Local students compete and put their science skills and knowledge to the test at Let’s Talk Science’s All Science Challenge
MONTREAL, QC – Approximately 110 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 14 local schools are getting ready to compete in Let’s Talk Science’s All Science Challenge on May 31st at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University. This event is one of 23 All Science Challenge competitions happening at Let’s Talk Science Outreach locations across the country in April and May.
The All Science Challenge at The Neuro is hosted by Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers. The event is a fun-filled day of fast thinking, competition and teamwork that encourages its young competitors to view science, technology, engineering and math as fun and practical choices for their future studies.
The event kicks off with a presentation from keynote speaker Professor Faramarz Hassani from McGill’s Faculty of Engineering. Following the presentation, students participate in a science quiz show that puts their science knowledge to the test in disciplines such as space science, psychology, physics and biotechnology. In the afternoon, students compete in a design challenge, where they build an object using limited materials. In past competitions, students have constructed a cushion for an egg drop, a weight-bearing bridge, and the tallest tower, all using 3M materials to complete the task.
Unique to this All Science Challenge is the Spirit Award video competition. Prior to the event, teams are given the option to pre-submit a video answering the question: "why do we love science?" The top five videos are played during the All Science Challenge and the team with the winning video is awarded the 2013 Spirit Award.
WHEN: Friday, May 31st, 2013, 10:25am – 3:15pm
Photo opportunities available during the:
- science quiz show from 11:00am – 12:30pm
- design challenge from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Interviews available directly before and after the quiz show and design challenge.
WHERE: Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro
3801 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
ABOUT LET’S TALK SCIENCE’S ALL SCIENCE CHALLENGE:
The All Science Challenge was developed in 2005 and is currently being held at 23 Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites across Canada. Pfizer Canada, Shaw Cablesystems, 3M Canada, Amgen Canada, Google, the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, Takeda Canada, the Montreal Neurological Institute, Shire Canada and Ubisoft are generous sponsors of this year’s competition at McGill University.
ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable outreach organization. We create and deliver unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We strive to prepare youth for their future careers and role as citizens in a rapidly changing world. For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit www.letstalkscience.ca.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. The Neuro is a research and teaching institute of McGill University and forms the basis for the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. Founded in 1934 by the renowned Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro is recognized internationally for integrating research, compassionate patient care and advanced training, all key to advances in science and medicine. Neuro researchers are world leaders in cellular and molecular neuroscience, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. For more information, please visit theneuro.com