iBEAM Stem Outreach

Join us for this virtual STEM activity!

Have you wondered how doctors can find out so much about you with a few simple tests? Well it turns out you can do it too! Using materials from your kitchen, you’ll learn how to extract DNA, use paper chromatography and discover how scientists identify factors for diseases like COVID-19.

iBEAM (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Me) is a virtual outreach program designed to spark interest in science for students in Grade 7 – 8 where students apply science and technology to address modern challenges in human health.


  • When: Saturdays Nov 21, 2020)
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Learn more or sign up online

iBEAM encourages the participation of students from historically underrepresented communities in post-secondary studies and STEM fields.

How do I sign up?

  • If this is your first time registering for a program with us at Hart House, you’ll need to create an account on our registration portal. Please visit harthouse.ca/events/ibeam-stem-outreach to learn how.

Is there a cost to participate?

  • There is no cost to participate in iBEAM, however, registration is required.

How many students can you accommodate?

  • Each virtual session can accommodate 15-20 students.

Where is this program being held?

  • The sessions will be held virtually online using Zoom video conferencing. Zoom is a video conferencing tool and can be downloaded on your computer or device from the app store.

What do I need to participate?

  • A quiet space at home where the student can be under the supervision of an adult.
  • A computer, mobile, or tablet device
  • Access to the Internet. A minimum download speed of 5Mbps is strongly recommended. 
  • Microphone and web camera. Many devices are already equipped with speakers, microphones and cameras but it’s always good to test them out in advance.
  • Some materials may be required for the activities.

What if I don’t have the materials at home?  

  • As much as possible, the activity materials will include items commonly found in your home.  If you require assistance in getting the materials for the activities, please contact us.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, materials or technology tools, please reach out to the Access and Community Engagement Coordinator at danielle.dinunzio@utoronto.ca