The Fifth Anniversary Edition of our “MOST EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE” High School Student Conference will be held on Friday March 8th, 2013. Attending this event is FREE, but registration is required. You can sign up online, by clicking here. Conference sign-in opens at 8:30am, with the program starting at 9:15am. See below for full schedule details.
This event showcases various scientific pursuits, including the opportunity for you to engage in hands-on activities, as well as interact with some of the most prominent scientists in the world. This year’s program is looking awesome! We’re going to explore a variety of SCIENCE themed pursuits.
ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE – The HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES for the 2013 Conference.
I. ENTREPRENEURAL SCIENCE: Students learn about science and engineering with an entrepreneurial spin! They form companies that are asked to design self-propelled objects using a variety of materials for purchase. They must keep within their budget, build an effective product, and even try to market it to the class! (Host: Let’s Talk Science)
II. WATER FOR THE WORLD: This activity involves student teams competing to build an effective water filter using simple materials. The objectives are (1) to emphasize global issues associated with access to clean drinking water, and (2) to make students enthusiastic about technology & its role in human development. Each group is assigned a country, based on countries around the world. They are given varying degrees of information and resources, based on their country. The students learn about global water issues, general water treatment, and present their prototypes. (Host: Pollution Control and Waste Management Group in the Department of Civil Engineering)
III. ON THE HUNT FOR MUONS: In which students will be shown how to make a DIY Cloud Chamber fully capable of detecting sub-atomic particles. (Host: AMBL lab)
Prof. Alison Lister, Department of Physics and Astronomy. UBC
Alison Lister is a particle physicist and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, and has been chasing elusive fundamental particles and forces with the ATLAS experiment and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Prof. Stephen McNeil, Department of Chemistry, UBC Okanagan
W. Stephen McNeil is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia. To date, he has been interviewed on the radio four times: twice he was talking about chemistry, and twice he was talking about pirates. His favourite element is the element of surprise.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Joanne Fox
8:30 am STUDENT Registration
9:15 AM WELCOME FROM Dr. Joanne Fox & Dr. David Ng
9:30 – 10:00 Prof. Alison Lister, Department of Physics and Astronomy. UBC
10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Stephen McNeil, Department of Chemistry, UBC Okanagan
10:30 – 11:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #1 – See descriptions of hand-on activities above.
11:30 – 12:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #2 – See descriptions of hand-on activities above.
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #3 – See descriptions of hand-on activities above.
2:30 – 3:30 Sandy Wohl, Genomics in the News, Genome BC – Draw prizes at 3:15pm
If you’re interested, you can check out last year’s program here.