Techsploration 2015 Program Year Review
It is with huge thanks to our sponsors and supporters that we have entered into a new program year but also with celebrations for a fantastic 2015!
In 2015, we delivered over 50 events across the province, with the help of our role models, volunteers, teachers, and sponsors,
If you missed them, don’t worry, we’ve got your Techsploration year in review summary here:
In November, Tina Kelly, President of Techsploration’s Board of Directors was selected as a finalist for the Discovery Awards in the Science Champion category. Tina was recognized for her contributions, including her role with Techsploration, in promoting science, trades and technology to youth in Nova Scotia. You can watch the video about Tina and Techsploration here (minute 1:49).
In October, Techsploration alumnae (young women who were participants in grade nine and are now in grades 10, 11 and 12) participated in hands-on workshops highlighting careers in science, trades and technologies. Workshops included game design, electrical engineering, architectural deign, and more!
In September, we wished our Dalhousie C3 co-op student, Nicola, farewell with thanks for all her hard work during the summer. We still miss her!
During spring and summer, at our Techsplorer events:
- O2 alumnae, and volunteer firefighter, Saint Mary’s University keynote speaker, Krista Lindsay shared her story of how Techsploration helped her overcome her fear of public speaking and challenged Techsplorers to dream big.
- During lunch at the Saint Mary’s event, Lockheed Martin’s Ellen MacIntyre shared her story and why she’s a role model and part of the Techsploration family.
- Keynote speaker and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Cathie Bell and her pup Mia joined us at NSCC Truro event. Cathie spoke about creating personal resilience and the importance of staying in math and sciences to future career opportunities. Cathie is the director of the Pawsitive Directions canine program at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro, NS.
- As mentioned in the April update (but we think it is that spectacular that it warrants another mention): several Techsplorers experienced the Abandoned Ship Simulator at the NSCC Port Hawkesbury.