Eight Quebecers amongst thousands of young scientists in Brussels
MONTREAL, July 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - From July 19th to 25th, 2015, eight Quebecers will have the opportunity to represent their country at the 15th edition of the MILSET (International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology) International Science Fair, in Brussels, Belgium.
Selected during the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec Final, the exhibitors have already succeeded at impressing judges, amongst the best scientific projects in the province.
A unique experience
The MILSET International Science Fair is not only a scientific competition, but also a setting for meeting and exchanging knowledge, allowing the exhibitors to present their science projects to thousands of people, from the four corners of the world.
In addition to presenting their projects, the exhibitors will also take part in various cultural and scientific activities, as well as attend conferences and seminars.
It will be a memorable experience for the exhibitors; in the words of Mr Roland Grand'Maison, director general of the Réseau CDLS-CLS: "The MILSET International Science Fair brings together the young scientists of tomorrow, so that they may share their innovating ideas with other youths, just as passionate as themselves! The participants will develop friendships and a network of contacts that will last them long after the fair is over. The Réseau CDLS-CLS is very happy to be able to offer them to this unique learning experience!"
Innovating projects that will make our country shine on an international scene
Canada will be very well represented, thanks to the young exhibitors' projects. Visitors at the fair will be invited to discover their projects: conceiving a ramp to separate gold from sterile rock, a GPS for the visually impaired, a prototype to monitor posture, and promising experiments for the treatment of various cancers and for the treatment of the Ebola virus!
The Canadian delegation will be composed of:
- Élizabeth Leblanc et William Salvail – La ruée vert l'or – Estrie
- Wilfred Mason – H.E.R.O. – Montréal
- Philippe Massicotte et Thomas Dupré – Tient toi droit !!! – Mauricie, Centre du Québec
- Olivier Cloutier – Chia une cure pré-colombienne – Est du Québec
- Mélissa Lu – Lepto my cells – Montréal
- Raphael Hotter – Ebola No More! – Montréal
The delegation will leave for Belgium Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at 8:55 PM on Air Canada flight 0870, followed by Brussels Airlines flight 3634. They will be arriving in Brussels Sunday, July 19th, at 1:15 PM.
Follow the Canadian delegation at the MILSET International Science Fair via the Expo-sciences official Facebook page (facebook.com/exposciences) and via the Expo-sciences Twitter feed (@exposciences).
Official photos of the delegation, as well as the young scientists that make up the group are available at exposciences.qc.ca.
This trip is made possible by the Réseau CDLS-CLS with the support of the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations, via the NovaScience program.
About the Réseau CDLS-CLS:
Through the eight regional Conseils du loisir scientifique, the Réseau CDLS-CLS is present everywhere in Québec and offers the following programs : Science Fairs, the Défis technologiques, the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2015 Québec Final Club des Débrouillards and Les Innovateurs à l'école. The Réseau CDLS-CLS also provides educational science kits to primary and high schools.
About the Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST) :
The Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST), partner of the Réseau CDLS-CLS for the Science Fairs program, is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization serving Quebec students in extracurricular science & technology activities. It was founded to take charge of the organizational structure for the Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair (MRSTF).
Its mission is to encourage, to inspire, and to enable students' learning and apply science and technology in their everyday lives.
About NovaScience program :
This program is designed to improve the understanding of science and technology by the youth and the public at large as well as to promote the emergence of the new generation of scientists.
About MILSET :
The International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET) was created during the first International Science Fair, held in Québec in 1987. It is a non-governmental, non-profit and politically independent youth organisation, which aims at developing scientific culture among young people at an international level.
SOURCE Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique
For further information: Maude Péloquin, Communication officer, Tel : 514 252-3027 ext. 3895, Mobile : 514 772-3460, [email protected]; Dominique Girard, Delegation Head, Cell : 418 487-2203