montreal area.
Teacher, Olympiads School | 2018
I teach grade 11 and 12 physics courses aiming to prepare students for advanced physics and olympiads.
Teacher, Merit Education | 2018
I teach grade 11 and 12 credit courses in chemistry and tutor Science and Match.
Let's Talk Science Volunteer | 2010 - 2015
In this role I have done chemistry demos at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, delivered Loblaws Little Hands Cooking Classes, and helped organize StemCellTalks from 2012 - 2015.
Instructor, World Life Education Centre | 2012 - 2014
I taught ESL classes ( lower to upper intermediate level, English for University Purposes course, Technical English), tutored science (biology, chemistry and physics) and math for grade 9-12 students, taught a grade 12 chemistry credit course, prepared students for SSAT math and IELTS, acted as webmaster of the school and contributed to curriculum design for personal and professional development courses.
Teaching Assistant, K. N. Toosi University of Technology | 2010
I TAed the Introduction to Aerospace Engineering course, a first year course explaining the principles of flight.