Science and Career Promotion

 

Students explore topics in science and technology

Funding obtained by Kayas is used to develop this program which encourages high school students to experience science and technology concepts through activities in and out of the classroom. As an example, students participate in the construction of individual CO2 cars – making use of concepts in physics and chemistry – and gather each year to test their designs against those of other students and faculty.

Schools put on presentations such as Telus “Science in Motion” to bring learning opportunities to students in the remote setting of Little Red River Cree Nation. Field trips are organized annually to allow students to participate in events such as the Science, Engineering, and Technology conference held by the University of Alberta. These trips usually also include a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into various career opportunities in science and technology.