Superior Science strives to provided numerous opportunities for youth in Thunder Bay and surrounding communities to engage in STEM activities (Science, Technlogy, Engineering and Mathematics). Our summer camps see over 300 participants each year and demonstrates all that science has to offer, and our girls club has approximately 25 female participants each year. 

Contact Information

Ashley Andrea and michael coccimiglio






What We've Achieved

Reached over 40,000 youth in 20 years, from Thunder Bay and surrounding communities

Provided hands on science activities for indigenous youth in their own communities

Provide workshops for elementary schools in Thunder Bay and communities in Northwestern Ontario

Participated in community events that allow youth to experience science in new ways

I was a lone, uncomfortable female science geek in a class of many boisterous males - and wish I had a more comfortable place to learn and enjoy science. Thank you!
— Girls Club Member Parent



Superior Science began in 1999 as a pilot project proposed by Karen Kleihauer, a Lakehead University Kinesiology student who had several years' experience working with ESQ, a similar engineering and science program located at the University of Waterloo. After a very successful pilot project, it was decided that there was a definite need for a full-time summer program like this in Northwestern Ontario. In 2000, Superior Science ran their first full year of elementary school workshops, summer camps and community events in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area.

Since 2000, Superior Science has continued to expand their outreach, including a large Indigenous Outreach component that brings the Superior Science experience to remote communities in Northwestern Ontario.

Superior Science is still completely run by undergraduate students at Lakehead University who have an interest in science and engaging children in the various areas related to science.