EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering and Science)

If you’re a Grade K-9 Science Educator wanting to participate in a science and engineering workshop alongside EYES, based out of the University of Regina, give the information below a look!

(Here’s a paper registration sheet if you don’t want to do a digital registration) – EYES-Workshop-Paper-Registration-Form
-Logan Petlak


Hi,

My name is Ashlee and I am the new assistant coordinator at EYES (educating youth in engineering and science). As you may know, we are a non profit science and engineering outreach program run out of the University of Regina. In May and June we run workshops all around Saskatchewan where we do fun hands on activities to engage youth in engineering and science fields. I have attached our workshop package (Workshop Package 2018) and workshop calendar (workshop calendar 2018 (1)) along with our paper and digital registration forms (Digital Workshop Registration Form 2018). Attached is also an information letter for the principals (Principal Letter 2018).

Thank you and have a great day!

Ashlee Sandiford
EYES Assistant Coordinator | Faculty of Engineering | University of Regina | S4S 0A2
phone: (306) 585-5209 | fax: (306) 337-3137 | http://eyes.uregina.ca


 

The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program Application 2018

The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program is accepting applications until February 28th, 2018!

“Increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada.”

Information below!


The Verna J  Kirkness Science & Engineering Education Program keeps growing.  In addition to UBC, U of Sask and U of Manitoba there will be three more universities involved in 2018 including the U of Calgary, Univ of Ottawa and the First Nations University of Canada.  Dalhousie and McGill continue to show great interest and may be on board for 2019.  We are also exploring possible partnerships with U Vic, SFU and UNBC.  In 2017 the Foundation also received funding of $500,000.00 from the Sisters of St Ann to establish and endowment fund for the Verna J Kirkness Foundation.

The deadline is February 28th so the sooner the students  apply the better.  The First Nations University of Canada will run April  29 – May 4 2018 and the U Sask program will run  May 6-11, 2018.  The details and dates for the other programs are on the website at

http://www.vernajkirkness.org/

 

Announcement circulated to teachers, schools, and divisions:

The Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation(www.vernajkirkness.org), a registered Canadian charity, started this program in 2008 with the goal of increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students graduating from post-secondary programs in science and engineering. In 2018, we will offer 100 FNMI grade 11 students from across Canada a full scholarship to participate in the Program for a week in May. The program will be offered at 6 universities: UBC, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Ottawa and First Nations University of Canada. They will do research, meet Elders at the Indigenous Student Centre and experience what it would be like to attend a university. The application for the program and videos of students talking about their experience can be found at the website: www.vernajkirkness.org. The criteria used to select students is their essay explaining why they would like this opportunity and a reference from a teacher or councilor indicating that this experience could be a strong motivator for the student to complete grade 12 and consider post secondary studies.

 

The foundation web site has videos and testimonial from students and faculty mentors. A 2017 video made by UBC can be seen on YouTube and Facebook:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8AROm7KQOA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDqQHuv_VE. Here is another one made by students from High Prairie Alberta:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDqQHuv_VE.
I have attached the 2018 brochures are available on the website. There is also the opportunity for teachers to volunteer as chaperones for the week but this is not required for your students to be accepted. The students live in residence and are chaperoned at all times either by their faculty mentor or a teacher chaperone. I have also attached a brief bio of Dr. Kirkness. <Available here: Bio Dr. Verna J. Kirkness 2018>

We would like to have applications from as many Saskatchewan school boards as possible as this will provide an incentive to partner with more  universities. All of the application information which is now available in both English and French is on the web site(www.vernajkirkness.org).

Kindest Regards

Pat Lauzon
(604) 536-3804 (h)
(604) 828-8049 (c)
pl58@hotmail.ca

The Education Perfect Science Championships

Dear

SSTS Member,

The Education Perfect Science Championships will take place from the 14th to the 21st of August this year and as a SSTS member you can register all your students for free.

REGISTER NOW!

The Education Perfect Science Championships is a 7-day event run during National Science Week 2017. This is a great opportunity to motivate and inspire all students and raise the profile of Science at your school. The content follows the Australian Curriculum, NSW Syllabus, Victorian Curriculum and New Zealand Curriculum so this is a brilliant chance for students to revise and consolidate what they are learning in Science.

Are your students ready to compete?

Here’s your checklist:

  1. Register your students.

– Your students are already registered if they have a current subscription to Education Perfect in any subject area.

– For any additional students from your school whom you would like to register, please follow this process ASAP!  The registration fee is $5 per student but if you quote the code “SSTS” when you register, all your students will be registered for free.

  1. Warm up your students with the content. Now is a good time to get your students practising as soon as they are registered. It’s a great opportunity to check out our Science Investigations content!
  2. If you are after a winning strategy for your school you can discuss your game plan with the Education Perfect Team, you can book a time that suits you, directly here.
  3. Interact with the EP community on the EP Facebook page to share the fun with the world! Teachers, students and supporters are all welcome to ‘like’ the page, and share comments, post photos, and cheer each other on.  We can’t wait to see your students have fun while they achieve their academic goals!

Learn. Compete. Win.  Let the Championships begin!

Sciematics 2013

Sciematics 2013 is quickly approaching. Check out conference updates and session information on our Sciematics 2013 Conference site.

Date: Thursday, May 9th to Saturday, May 11, 2013
Location: University of Saskatchewan – College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Here is the current schedule of presenters for Friday.