Other STEM Opportunities

 The Renfrew County Regional Science Fair prides itself on developing students skills through inquiry-based learning, with developing students abilities to apply the scientific method, comprehend scientific concepts, communicate effectively and effectively analyze data. We do this while having a great time with interactive activities and fun events.

However, there are other opportunities for developing your Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills during the year that you should look into, beyond our science fair. Here are some of them:

  • Canada Learning Code Week

    • held in early June, resources available year-round

    • Interactive activities for teachers and individuals on website

    • No previous coding experience required!

  • Milset - movement inernational pour le laisir scientifique et technique

    • Grade 9 and higher

    • Non-competitive global events held every 2 years

    • costs approximately - ~$2500

    • CWSF finalists from any year can apply (any regional fair grand prize winner from ANY year - even if you won in Grade 7 or 8)

  • SHAD

    • "SHAD was the perfect next step from my experience at CWSF.” – Rebecca Baron, CWSF Platinum Award Winner 2015   


      If you know of a student who enjoyed their time working on their scie, then please encourage them to apply to SHAD this fall! SHAD is a summer enrichment program that allows high potential high school students the opportunity to spend the month of July living in one of 13 host university campuses. Participants will engage in workshops, lectures, labs, challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, Business and Leadership and build a tightly-knit community with like-minded peers from across the country. SHAD is an immersive learning experience that also provides students with lifelong access to a powerful alumni network as well as a recognized credential when applying to universities and major scholarships. The application for SHAD 2018 opens in early-September and closes in late-November. Visit: www.shad.ca to learn more!
       

      “I truly believe SHAD has opened my eyes, showing me that I am not alone in the pursuit of excellence, and that there are brilliant youth all over the country who aspire to do the same” – Austin Wang, SHAD’14 and winner of top prize at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair ($75K)

  • Students on Ice (SOI)

    • Educational exhibition to polar regions - arctic and antarctic

    • For high school students who demonstrate academic ability, leadership, community involvement and the desire to make a difference.

    • It is NOT a vacation, there is signifcant work to be done before, during and after the expedition.

    • There are also scholarships available on the website.

  • Team Canada - ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair)

    • Grades 9 to 12 only

    • Applications open in mid-October, proposal due December 15, Phone interviews in March

    • ISEF is held mid-May in the United States

    • $4 million in prizes, scholarships, trips

    • 1800 students from 75 countries

    • Students should receive an invite after attending CWSF but you don't need to attend a national fair to apply to ISEF

If you have an event or group you'd like added to this list, especially one local to Renfrew County, please contact info@rcrsf.ca.