High School Students Explore Science & Entrepreneurship Link

2015-03-10

Participants in the Event

Students and Educators at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School welcome Let's Talk Science, CSTMC and Thunder Bay Entrepreneurs.

Approximately 110 students from Grades 9-12 at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay are spending Tuesday, March 10 with Let’s Talk Science and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, practicing their inquiry and problem-solving skills, exploring self-employment career options and learning from local entrepreneurs.

This initiative marks the first step in a new partnership led by Let’s Talk Science and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC), supported by MaRS Discovery District. Together, we’ll work to help our nation’s youth strengthen their learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and prolong their studies in these fields.

During the first-of-its-kind “Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Thunder Bay”, high school students are learning how STEM studies can help them unlock and open doors to a diverse range of exciting careers that they can develop for themselves and join the growing 1.3 billion self-employed global workforce. They are also being asked "The Billion Dollar Question" and invited to put their questioning skills to good use by entering a national contest open to all Canadian students for a chance to win an iPad mini.

New! Innovation & Entrepreneurship Theme on CurioCity  
- includes student and educator resources on STEM entrepreneurship

The day kicks off with an opening assembly and a Q&A session with guest speakers, led by a student facilitator. Afterwards, groups of students break out into individual discussion groups with their teachers, facilitators from Let’s Talk Science, and local entrepreneurs to brainstorm real-life problems and explore how STEM can be used to create possible solutions.

For more details on this iniative, read the official media release.