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The Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair — YSIDC

The goal of the Youth Science Inquiry Development Camp (YSIDC) is to develop independent inquiry and problem solving skills in Niagara’s youth as well as increase the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) talent pool in Niagara by creating a community of STEM learners.

The YSIDC is a week-long day camp held at Brock University for students entering grades 4-9 in September. Forty-nine talented young people from across Niagara took part this year’s camps that ran the weeks of July 9th and 16th. These participants engaged in design challenges and inquiry experiences that were designed to challenge their current views about science and increase their abilities to conduct their own research. Groups of two or three collaborated on the final culminating task of designing, conducting and reporting an open inquiry using probeware. Participants directed their own research, but were supported by two qualified elementary science teachers and six secondary students. The high school students had all previously completed exemplary science fair projects. Two of them won gold medals and one silver at the latest Canada-Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown P.E.I..

Specifically students learned how to gather, organize and analyze their data to draw conclusions. Participants were also allowed to fail and encouraged to solve their own problems. Moreover, they reported (exit questionnaire at the end of the YSIDC) that they learned the non-linear nature of research and the necessity to reflect on their work and adapt methodologies to solve unforseen challenges. Through collaboration, participants also created new friendships. These connections will be supported with additional programming in the Fall and an on-line space devoted to nurturing the STEM community in Niagara.

This was the second year of the program. Last year, the N iagara REgion Science and Engineering Fair noticed the benefit of the program by seeing the highest level of science fair projects in its history. The Niagara Region also had its most successful showing at the Canada-Wide Fair by winning two gold medals, a silver and three bronzes.Youth Science Inquiry Development Camp

AYVA visits Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Sasan Momeni (Western Canada Account Manager, AYVA Educational Solutions) and Regis Rodrigues (Sales Engineer, PIGNAT) with Fou Pon and Gobin Ramprasad, instructors at SAIT in their new Chemical Engineering Technology (CET) building.

The McPhail School of Energy at SAIT is expanding their teaching labs and AYVA is pleased to be a part of this new and exciting initiative. AYVA will be equipping the labs with training systems from both PIGNAT and TecQuipment.

The AYVA team as well as a PIGNAT representative from France donned their safety boots and hats to visit the construction site last month. AYVA and PIGNAT worked with CET’s instructors to custom design PIGNAT’s Distillation and Absorption towers according to SAIT’s needs and budget. CET will also be home to TQ’s Reciprocating Compressor.

Chemical Engineering Technology prepares graduates to work as chemical engineering technologists in production, process development and environmental control for the expanding industries of petroleum, chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper. Chemical Engineering technologists work closely with chemical engineers in designing calculations, unit operations, process simulation and control, industry safety and environment.

AYVA looks forward to showcasing the installs from PIGNAT and TQ at SAIT’s new state-of-the-art chemical engineering lab.

 


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