Summer ’13 Opportunity #10: Ontario Science Centre Science School

What is this?

Are you a Grade 11 student looking for a challenge? 
Become a part of the Science Centre for a semester of Grade 12!

Earn SCIENCE and MATH credits. Explore new science and technology. Be inspired for life.

Spend an enriching semester at the Ontario Science Centre Science School
and earn Grade 12 University Preparation science and mathematics credits!

Benefit from a solid learning experience, including:

  • Unique learning environment
  • Small, informal classes
  • Experienced, enthusiastic, imaginative teachers

The Ontario Science Centre Science School presents students with an opportunity to gain University Preparation science credits during an enriched semester at the Ontario Science Centre. Students acquire a solid academic background in classes that are small and informal with experienced, enthusiastic and imaginative teachers. Science School labs are housed in the heart of the Science Centre.

 Where can I find more information?

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/OSCSchool/

Summer ’13 Opportunity #9: Waterloo Engineering Shadow Program

What is this?

Attend classes, labs and tutorials with a current Waterloo Engineering student. Find out why they chose Waterloo and what their experiences have been.

You’ll be matched up with one of their student ambassadors who will contact you to talk about your interests (both academic and extra-curricular), and schedule a date and time for you to visit campus.

Find out more about the program, and sign up for a shadow day!

Visit the Engineering Student Ambassadors website for student ambassador profiles, additional shadow program details and other upcoming events.

Where can I find more information?

https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-student-ambassadors/shadow-program

Summer ’13 Opportunity #8: Project Euler

What is this?

Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems.

The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.

Who are the problems aimed at?

The intended audience include students for whom the basic curriculum is not feeding their hunger to learn, adults whose background was not primarily mathematics but had an interest in things mathematical, and professionals who want to keep their problem solving and mathematics on the edge.

Can anyone solve the problems?

The problems range in difficulty and for many the experience is inductive chain learning. That is, by solving one problem it will expose you to a new concept that allows you to undertake a previously inaccessible problem. So the determined participant will slowly but surely work his/her way through every problem.

Where can I find more information?

http://projecteuler.net/about

Summer ’13 Opportunity #7: Kids N Quarks Science and Engineering Camp

What is this?

Kids ‘N’ Quarks is gearing up for its summer science and engineering camp from Aug. 25 to 29. The camp will take place at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre.  Kids ‘N’ Quarks is a non-profit organization developed by McMaster University Engineering Students. The camp counsellors are science students from the university. A low counsellor to camper ratio (5:1 or less) will be guaranteed.

Kids ‘N’ Quarks’ vision is to provide “hands-on and exciting activities. The camp will expand the minds of its campers by introducing everyday applications and promoting awareness of societal and environmental problems that can only be solved through science and engineering. Kids ‘N’ Quarks will provide a nurturing and interactive learning environment that will encourage children to pursue their interests in science and engineering throughout their scholastic endeavours.”

Registration is currently full but Kids ‘N’ Quarks is happy to take your name and put it on a waiting list for in case of cancellations.

If you have any others questions about the camp, registration or payment, please feel free to contact Denise Dubois at (519) 361-2673 ext. 1969 or e-mail at denise.dubois@brucepower.com.

 Where can I find more information?

http://www.wincanada.org/event/kids-n-quarks-science-and-engineering-camp