Science Odyssey 2019

April 29, 2019

Science Odyssey is a two week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It’s a Canadian festival that takes place in May every year. This year it’s taking place from May 4 to 19, and includes many STEM activities, demonstrations, and even conferences. It’s powered by NSERC and is a collaboration of many science outreach programs.   

Science Rendezvous is also going to be a part of Science Odyssey again this year. SFU is hosting free activities on their Burnaby campus on May 11, which is also International Astronomy Day, from 11 am to 3 pm. Activities include:Chemistry Magic Show with Liquid nitrogen ice-cream making

• Chemistry Magic Show with Liquid nitrogen ice-cream making
• Super Science Game Show presented by Let’s Talk Science
• 3D printed models of animal bones, geometrical structures, and DNA strands
• Learn about sound by manipulating music tracks with an interactive app Tune Twister by WWest
• Hands-on science activities & magic card tricks
• Educational Science Shows and Space Exploration demonstrations presented by Vancouver Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
• Tour of the Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard with a display of Astro images
• Film cannister painting by Science Alive
• Amazing Science Chase

Also a part of Science Odyssey this year is our very own Creating Connections 6.0. The conference is on May 3-4, just overlapping with Science Odyssey. In case you haven’t heard of Creating Connections before, it’s a biennial diversity conference that’s focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining women and underrepresented groups in STEM. There are three keynotes for the conference this year: Michele Romanow (who you may have seen on Dragon’s Den), Ella Chan, and Sabina Nawaz. You can learn more about them here. Our programming is chock full of panels and workshops on a variety of topics including (but not limited to) Negotiation Skills for Women, Tall Poppies: Maintaining Your Confidence, and Intersectionality in STEM. We also have the Science AL!VE Day Camp for child care during the conference. See the full program here.

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