The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) is making it possible for 200 lucky young scientists to soak in four days of scientific discovery, discussion and demonstration led by top scientists and engineers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting and international conference in Vancouver February 16-20.
For a one-time news photographer it was a dream assignment – capturing the decisive moments of 500 excited young people over a stretch of six hectic days. From the initial moments when participants struggled to erect their displays at the Seneca College gym to the final banquet at Liberty Grand, I chronicled as much as my aching feet would allow. Read more
Today is the last day of the fair. Everyone was treated to a nice sleep-in this morning after yesterday’s exciting events. My two chaperones and I ate breakfast at our regular time and then headed out to the market to buy some homemade souvenirs that we could bring back to Canada. Read more
The final two rounds of judging happened shortly after breakfast today. During the judging, all contestants were put into teams of three and given a challenge of who could build the tallest standing tower out of 2000 straws. The contest ran from 10 am to 12 pm. Members of your group would work on the tower between the times that they were being judged. Read more
The first full day of Judging at EUCYS and visiting the Heureka science centre in Finland!
Judging day #1 and touring Aalto University!
The first day of the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Heksinki, Finland!
I woke up and prepared my project posters and materials because we presented our projects today.
Day 5 was a continuation of Atomic Energy for me. Today, participants split into groups to create cities out of construction paper that run on nuclear power. My group had a river running through it to supply water to the reactors. It also had a park in the middle named after Lise Meitner (the scientist who discovered nuclear fission). Read more
Today was the first day of the Atomic Energy activity for me. After some brief lectures in basic atomic theory, the other participants and I did some activities and played some games that represented challenges faced by radiation workers. For example, there was one game in which three types of balls were in a bin. Read more