Kwantlen's Science Challenge stimulates high school students to pursue science in university
(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University held its fifth annual Science Challenge at Richmond Campus where over 400 high school students throughout B.C. participated in a day of intense, head-to-head competition testing science know-how and ingenuity.
“The Kwantlen Science Challenge, now in its fifth year has become an exciting science event that teachers and students look forward to every year. It succeeds in its goal of promoting experimental science and interaction between Kwantlen and the communities it serves,” says Don Mathewson, Kwantlen physics faculty and event organizer.
The competition consisted of educational and challenging laboratory activities in biology, chemistry, engineering design, mathematics and physics. Scores were based on successful solution of design problems, good experimental technique and measurement skills, correct application of science concepts, and correct use of data and calculations to draw conclusions. Points were also awarded for speed and accuracy. The 2010 senior division overall challenge winner was Semiahmoo Secondary (Surrey) and the junior division overall challenge winner was Collingwood School (West Vancouver).
Kwantlen's annual science fair is in support of the Year of Science, a B.C. provincial government initiative implemented to engage British Columbians, in particular young people, in science by showcasing how science works, who scientists are, the kinds of work they do, and why science matters in the everyday lives of British Columbians and the communities they live in.
Kwantlen's science programs provide students with an education beyond classroom learning, in a scholarly discipline that also prepares them for professional careers. For more information about Kwantlen's Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Applied Sciences, visit: kwantlen.ca/science
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