Local students explore and compete in Let’s Talk Science Challenge

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nearly 250 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 from Waterloo region will unite to explore, discover and compete tomorrow at the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The event is hosted at the University of Waterloo by Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning national charitable youth development organization.

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The Let’s Talk Science Challenge is a fun, team-based competitive event featuring a quiz-show format and a hands-on mystery design challenge. Students are tasked with applying their knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create an object with limited materials before a panel of judges. Many students have been preparing since January. Let’s Talk Science organizes and runs the event with more than 50 Waterloo Science student volunteers, faculty and staff as part of its national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program.

The University of Waterloo is one of the largest competitions for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, happening at 23 universities and colleges across Canada in April and May. This year, more than 3,500 students will participate in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge coast to coast. Through its free programs, Let’s Talk Science supports youth literacy by engaging students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Kindergarten to Grade 12. CH2M, Honda Canada Foundation, Takeda Canada, Shaw (Broadcast Partner), Symantec and 3M Canada are national supporters of this year’s competition.

Let’s Talk Science Challenge

When: Friday, April 24, 2015. Opening ceremony 10 a.m.

Where: Arrival and registration at RCH 101, J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo.

For a detailed program with locations for each activity, please visit the event listing on the Waterloo website.

Prior registration required. Join the conversation about #LTSC15 and #STEM.

Media contacts:

Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@UWaterlooNews

Kim Morningstar
Let’s Talk Science
www.letstalkscience.ca
@letstalkscience

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