Government to promote science and engineering education in Alberta
Students in Edmonton are about to receive even more of an opportunity to learn about science and engineering.
Back in July the Minister of State – Science and Technology, Honourable Gary Goodyear announced a new federal investment aimed at making Canada a world leader in the science and engineering fields.
“Our government wants to encourage more young people to explore an education or career in science and engineering,” Mr. Goodyear was quoted as saying in a press release. “This program will give youth in communities across the country an opportunity to discover the benefits of these fields. In the long term, this will keep Canada’s economy growing and create the jobs of the future.”
The Government of Canada will provide $2.9 million over a period of three years to 58 Alberta organizations that promote science and engineering learning to youth. Funding for this initiative will be provided through the PromoScience program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Organizations that will benefit from the grant include, but are not limited to: universities, non-profits, museums and science centres.
To view a complete list of the PromoScience grant recipients, click here.