ST. JOHN'S, NL, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Research & Development
Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) today announced the
launch of its third annual Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE)
Awards. Directed toward high school students in the province who excel
in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), recipients of the
RISE Awards are sponsored to attend summer enrichment programs in the
Arctic and throughout North America.
The RISE Awards provide an opportunity for hard working students to
learn and gain insight into R&D-related fields. This program provides
the groundwork for recipients to make educated decisions regarding
their potential study and career choices.
"It's extremely important to give our future generation these kinds of
opportunities," said the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister
Responsible for RDC. "High school students are about to embark on major
life decisions, and by giving them this sort of early exposure to
research-related fields, our future scientists, engineers and
researchers get a first-hand look at research in action."
Level II students in Newfoundland and Labrador who have obtained an
average of at least 90% across all courses completed in level I as well
as at least 90% across all science and math courses completed in level
I are encouraged to apply to the RISE Awards by November 7, 2013.
Through the enrichment programs, students will attend workshops and
lectures held by university professors, researchers and field experts,
and partake in research-related activities. These include: Research
Science Institute (RSI) based in Cambridge, MA, and the Students on Ice
program, where students participate in an expedition to the Arctic.
Other programs include; the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program
(DEEP) located at the University of Toronto, and; Shad Valley, which
takes place at various university campuses across Canada.
"I encourage all level II students who excel in the STEM subjects to
apply for this award," said Glenn Janes, CEO, RDC. "After two
successful years of the RISE Awards, we have heard from several
students who benefited from the programs and gained both research
knowledge and a better understanding of what they want to do with their
futures. It's inspiring to hear that these students are going on to do
great things. I am proud to present this opportunity to another group
of well deserving young researchers."
To find out more about the RISE Awards as well as the recognized
enrichment programs, visit www.rdc.org
About the Research & Development Corporation
RDC is a provincial Crown corporation responsible for improving
Newfoundland and Labrador's R&D performance. RDC works with R&D
stakeholders including business, academia and government agencies and
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