|CONCORDIA TO ONCE AGAIN HOST THE HYDRO-QUÉBEC MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR IN MARCH|
MONTREAL FEBRUARY 25, 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.
Last year saw students present everything from apps to help the mobility of the blind to research into cancer fighting medications. It is this type of curiosity and imagination that will help society meet the challenges of our times and to develop the wonders of tomorrow.
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.” Visit sciencetech.ca for details.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Mazen Elbawab, a versatile computer and software engineer with a propensity for entrepreneurship. He has worked over 8 years in the gaming and entertainment industry, medical imaging and biomedical industry with notable companies such as Ubisoft, Sega, Electronic Arts and Siemens. His first startup venture was in 2011 where he helped over 5 different startups engineer and develop their software systems. His areas of expertise are Motion capture, game development, 3D and generic software development.
Public viewing hours
Sunday, March 13: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Displays will be set up on the ground floor atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 St. Catherine W.) on the Sir George William Campus of Concordia University.
The closing and award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Concordia’s Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, located at 7141 Sherbrooke Street West.
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).
Concordia University defines next-generation education by anticipating the future of what a university can and should be. Our research and teaching is daring, transformative and distinct with a “big thinking” approach that examines societal issues from an expansive, interdisciplinary perspective. Concordia is an open and engaged university that encourages students to become active, critical and global citizens. As part of Montreal’s fabric, we are deeply connected to the city — and we are deeply connected to the world at large. More than 46,000 students choose Concordia each year. Globally, we have nearly 200,000 graduates.
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