Meet the BC Ambassadors!

After reviewing all our ambassadors’ applications, we finally recruited 28 high school students from 21 different schools! These young but mighty individuals proved themselves through their applications and were chosen to obtain the crucial role of an ambassador. Their passion about the STEM world brought them to be a part of our team, and we would like to congratulate every one of them who applied.

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Now a part of Science Expo, the ambassadors met each other for the first time at our On-Boarding meeting. They got to know each other a bit better and we could feel their excitement for the upcoming year.  

Stay tuned for more on the ambassadors!

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

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/