Dr. Hoare serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Biotechnology streams of Venture (http://venture.mcmaster.ca/), McMaster’s summer enrichment camp for elementary school students, and L.E.A.P. (http://leap.mcmaster.ca/), an advanced camp for high school students.
Several students in the Hoare lab are actively involved in Let’s Talk Science, an initiative aiming to spark interest in science and science education among elementary school students.
Dr. Hoare also visits a few senior elementary or high schools every year to talk about what engineering is (complete with a diaper demonstration!). If you are an elementary school science teacher or a high school chemistry teacher and would like to have this presentation in one of your classes, please contact Dr. Hoare. We have also organized visits to our Department in the past for high school chemistry classes and would be happy to work with you to make something happen should you be interested.