All of us at MIDAS are getting excited about the upcoming Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames! As advocates for technology and innovation education, we want to draw your attention, too, to the #BCTECH Summit and their efforts towards nurturing tech & innovation in our next generation.
This year’s #BCTECH Summit Youth Innovation Day will be held on Wednesday, May 16th. The theme is Breakthroughs: The Power of Curiosity and Ambition.
There will be a ton going on, and so much to see and explore, to encourage and engage, supporting innovative thinking in the youth who attend. From cool science to state-of-the-art cars to meeting young entrepreneurs there will be no shortage of inspiration!
This will be a full day designed for high school students in grades 10 to 12. They can visit with local researchers demonstrating innovative technologies in the Marketplace and Technology Showcase, listen to inspiring speakers share the ways they are changing the world around us through technology, and gather practical information from post-secondary institutions and companies seeking the next generation of talent.
There will be winning Science Fair projects and an epic battle of the robots in the VEX Robotics tourney. Mentor tables will offer opportunities to meet with leaders in BC tech, where kids can get some insight into what it takes to embark on a career in technology.
Post-Secondary institutions will be on hand to help guide prospective students in the right direction to pursue the various avenues in tech education and careers.
For Secondary School educators: The Solution Room offers the teacher chaperones an invaluable opportunity to meet and collaborate on how they are addressing the new secondary curriculum.
Find out more HERE!
Take a look at how it all went down last year: