Summer ’13 Opportunity #6: The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF)

What is this?

LIYSF is a two-week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities. 

LIYSF attracts over 350 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years old from more than 60 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.

If you wish to participate at LIYSF in 2013:

  • Your date of birth should be between 24th July 1991 and 7th August 1996
  • You should have a good understanding of written and spoken English
  • You should be studying science and have achieved or be in preparation for taking exam qualifications for university entrance

 Where can I find more information?

http://www.liysf.org.uk

Summer ’13 Opportunity #5: Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program @NSERC

What is this?

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university.

Where can I find more information?

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/ug-pc/usra-brpc_eng.asp

Summer ’13 Opportunity #4: Go ENG Girl @University of Western Ontario

What is this?

Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 7-10 girls to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: “A Caring Profession.”

Learn from women professionals, academics and students. Come join Go ENG Girl for fun, hands-on activities, informative parents’ sessions and engineering student exhibits.

Where can I find more information?

http://www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/goenggirl/index.html

Summer ’13 Opportunity #3: Forensic Science Camp @Trent University

What is this?

The goal of the Forensic Science Camp at Trent University is to provide high school students (Grade 9-12) with an environment that will allow them to learn about DNA technology, forensic science and related social issues. The learning framework will be one of group-directed problem solving.

Campers will have the chance to:

  • Collect and process evidence from a crime scene
  • Use DNA technology to solve crime
  • Prepare for and participate in a mock trial
  • Use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment
  • Gain valuable first-hand knowledge from professionals in the field of Forensic Science
  • Develop their own DNA profile

Where can I find more information?

http://forensiccamp.nrdpfc.ca/program.htm

Summer ’13 Opportunity #2: CMS Math Camps

What is this?

Each summer, CMS Math Camps provide students Grades 8 to 10 that have an interest in mathematics with a unique and unforgettable experience. The camps take place in universities and CEGEPs across Canada and range from day camps to weeklong events. Students who attend the camps leave with new friends, new ideas, and a new outlook on mathematics. As part of the CMS Math Camps program, a number of camps are focused on special or unique interests of students and/or educators. The Canada Math Camp focuses on high-potential students. The Queen’s University math camp focuses on girls. The Math Camp for Black students focuses on African American students from Nova Scotia. In addition, a number of specialty math camp partnerships are under development for 2013 focusing on aboriginal communities as well as educators.

Where can I find more information?

http://cms.math.ca/MathCamps/

Summer ’13 Opportunity #1: uOttawa Adventures in Science and Engineering

What is this?

The University of Ottawa’s annual summer enrichment program still has room for more registrants. The TeenSci program is 2 week aimed for 14-16 year olds. The program challenges participants to try a variety of hands on science projects like dissections, construction projects, circuit design, chemistry experiments and much more. It will allow participants to gain 30-40 hours of volunteer work while giving them an opportunity to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills. Apart from this, uOttawa is also offering an EngSci camp for students of ages 5-13, a GirlSci camp for girls of ages 8-13, Leaders in Training for students of ages 14-17, a volunteer program, as well as a bursary program.

Where can I find more information?

www.adventures.uottawa.ca

Summer ’13 – Enrich. Empower. Explore.

Hello there, Science Exponians!

Now that school’s out of session, we’re sure that many of you are gladly enjoying your summer vacation. Summer holidays are a time for all of us to relax, refocus our energy and spend time enriching our lives outside of the school environment. Yet, far too often have we heard of friends whose relaxation and personal enrichment are entirely disproportional. Let’s face it, we are all guilty of sometimes taking far too much time to relax during the holidays, sleeping in past an acceptable hour, or spending too much of the day browsing the internet or watching television. While this might temporarily grant us a sense of leisure or enjoyment, at the end of the day we’re left with nothing but the guilt of having wasted the precious resource we call “time”.

If you’ve recently caught yourself in a situation that sounds anything like what I just described, then Science Expo has a solution to your misery:

Over the course of the next few days, we will be blogging information regarding some exciting STEM-related opportunities that can keep you engaged during Summer 2013.

            From engineering camps to forensic workshops to international science forums, there are a ton of things you can participate in to gain the most out of these next few months. Looking forward to Summer 2013, the executives here at Science Expo want your life to be enriched, for you to be empowered, and for you to explore the horizons of STEM education like never before.

Please keep in mind that the deadlines for registering for all of these events are coming up very soon, so if you are interested in participating in them, visit the program website and register right away!