Team Canada-MILSET in Bratislava, Slovakia

Tue, 2011-07-19 17:00 -- Reni Barlow

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.

Today's opening ceremonies featured a pair of performers "dancing on silk" - on fabric suspended from the ceiling - as well as speeches welcoming the over 800 students from over 60 countries. Following the opening ceremonies the exhibit hall was open for viewing by the public and MILSET ESI participants. Tomorrow is another day of public viewing and judging.

Two Team Canada-MILSET members at the opening ceremony of MILSET ESI 2011.
A group from Carcasonne, France demonstrates various models of Stirling engines.
Two students from South Korea demonstrate their electric gayageum (traditional Korean stringed instrument) that uses laser beams instead of strings.
An exhibitor explains the mathematics behind his project related to the cooling of water.
Over 60 countries are represented by over 800 students participating in MILSET ESI 2011, including Malaysia, Mexico, The Philippines, and Saudi Arabia visible in this photo.
A team from Mexico describes their study of the incidence of overweight and obese students in a school community.
A Mexican student describes the mathematics behind the solution to Rubik's Cube puzzles.
Two students from Bahrain check out a Facebook page on their iPad.
Canadian team members examine an iPad application developed by another exhibitor.
Rachel Brown and Katie van der Sloot of Alberta discuss an environmental project, 'Switch off Something', by three students from Iran.
Students from Venezuela demonstrate their ultraviolet well water purification and filtration system.
A student from South Africa trades a pin with a student from Kuwait.
Two Slovakian students get some design tips from a visitor on the design of their diffusion cloud chamber.