Today's National Post includes a special supplement highlighting STEM education in Canada. The cover features Canada-Wide Science Fair and Team Canada-ISEF alumnus Ben Gulak, as well as an opinion piece by Executive Director Reni Barlow, reproduced below.
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario won the International Cooperation Award at today's award ceremony for the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition to Canada, the guest countries competing for this award, with a cash value of 5,000 Euros, included China, New Zealand, South Korea, and three top projects from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the USA. Read more
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario is representing Canada at the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bringing together 83 projects from 36 countries in the European Union (EU), associated and other countries, and invited guest countries, EUCYS is the science fair championships for the EU.
Yassine Bouanane (17) of Laval, Québec has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the second annual Google Science Fair. His project, Soleil, où es-tu? (Sun, where are you?), involved the development of a device that automatically orients solar panels perpendicular to the sun to maximise their energy output. Bouanane's device delivers 36.5% more energy than a standard solar panel under the same conditions. Read more
Youth Science Canada alumni were front-and-centre at today's Youth in Motion 2012 Top 20 Under 20 Awards announcement. Seven of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni.
This year's recipients include:
Four Canadian projects are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the second annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
The four Canadian projects are:
Team Canada-ISEF put on a world-class performance at this week's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, bringing home a total of 30 awards, including one of two $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards presented to the best of the best, three of the seventeen $5,000 Best of Category Awards, and four First Place Grand Awards.
Youth Science Canada's CWSF 2012 Ambassador Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 7 alumni who have been selected to serve as Ambassadors at CWSF 2012 in Prince Edward Island - the result of a highly competitive process involving 36 applicants.
A "Leaders of Tomorrow" special report in the April 23rd issue of Maclean's magazine profiles fiflteen young Canadians as "The ones to watch."
Included in the group, which spans a wide range of endeavours, are four Youth Science Canada alumni identified for their achievements in business, research, and the environment:
Based on the success of last year’s program, Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown, PEI. The CWSF Ambassadors will be a group of former CWSF participants who will interact with the finalists and delegates throughout the week. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the planning and delivery of Canada's premiere youth science event. Read more
Eighteen of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 12-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.
Each year, together with provincial and territorial governments, Youth Science Canada declares March as Youth Science Month to celebrate young Canadians striving to make the world a better place through science.
On January 11, 2012, Google launched the second annual Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions. In partnership with CERN, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American, Google invites these students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Read more
Carole Charlebois, Executive Director of the Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique (CDLS) from 1990 to 2011, has been named an Honourary Life Member by Youth Science Canada in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the mission of the organization.
Nicholas Schiefer (17) of Pickering, Ontario has been invited to join former Toronto mayor David Miller, and a host of other diverse and passionate speakers who will gather on September 23rd at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto to share TEDxTalks on the theme of Redefinition.
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, entering grade twelve at Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, represented Canada in the 2011 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition this week in Stockholm Sweden. The pair was selected by the Canadian Water Environment Federation Member Associations from three projects chosen at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, where their project won a senior gold medal, the senior Environment Challenge, a Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award, and entrance scholarships to 5 Canadian universities. Read more
Nicholas Schiefer's first ever science fair project earned him a gold medal at the 2011 Canada-Wide Science Fair and a trip to Slovakia with Team Canada-MILSET. Now he's caught the attention of the Globe and Mail,appearing in the Technology section of today's edition.
Team Canada-MILSET 2011 is in Bratislava, Slovakia participating in MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2011, which was opened today by the Slovakian Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Eugen Jurzyca, and the President of MILSET, Roberto Hidalgo of Mexico. A total of 45 Canadian students from 6 provinces are representing the country as a result of a selection process that drew from CWSF finalists, as well as the Québec Super Expo-Sciences from 2010 and 2011. Read more
The technology behind Chris Nielsen's 3D stereoscopic vision system may one day enable robots and the visually impaired to navigate indoor environments, or dramatically reduce the time required to map indoor spaces - capabilities that impressed the participants, visitors and judges at the inaugural Google Science Fair Finals that concluded with an impressive awards ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Read more
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, both grade eleven students from Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, have been selected to represent Canada at the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more