Volunteer Opportunity @ UBC Physics Summer Camp

About the Phenomenal Physics Summer Camp:

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.

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

2017 Clean Tech Competition

Registration is now open for the 2017 Clean Tech Competition, a global research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This year’s challenge is to “Create a Greener Future”. Nine different countries have already registered teams but we want Canada involved! You can help!

This educational opportunity challenges students to develop innovative, clean technology solutions to real-world issues. Solutions may take on aspects of buildings, materials, and efficiency, indoor environmental quality and “sick buildings”, among other available topics. Student participants will gain experience with focused research, critical thinking, and the scientific process – making it a great project based learning opportunity.

There is no entry fee, and students can participate through school, extracurricular programs or, on their own. Total prizes awarded will be over $30,000 and the Finalist Event will be held on at Stony Brook University, New York!

There is no limit to the number of Teams per organization – so spread the word! Each stage of the competition is designed to be a rewarding process, and more student participation means inspiring more young scientists to help build a better future for our planet. We want students from Lord Byng Secondary School in this year’s competition this year and for years to come.

Learn more and register at:

www.CleanTechCompetition.org

ATLAS Masterclass @ TRIUMF

Discover the world of High Energy Particle Physics by analyzing real data from the ATLAS Experiment

Explore a nearby university or research centre
Learn about research topics and methods that are fundamental to particle physics
Analyze measurements on real data from the ATLAS particle physics experiment at CERN
Network with other high school students and researchers in a video conference to discuss results

Spacing is limited, so apply early – there are 25 spaces available at TRIUMF and SFU. Upon applying, students will be notified if they are registered or on the waiting list.

http://www.triumf.ca/home/for-students/high-school-programs/atlas-masterclass

UBC Engineering Physics Information Event – Sun Jan 29th, 2017

Please join us for a day of information about the UBC Engineering Physics Program, talking one-on-one with current students and alumni, viewing ongoing projects, and Lab Tours of our facilities, including:

Boreal Genomics cancer detection startup

UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute and AMPEL research facility

UBC Engineering Design Centre and Student Competition Teams

http://projectlab.engphys.ubc.ca/eventsandtalk/engphysinfoevent-2017jan/

UBC Engineering Open House – Nov 26

UBC Applied Science Open House

(www.engineering.ubc.ca/openhouse or www.apsc.ubc.ca/openhouse)

Applied Scientists Save the World – come and find out how. Join us, Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. Open to all high school students – especially those interested in mathematics and science.

Engineers, nurses and architects help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.

There will be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to academic advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how engineering can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will also be hosting afternoon events, and we will be joined by the School of Nursing at our Academic Booth Fair. Engineering departments and programs will have presentations, lab tours, demos, presentations – as they do every year.

In addition to all the exciting options, we’d also like to invite Grade 10-12 girls to attend an informative lunch:

Eng*Cite Lunch for Grade 10-12 Girls at the Open House

Grade 10-12 girls interested in science and math are invited to attend the eng•cite Lunch for an opportunity to talk to and hear presentations by women who are currently studying engineering or young alumnae who are working in the industry. We would like to provide an open forum to enable discussions with and questions to other female students/engineers who were facing a similar decision more recently, and why they chose their path. Interested students must RSVP for the lunch by November 21st.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit our website: www.engineering.ubc.ca/openhouse or www.apsc.ubc.ca/openhouse.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House!

Girls Exploring Physics Workshop for Girls in Grade 9-10

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite female students in grades 9 and 10 to our Girls Exploring Physics workshop on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at our Burnaby Campus.

This free workshop includes two hands-on activities: Sounds Like Physics and The Quirks of Quarks. We will end with a discussion of the career opportunities available to students who study physics at the university level. During the lunch provided to the participants they will have a chance to interact informally with women physics faculty and students from SFU, play with some fun physics demos and take a tour of the new Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard.

Information on how to register is posted on the Girls Exploring Physics website:

http://www.sfu.ca/physics/outreach/girls-physics.html

Engineering Workshops at UBC

Engineering Explorations 9: Go ENG Girl

Saturday, October 15

Grade 9 girls – join us for an exciting day of exploration. Get creative and participate in fun engineering activities. Tour engineering labs, connect with other like-minded students and talk to current engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience.

Engineering Explorations 12

Saturday, November 5

Are you a grade 12 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of British Columbia for our inaugural grade 12 girls conference in November! The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 12 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of British Columbia, meet engineering students and compete in a design competition!

UBC Engineering Open House – open to all students

Saturday, November 26

Engineers Save the World – we would like to invite you and your students to come and find out how. Join us, Saturday, November 26, 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

Did you know engineers do more than build bridges and design fast cars? Engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.

There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to academic advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how engineering can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day. This year, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture as well as the School of Nursing will also be at our Academic Booth Fair.

Discover Physics @SFU Workshop for Grades 11 & 12 – Friday Oct 21st

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite students in grades 11 and 12 to our “Discover Physics @ SFU” workshop on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Burnaby campus. We ask your help in spreading the word to your students. A colour flyer that can be shown in class is attached to this message.

This free workshop includes research lab tours, the opportunity to attend our physics undergraduate seminar class, a tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard and a session on “What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?”. Lunch will be provided.

For more info and to register just go to the “Discover Physics @ SFU” website:

http://www.sfu.ca/physics/outreach/discover-physics-sfu.html

Workshop Schedule

10:00-10:15 Registration & Snacks
10:15-10:30 Welcome & Learn About SFU Physics
10:30-11:00 Research talk
11:00-12:15 Lab tours
12:15-12:45 Pizza Lunch
12:45-1:30 Observatory tour
1:30-2:30 Attend PHYS 201 – Undergraduate Seminar Class for Physics Majors
2:30-3:00 “What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?”

Students should register on an individual basis. If you are interested in bringing a group please contact sjohnson@sfu.ca for more details. This workshop is being held on the Provincial Pro-D Day, but groups with accompanying teachers are more than welcome.

Space is limited – this event is on a first-come, first-served basis – so please encourage your students to register early.