NSERC’s PromoScience recipients announced

June 26, 2014

Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), recently announced the recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) PromoScience Program, which funds PSE institutions and other organizations to develop programs designed to attract youth to study STEM fields. $2.9 million in funding is being awarded to 59 organizations across the country for programs in computer science, agriculture, marine studies, northern ecology, astronomy, mathematics, and science journalism. “Through our government’s investments in science outreach and science summer camps, we are instilling a passion and curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math that will inspire young Canadians to pursue careers in these disciplines later on in life,” said Holder. Winners include the University of Alberta’s Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology program, workshops organized by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology that will teach high school students and teachers how to create apps for mobile devices, and urban farm education science summer camps for youth led by Algoma University. NSERC News Release | uAlberta News | UOIT News Release | AlgomaU News