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Science fair veterans offer five tips for a successful project

The Calgary Youth Science Fair — taking place this weekend on the University of Calgary campus — is the largest regional fair in Canada with close to 1,000 student participants competing at the annual event. Here, three science fair experts share their best advice for not only impressing the judges but also getting the most out of the science fair experience:

Pi Day

March 14th is known as "Pi Day"! Why? Because it is the 14th day of the thrid month (3.14)

Did you know?

The first Pi Day was held in 1988 in San Francisco as a way to draw greater attention to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Held on March 14 (3.14 — get it?), this special math holiday corresponds with Albert Einstein's birthday.

Whether you're a math nerd or a wannabe, March 14 is our day. It's the time when those of us who dance in the transcendent, resplendent beauty of numbers unite to celebrate our irrational love of pi.

UCalgary Women in Work Week

Every year, the University of Calgary hosts "Women in Work Week". This Conference celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. This year’s theme was Disrupting the Status Quo ­and participants will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking about existing workplace conditions and trends through conversations about technology, entrepreneurial thinking, mental health and engagement with Indigenous communities. More informaton about Women in Work Week can be found here

Engineer Girl

 

Are you interested in learning more about engineering? Engineer Girl is a great website containing videos, testimonials, quizes, and the history of engineering! 

Follow this link to visit their webpage and learn more about the cool field of engineering! 

 

 

Mysterious Interstellar Asteroid or Alien Technology

Could there be alien technology shooting through our solar system as we speak?

 

There is a mysterious needle shaped asteroid shooting through our solar system and scientists are working together to determine if this asteroid contains signs of Alien technology! The asteroid has been named Oumuamua, which translates to "a messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaiian.

 

LEGO® Women of Nasa!

On November 1st, LEGO®, is releasing the line of products that we have ALL been waiting for! Just in time for your holiday shopping :-)

 

This line will feature prominent women from NASA’s history! Including four minifigures of: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.

 

Who are the women of NASA?

 

Why Amazon Needs STEM

As some of you may know, the online shopping giant, Amazon, is considering a few major Canadian cities for their new Headquarters, to be known as HQ2. This could bring up to 50,000 jobs to Canadians! These jobs include: CEO’s, software engineers, computer programmers, and many more!

 

Amazon has cited some criteria for their new headquarters, including:

Hidden Figures-- a MUST see

Everyone, please do yourself a favor and check out this link to watch the trailer for the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures.

This movie tells the story of three AMAZING women in STEM: Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn. These women worked for NASA when the agency was just getting underway.

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017!!

We wanted to take a moment to recap some of the best moments of 2016!  You can follow our 2016 journey below! (click on the png. link to see the images)

 

March 2016- Stratospheric balloon launch in partnership with the U of C SOAR Team, in Linden, Alberta! 

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Mentee Interview: Sophia

We had the opportunity to chat with Sophia Fairweather, an 8 year-old entrepreneur and STEM enthusiast from Central Alberta. Sophia’s motto is “leading by example”; she is a firm believer in the use of peer-to-peer mentorship to support and encourage girls to pursue STEM!

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