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Human-centered design shows youth STEM can change the world!

Human-centered design shows youth STEM can change the world!

By Andrea Hemmerich, Co-founder UP4 The Challenge When we think about science and math, we often envision a piece of technology: gears, beakers, and models of atoms are some of the top images generated by a Google search. What is often forgotten is *why* we are creating this technology – ultimately, it is to help people. ScientistsRead more about Human-centered design shows youth STEM can change the world![…]

STEAM Expo!

STEAM Expo!

STEAM EXPO (science, technology, engineering, art, math) is an event designed to encourage interaction and collaboration between students and community professionals. The purpose is to apply knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to conduct in-depth “real-world” investigations. The process includes mentorships, demonstrations of classroom science explorations, and extensions of the inquiryRead more about STEAM Expo![…]

I-STEM Design Challenge at Aldershot School

I-STEM Design Challenge at Aldershot School

Aldershot high school is becoming an I-STEM school next year! They are excited to jump into the world of STEM (just look at those engaged faces!) During National Engineering Month, students will explore and develop innovation skills related to engineering design and design thinking. Engineers use their creativity and analytical skills to invent, design, andRead more about I-STEM Design Challenge at Aldershot School[…]

Fostering a love for science with Queen’s WiSE Girl Guides!

Fostering a love for science with Queen’s WiSE Girl Guides!

By Girl Guides Day Coordinator Skylar Tierney The Queen’s University Women in Science and Engineering club strongly believes in the importance of introducing the many science possibilities to girls, both at young ages and as they grow into strong, young women. Queen’s WiSE has various outreach programs that work to do just that, including ourRead more about Fostering a love for science with Queen’s WiSE Girl Guides![…]

University of Ottawa Bio-Buddy Competition

University of Ottawa Bio-Buddy Competition

By Rachel Cohen, uOttawa BioBuddy Executive. The uOttawa Bio-Buddy Competition is a multi-disciplinary student design competition hosted by the University of Ottawa. It is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students from across Canada. The competition challenges students to design and build a CPR infant training manikin. Their devices must include a feedback featureRead more about University of Ottawa Bio-Buddy Competition[…]