News archive - July 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ESQ’s golden touch inspired Science alumna Katey Bender

Turning regular metal into gold or silver isn't possible unless you're an ancient alchemist. But as Waterloo Science alumna Katey Bender recalls, making gold plated pennies was one of her most memorable Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) experiences.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ESQ: Science and Engineering outreach program celebrates 25 years

For some, it’s building a wind turbine to harness enough energy to race a car. For others, it’s creating a boat out of cardboard and duct tape. For six-year-old Max Griffiths, there isn’t  just one highlight of his first camp experience in 2015 — there  are many.   

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ESQ put Science alumna Robyn Sambrook in the driver's seat

Robyn Sambrook

At 13, most elementary students are just beginning to learn about energy and mechanical systems, but Science alumna Robyn Sambrook was already building and programming LEGO® cars to move in different ways. From racing her car in straight lines against other campers to maneuvering it around in a circle, the activity taught her the basics of Newtonian physics.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Science Outreach ignites curiosity at Discovery Square

Cloud in a bottle.

From digging for fossil fish to creating an instant cloud in a bottle, children aged 5 to 12, channeled their inner scientists as they explored a variety of hands-on science activities at Kitchener’s Discovery Square.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Science alumna turns an idea into an e-boutique opportunity

Photos by Tanja-Tiziana Burdi for NOW! Magazine.

Rose Athena is an e-boutique created by Science alumna Lily Wong and Bushra Dirirthat that allows women to put together their own personalized dresses and to purchase them online.