SCWIST Supports Grade 6 Student to Compete in Global Finals

Abigail Creswick, a young grade 6 student from Bowen Island BC, is  thrilled to have been chosen  by SCWIST for a scholarship to support her travel expenses to The Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville Tennessee. Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams are immersed in the creative process needed to solve open-ended Challenges, and […]

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Sandy Eix on What Parents can do to Encourage their Daughter to Pursue STEM

The radio CKNW Jon McComb Show interviewed Sandy Eix, Science Learning Lead for Science World and our past SCWIST Director, on what parents can do to introduce and encourage their daughter to science in a time when gender-specific toys and gender stereotypes still exist.  In addition to the “All Kids” programs that Science World offer, […]

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Updates from ms infinity – Accepting New Volunteers for the Ms Infinity eMentoring Program

We are currently accepting new volunteers for the ms infinity eMentoring program. eMentoring is an eight-week program that pairs a young woman in Grade 11 or 12 with a woman currently working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Sessions run twice/year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Pairs are matched based on […]

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October 2012: “Junk DNA” is not junk

DNA is the abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid that is arranged into chromatins, in which the DNA is structurally compacted by proteins.  DNA carries genetic information of all known living organisms including humans. The flow of genetic information is that DNA is transcribed into RNA (transcription) driven by transcription factors and then translated into proteins (translation), […]

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