ASAP Summer Programs

ASAP Summer Program

What is the Applied Science Advancement Program?

The Applied Science Advancement Program (ASAP) is Geering Up’s high school program! Join future leaders and change-makers from across Canada and around the world as you explore cutting-edge technologies and concepts in today’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Discussions, lectures and hands-on activities and projects will be guided by university students. Our goal is to provide opportunities to connect high school students with like-minded peers and empower them to solve tomorrow’s problems!

Get a Competitive Edge

Classroom knowledge is not enough to create change in our society today. In our ASAP program run out of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC, participants will have the opportunity to apply their current and learned knowledge from this program to innovatively solve issues society is facing today and further the limits of our capabilities. Our programming model involves several hands-on activities and tours facilitated by industry members, professors, and students. Participants will work in teams in a week-long project to apply STEM principles, business ideas, and entrepreneurial skills to create a product or service that respond to a real-world problem. This project will help participants build up their resumes, as well as their leadership, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills; life-skills that are crucial for succeeding in university and beyond.

Meet the Team

Our team of instructors is made of university students from the faculties of Engineering and Science who are passionate about their field of study and have extensive experience working with youth. We work closely with professors, graduate students, and UBC staff to teach lessons and facilitate laboratory experiences for ASAP participants.


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