ATLAS Masterclass – April 4th

What is Masterclass?

Every year, ten thousand high school students in almost 200 universities or research centers from 50 different countries come together to unravel the mysteries of particle physics in the Particle Physics Masterclass. Participate in lectures from leading physics researchers, a live video conference with the ATLAS control room in Switzerland, and tours of the research facilities. Students will be able to experience what it is like to be a particle physicist by analyzing real data from the ATLAS project. At the end of the day, like all international research collaborations, students will join in a video conference with other Masterclass sites for discussion and combine their results.

TRIUMF has partnered with Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria to bring the Masterclass experience to high school students in BC. The events will be hosted by the local scientists involved in the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN.

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

UBC Engineering Events for Girls

http://women.engineering.ubc.ca/events/

Engineering Explorations allows girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in a full-day of hands-on engineering workshops.
Feb 1, 2020: Grade 11
Feb 22, 2020: Grade 10
Mar 14, 2020: Grade 8

Changing the World: Engineering the Future is a full-day event allowing girls in Grade 10-12 to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world by solving engineering challenges and previewing what UBC Engineering student life is like.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm
UBC Vancouver Campus
Free, lunch is included

Technovation Girls equips young women ages 10-18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems they’ve identified.
The final pitch for Technovation happens in May, but we’ve got some events to help get students started.
February 7, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
March 6, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
April 17, 2020: How to Pitch Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver

Girl Powered Design Club is an all-girl STEM club for Grades 8-10. Girls will gain experience with hands-on activities, engineering design projects, and student competitions. Find more information and register here!
We also offer the MiniGeers Girls Club for Grades 1-3 and the Codemakers Girl Club for Grades 4-7.
Saturday clubs start January 25, 2020,

“From Leonardo to the Microchip: Italian Creativity and Innovation in the Economy of the Future”

http://www.dantesocietybc.ca/upcoming-events.html

Join us for a lively multimedia performance celebrating the power of unconventional thinking as a driver of innovation at the crossroads between counterculture and hi-tech through portraits of inspiring figures, some with Italian names: from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, patriarch of the Beat Generation, to Adriano Olivetti, visionary entrepreneur from Ivrea, and Federico Faggin from Vicenza, who created the first microchip and invented the touch technology.

Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver (Joyce Walley Hall)

1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Free Admission (Donations welcome)
Registration required. Please RSVP at info@dantesocietybc.ca

TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lectures

TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU are proud to present the 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.

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

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) Fellowship program

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) Fellowship program offers six-week summer research experiences to graduating secondary students in British Columbia entering their first year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The fellowships are located at TRIUMF or at research organizations associated with Life Science British Columbia. The fellowship includes an award of $3,000 and travel and housing allowances to students outside Metro Vancouver (for the TRIUMF placements only). A minimum of three positions at each of TRIUMF and LSBC are offered each year.

The intent of the YES Fellowship is to motivate students with a passionate interest in science and engineering to pursue a career in research by offering them the opportunity to experience a real life laboratory environment. Deadline is April 19, 2019

https://www.triumf.ca/academic-programs/awards-fellowships/yes-fellowship

Try/CATCH 2019 Computing and Technology Conference for Her

TRY/CATCH 2019 is Saturday May 4th 2019 at SFU’s Burnaby Campus!

TRY/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is an exciting outreach project organized by the Women in Computing Science (WiCS) at Simon Fraser University.

Try/CATCH 2019 is a one-day event on Saturday, May 4th for high school girls from grades 8-12, with a major objective of helping girls develop an interest in Computing Science, Engineering Science and the field of technology. Throughout the event, students participate in a variety of enriching activities focusing on developing skills in areas such as programming, robotics and other computing-related aspects. Networking is encouraged and the advantages of working in a technology field are highlighted through discussion with women mentors from industry, current female students, and representatives from technology companies.

https://trycatch.cs.sfu.ca/About.html

Physics Circle

Metro Vancouver Physics Circle is back.

The Physics Circle is an outreach program catering to motivated and advanced high school students in physics. The Circle will consist of 2-hour sessions on Thursdays (from 5:00-7:15 PM), happening every 2-3 weeks, and will be held on the UBC Vancouver Campus. Each session has two parts:

* Part 1: UBC Physics & Astronomy professors will give lectures on advanced physics topics, including sharing some of their research.

* Part 2: Participating students will be given challenging problem sets to solve; this can prepare students for physics contests such as the CAP Prize Exam and the Sir Isaac Newton Exam.

A one-time $10 registration fee is collected at the first session to cover the cost of running the sessions and offering pizzas for participating students and volunteers. Requests can be submitted to have the fee waived.

Upcoming sessions:

January 24, 2019 – Dr. Mark Van Raamsdonk (Theoretical Physics: Quantum Gravity)

Location – Room HENN 304, Hennings Building at 6224 Agricultural Rd, Vancouver V6T 1Z1

January 31, 2019 – TBA

Location – Room HENN 202, Hennings Building at 6224 Agricultural Rd, Vancouver V6T 1Z1

For more information or to register, visit:

Metro Vancouver Physics Circle