2016 Let's Talk Science Award Finalists Let's Talk Science relies on more than 3,500 volunteers across Canada to create a memorable impression on students and educators engaging with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
These volunteers range from post secondary students, industry professionals, Let's Talk Science board members, to our very own staff. Let's Talk Science volunteers infuse new ideas into our suite of programs and provide students across the country insight into current post secondary research. Our volunteers also coach purses on clearance sale offer students mentorship opportunities that create real time connections to STEM industry. One of the ways that we coach outlet coupons 101 celebrate this dedication to STEM education is through our annual national Let's Talk Science Volunteer Awards. This year, Let's Talk Science will be presenting a new award to showcase the outstanding contributions of our CurioCity virtual volunteers. As our national volunteer week celebrations draw to an end, we would like to announce this year's award finalists and nominees for the 2016 Let's Talk Science volunteer awards: NEW National Volunteer Award, CurioCity This award recognizes volunteers who have shown exceptional commitment to online volunteering and who have made outstanding contributions to CurioCity through their volunteer activities. Anna Zhou In her articles, Anna tackles complex issues in biology and technology. She writes about difficult topics, such as immune cells or the impacts of mobile device use, in ways that are interesting and accessible to teen readers. Anna has also supported CurioCity by reviewing older content to help ensure it remains accurate and meets current standards. Kelly Resmer Kelly writes very interesting articles that usually focus on chemistry. She has a proven ability to highlight how STEM is key to understanding the real world in a way that resonates with a teen audience. She shows teen readers the "cool" side of the topics she discusses while serving as a role model for those interested in pursuing postsecondary studies in a STEM field. Beyond sharing her own enthusiasm and choosing topics that will interest teen readers, she presents complex concepts in a clear and understandable way. National Volunteer Award, Let's Talk Science Outreach This award recognizes volunteers that have shown outstanding innovation, communication skills and a commitment to science outreach and education. Connie Leung, University of British Columbia "One coach bags sale usa of the most important things in generating tomorrow's science leaders is to foster curiosity and critical thinking" Connie Leung Through her time volunteering, Connie has shown an ability to innovate through creating new programs and supporting ongoing work. Connie took the lead in organizing Let's Talk Science at UBC's first high school symposium on antibiotics. This event brought over 100 students to campus coach outlet sale 9mm for a day long immersive experience. For the upcoming symposium, Connie worked to raise funds to improve upon the event. Katherine Reilly, University of Ottawa "I learned that it is more important to ensure that students enjoy the activity they are learning, to allow questions to be asked, and to see where conversations can go." Katherine Reilly Katherine has brought her commitment to science education to a variety of Let's Talk Science outreach activities. From organizing the annual StemCellTalks symposium to preparing kits for health science activities to mentoring First Nations students, Katherine brings her attitude of learning together to all her volunteering. Portia Kalun, McMaster University "I am constantly thinking of ways that research can be explained to the public to promote the importance of science in their everyday lives." Portia Kalun Portia has worked to bring all facets of science to life for children and youth. Working with the monthly McMaster Children and Youth University (MCYU) program, Portia works with each lecturer to create connected workshops to support the presentations.
She has also taken part in the Dandelion Project and working with girls in science. Regina Sinelnikov, University of Alberta "During my tenure as a Let's Talk Science volunteer it has been a goal of mine to engage students as much as possible in the activities and get them excited about science." Regina Sinelnikov.
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