Digital Exploration Opportunities Program
The Digital Exploration Opportunities Program (DEOP) is a unique opportunity for high school students who are interested in exploring digital technology and related career opportunities. The Canadian Resources Infrastructure Resilience Nexus (CRIRN) at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) offers sessions that include hands-on demonstrations of digital technologies as they are applied to real-world problems. The program teaches basic principles and concepts of digital technologies applied in social sciences, science, technology, engineering, and math.
What is DEOP?
DEOP is a free, virtual series of lectures and training that provides hands-on demonstrations. The program leverages participants’ interests and skills applied to digital technologies and complex systems such as sensors, microcontrollers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and much more.
Who can take part?
High school students from grades 8 to 12 (inclusive)
How long is the program?
The summer program is four weeks (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) from 9:30 to 11:30 (EST).
The fall and winter program is 12 weeks (Wednesdays) from 16:00 to 17:30 (EST).
Are there any prerequisites to register?
No, there are no prerequisites. Students interested in digital technologies applied in social sciences, science, technology, engineering, and/or math can register by contacting the DEOP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is this program offered?
This virtual program is offered by the CRIRN at NRCan.
What should I expect by the end of the program?
Students will receive a certificate upon attendance and completion of at least 75% of the course. In addition, students will acquire a basic understanding of: microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, cyber attacks, blockchains, artificial intelligence, networking, programming and a whole lot more!
What kind of demonstrations will be presented?
Robot Layout Kit
Arduino and microcontroller install
Wiring and Programming
Final product - Heat seeking/avoidance robot
A robust co-op program has been created for the high school students who are alumni of DEOP. For more information, contact email@example.com.
July (4 Weeks): Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 09:30 to 11:30 (EST)
August (4 Weeks): Tuesdays Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 09:30 to 11:30 (EST)
September to November (12 Weeks): Wednesdays 16:00 to 17:30 (EST)
January to March (12 Weeks): Wednesdays 16:00 to 17:30 (EST)
DEOP March Break event: High School Student Challenge
Date and time: (3 days) March 14 to 16, 2023, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (EST)
Location: 580 Booth, Ottawa, Ontario, Camsell Hall (In-person event)
Open to: National Capital Region high school students between grade 9 to 12
For details on requirements and to apply contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Felix Kwamena
Director of the Energy Infrastructure Security Division (EISD) and the Canadian Resources Infrastructure Resilience Nexus (CRIRN), Natural Resources Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Engineering / Director, Infrastructure Resilience Group (IRRG), Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Research and Training Analyst, DEOP Team Lead, EISD and CRIRN, Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Robyn Fiori
Canadian Hazards and Information Branch and Space Weather Observatory, Natural Resources Canada
Nadine Sallam, M.A.Sc
Research Engineer, EISD and CRIRN, Natural Resources Canada
Chief, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Management, EISD and CRIRN, Natural Resources Canada
Dr. James Green
Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
Phil McKay P.Eng, M.A. Sc.
Senior Director, Operations
Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Andrew Lackey M.A.Sc
Research Engineer and Team Lead EISD and CRIRN, Natural Resources Canada
Program Coordinator, CRIRN, Natural Resources Canada
If you have questions about the program, contact us at email@example.com.
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