UBC Physics Summer Camp: Volunteer Opportunity

The Phenomenal Physics Summer Camp is an annual summer camp program run by UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy. Camp participants engage in fun scientific activities designed to encourage thinking and experimenting. In the past, they have experimented with electricity, designed hovercrafts, constructed Martian habitats, conducted chemistry experiments and played with tornado tubes and musical instruments. Our goal is to stimulate the minds of these young scientists, and inspire them to explore science further in the future.

Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one week of volunteering for our summer camp program (Volunteer hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, two-week commitment preferred). All volunteers are required to attend a training day prior to volunteering. Volunteers will be supervised by the summer camp teachers and camp leaders (UBC undergraduate students). Responsibilities of volunteers include:

assisting camp teachers and camp leaders in running camp activities
setting up before activities and cleaning up after activities
interacting with and supervising campers
helping maintain a safe and positive camp environment at all times

http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/summer-camps/volunteer-opportunities/

Physics Opportunity – ATLAS Masterclass

Masterclass is an event that invites students to explore leading research institutes
and help unravel the world of particle physics. Students have the opportunity to
attend lectures by active scientists, tour research facilities, perform measurements
on real data from the ATLAS project, and participate in live video conferences to
share their results. For more information about the event, click here http://www.triumf.ca/home/for-students/high-school-programs/atlas-masterclass. To learn more
about ATLAS, one of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider detectors, http://atlas.cern

This year’s ATLAS Masterclass will occur on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, at two different
locations: SFU and TRIUMF. The event is available for grade 10, 11, and 12 students.
It is free to participate in the ATLAS Masterclass, however there are limited spots
available at each location. Registration is now open.

TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lectures

TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU are proud to present the 2017 Saturday morning lecture series on Frontiers of Modern Physics. These free lectures are at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the general public. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for admittance, however please register for tickets below.

Parallel lecture series will be held at TRIUMF on the UBC South Campus, and at SFU Surrey Campus. Links to maps of the various locations are at the bottom of this page.

http://www.triumf.ca/home/for-public/public-talks-events/saturday-morning-lectures

UBC Engineering Physics Tour January 28th.

UBC’s Engineering Physics program is one of the top engineering programs in Canada.  With an unbeatable combination of scientific understanding, engineering expertise, and practical skills, our graduates play leading roles in the most interesting and exciting research and industry, in Canada and around the world:
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean energy
  • UAVs, drones, aerospace
  • Quantum computing

Come join us for talks, tours, and free food to see if the challenging Engineering Physics program is right for you.

When: Sunday, January 28th, 2018.
Doors: 10:30 am
Tours: 11:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Keynote presentation (1 hour): 1:00 pm
Tours: 2:30 pm
End: 4:00 pm
For more details, please visit the event page.
Remember: register to attend, space is limited! >> https://survey.ubc.ca/s/EngPhys_tour_Jan_2018/

Not interested, but know someone who is?  Please forward this to them!

 

UBC Applied Science Fall Outreach Events

Geering Up Clubs – for all students
Geering Up clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos, design challenges, lab tours! All clubs are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study.
http://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/clubs/

Applied Science Open House – for all students
You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, November 18th. Meet with professors, staff, and students who can help you decide whether UBC Applied Science is right for you.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
https://apsc.ubc.ca/openhouse

Sanofi Biogenius Canada 2018

For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds and fostered great talent for the future by challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology. Detailed information about the competition can be found at www.biogenius.ca

Students: This is your chance to work under the guidance of an expert scientific mentor and gain access to a real-world laboratory environment. Not only will you learn how to structure, conduct and report on your experiment, but you’ll also learn how to share your discovery with others and communicate high-level scientific concepts to a wide audience.

Ready to apply? Submit your application now! You DO NOT NEED a mentor to submit your application: http://biogenius.ca/apply/

I hope you will get involved! I have included two regionally specific promotional posters for your interest. More detailed information and promotional posters can be downloaded from our website: www.biogenius.ca. For more information about SBC’s key managing partner, Partners In Research, visit www.pirweb.org.

Archimedes Talks – Speaker Series at the University of British Columbia

Archimedes Talks is a speaker series aimed at talented high school students in Vancouver interested in mathematics and engineering. Our goal is to provide promising students with opportunities to explore different aspects of math and applied science in an engaging environment.

Once a month during the semester, students come to the University of British Columbia’s main Vancouver campus. Every session includes two expert speakers, a tour of an interesting location on campus, and lunch.

Students are nominated to participate by their teachers. Interested students and teachers should visit the “apply” section for more information.

Archimedes lived in ancient Greece. He made many important discoveries in mathematics and physics, and was also a gifted inventor and engineer.

http://www.math.ubc.ca/Links/ArchimedesTalks/upcoming.html