2015 in review
It is with huge thanks to our sponsors and supporters that we have entered into a new program year but also with celebrationsÂ 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 Techsplorationâ€™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.Â 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. Â Workshops included game design, electrical engineering, architectural deign, and more!
In September, we wished ourÂ Dalhousie C3 co-op student,Â Nicola, farewell with thanks for all her hard work during the summer. Â We still miss her!
During spring and summer, at our TechsplorerÂ events:
- O2 alumnae, and volunteer firefighter,Â Saint Maryâ€™s University keynote speaker, Krista LindsayÂ shared her story of how Techsploration helped her overcome her fear of public speaking and challenged Techsplorers to dream big.Â
- During lunch at the Saint Maryâ€™s event, Lockheed Martinâ€™sÂ Ellen MacIntyre shared her story and why sheâ€™s a role model and part of the Techsploration family. Â
- Keynote speaker and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Cathie BellÂ and her pup Mia joined us atÂ NSCC Truro event.Â Cathie spoke about creating personalÂ resilience and the importance of staying in math and sciences to future career opportunities.Â CathieÂ is the director ofÂ 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.Â Â Â