Celebrating a decade of secondary school science savvy this Saturday

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Richmond, B.C. – This Saturday, hundreds of high schoolers will compete in chemistry, battle in biology and square off in a variety of sciences at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) 10th annual Kwantlen Science Challenge.

Held at KPU Richmond, teams of junior and senior students will apply their science smarts to hands-on challenges that test their ability to calculate their way to data-based conclusions, to experiment with proper technique and to solve design problems.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kwantlen Science Challenge and the impact it has had on thousands of young people over the years,” said Elizabeth Worobec, dean of KPU’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture. “It’s always exciting to see the enthusiasm for science at this unique event.”

The top five junior and top five senior teams will take home prizes, and all will get the chance to apply their classroom learning to real-world problems.

Kwantlen's annual Science Challenge was developed for young people in science to showcase 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.

KPU’s science-based programs provide students with an education beyond classroom learning, in a scholarly discipline that also prepares them for professional careers. For more information, visit kpu.ca/science.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.

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