Science in action

Two special guests from the Government of Canada got to see their funding in action when they dropped by a children’s science lab at the U of S today.

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, along with U of S interim President Gordon Barnhart, visited with young scientists in the Rocks and Fossils SCI-FI Science Camp, housed in the College of Engineering.

SCI-FI Science Camps have been a staple in the college for many years. Every summer, more than 10,000 youth from across the province take part in the summer camps, workshops and science clubs.

Earlier this year, three U of S programs were was awarded just over $100,000 as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience funding program, which provides hands-on learning for young students in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
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