Science Rendezvous is TODAY!

Over 300 free events will take place today across Canada for the most ambitious edition of Science Rendezvous.

Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest nation-wide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival. This year’s festival will celebrate 10 years of Science Rendezvousand 150 years of Canadian science.  It will launch Science Odyssey, a ten-day showcase of Canadian innovation that is put on by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Science Rendezvous is taking over the country from St. John’s to Vancouver, Yonge-Dundas Square and five city blocks of downtown Toronto, and opens the doors of research institutions across Canada. The festival specializes in giving the public one-of-kind experiences with STEM including: edible liquid capsule creations, augmented reality, robotics, solar-powered race cars, exploding fruit, and Science Chase – an Amazing Race-style competition.

In addition to the hands on activities, Science Rendezvous will host NSERC’s Innovation Showcase at festival sites across Canada in an effort to bring current Canadian innovation to the public, and demonstrate what can be achieved by collaboration between industry leaders and top Canadian researchers.

NSERC is the largest investor in science and engineering research and innovation in Canada. As a convener, they connect universities and colleges with industry partners to enable innovation-driven activities – allowing scientists and engineers across the country to develop world-leading discoveries and work with companies to turn these discoveries into inventions and products that will benefit Canadians.

The NSERC Innovation Showcase will be presented by the researchers involved and will be at selected Science Rendezvous event sites across the country.  They are free and open to the public, with most taking place between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

For more information about Science Rendezvous events and the NSERC Innovation Showcase in your city visit:

http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/event‐sites/

http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/category/nserc/

 

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