|CONCORDIA TO ONCE AGAIN HOST THE HYDRO-QUÉBEC MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR IN MARCH|
MONTREAL JANUARY 14, 2016 – The annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair will take place Sunday, March 13, through Tuesday, March 15, on the downtown campus of Concordia University. Organized in partnership with the Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST), this is the second of three consecutive years that the Fair will be hosted at Concordia. During this one-of-a-kind competition, budding scientists aged 13 to 20 will be presenting to visitors scientific projects that bring out passion in them, proving that science and technology can be interesting and accessible.
Graham Carr, Concordia’s Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, is urging students, teachers and all of those individuals interested in science and technology to bookmark these dates. “There is no admission charge and so many fabulous projects to see,” said Dr. Carr. “Over the years our students have gone on to win significant prizes at the provincial, national and international levels.”
About Educational Alliance for Science & Technology
The Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization serving Quebec students in extracurricular science and technology activities. Founded to take charge of the Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair (MRSTF), it also organizes the CRC Robotics Competition, Junior Robotics Competition, and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Quebec affiliation).
About Concordia University
Olympic gold medalists. Oscar winners. Satellite Designers. Concordia University has them all. Creative. Diverse. Concordia pushes boundaries by crossing disciplines. Acclaimed fields include aerospace, nanotechnology, journalism, psychology, genomics, cinema, studio arts, finance and sustainable business. Bold, urban energy. 46,000 students in Montreal, North America’s most exciting city. Leading research, top teaching, engaged community — transformative experiences through flexible, friendly service. Concordia defines the next-generation university.
About Hydro-Québec Science and Technology Fair
The Hydro-Québec Science Fair is one-of-a-kind competition in which more than 15,000 young Quebecers take part every year, presenting projects in three categories: Experimentation, Design and Study. The projects cover a wide variety of fields, including environment, engineering, chemistry, physics, health sciences and more! In Quebec, the CDLS-CLS Network partners are the project managers of the Science Fair movement.
Michael J. Cohen