All Science Challenge - Carleton & UOttawa

2010-05-18

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MEDIA ADVISORY
ATTENTION: PHOTO EDITORS, CITY EDITORS, SCIENCE EDITORS
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What do you get when you combine an exciting question and answer competition with build-it-yourself design challenges and add busloads of cheering fans?

The All Science Challenge is a day-long science enrichment competition for more than 65 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 11 Ottawa schools. Hosted for a third year by Carleton University and University of Ottawa science students, who also volunteer for Let’s Talk Science, the All Science Challenge is a fun-filled day of competition and camaraderie that’s part of a nationwide Let’s Talk Science program to excite and inspire the next generation of scientists.

WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010. Question and answer round begins at 10 a.m. Best photo opportunity during hands-on design challenges, including bridge building, at 11:15 a.m. The final elimination round of competition – where students go head-to-head against each other to win the competition – will take place at 1:00 p.m. Interviews available after the final round of competition at 2:30p.m.

WHERE: Tory Building, Carleton University (hands-on challenges) and Azrieli Theatre, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Carleton University (elimination round).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Jen Skanes, Let’s Talk Science coordinator, jen.skanes@gmail.com. To connect with Jen during the event, call 613-276-3042 (cell phone).

ABOUT THE ALL SCIENCE CHALLENGE:
The All Science Challenge was developed in 2004 by Let's Talk Science outreach volunteers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and is currently being held at 11 universities across Canada this year. Shaw Cablesystems, 3M and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are generous sponsors of this year’s competition, which tests students in the subject areas of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, earth and environmental science, engineering, mathematics, psychology and physics.

ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable, science outreach organization. We deliver science learning programs and services that turn kids on to science, keep them engaged in learning and develop their potential to become 21st century stewards, innovators and citizens. Through the Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program, we engage more than 1,800 enthusiastic post-secondary student volunteers at 30 universities and colleges across Canada to turn more than 100,000 kids on to science, engineering and technology each year.

For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit letstalkscience.ca.