Science Rendezvous @ SFU - Come Visit WWEST!

May 13, 2017

Science Rendezvous is the largest science festival in Canada that seeks to engage the public (and especially kids!) through interactive science activities, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences at various locations across Canada every year on the Saturday before Mother's Day. The 2017 event takes place in conjunction with International Astronomy Day, the Burnaby Festival of Learning, and Science Odyssey.

Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories, and classrooms from coast to coast.

Powered by NSERC, Science Odyssey demonstrates how discoveries and innovations shape our daily lives and foster a strong science culture in Canada.

This year, Simon Fraser University is hosting 3 events on May 13th. Read on for information about each fun event:

WWEST's Demo of "Tune Twister"

Join us as we show off our Sound Engineering Software for Kids, "Tune Twister!" This experience will be available all day on May 13th. With the app, kids in grades 4-8 can learn about the science of sound by using the app to manipulate music tracks. With its dynamic interface, the app demonstrates how acoustics are affected depending on the digital effects that are applied to music. Kids will learn about electronic audio filters, waveforms, frequency, pitch and how speed impacts sound. Drop in any time!

When: May 13, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Age Group: Grades 4-8
Price: FREE!

Try/Catch 2017

Try/CATCH's highlights include a keynote, workshops, and a Women in Tech panel discussion with current WiCS members, WiCS alumna, and women from our sponsor companies. By participating in Try/CATCH, female high school students will gain an in-depth knowledge of Computing Science, Engineering Science, and the incredible possibilities that these fields offers. Girls will be able to explore and ask questions in a friendly and positive environment specifically designed for them.

When: May 13, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Age Group: Secondary Schools
Price: FREE!

For more information and to register, visit this event at the Science Odyssey website.

Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

Celebrating 10th Science Rendezvous event and International Astronomy Day! This year’s event offers tours of the Trottier Observatory and astronomy presentations in celebration of International Astronomy Day. Come get your hands on hundreds of other exciting science exhibits including liquid nitrogen ice cream making, dinosaur fossils discovery, and biology specimens for microscopic examination.

When: May 13, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Age Group: All Ages
Price: FREE!

For more information, visit the event at the Simon Fraser University website.

Science Magic Shows on "The Wonders of Gases"

Discover the seemingly bizarre behaviour of gases and how they fit in our natural world. Which common gas is heavier than air?  Who discovered that fast moving air is less dense than still air?

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Showtimes are 12:00pm and 1:30pm.

When: May 13, 2017, 12:00pm-2:20pm
Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby - Shrum Science Centre, B9200 lecture theatre
Age Group: All Ages
Price: FREE! Sign up for your preferred showing here.