MONTREAL, August 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - From 7th to 12th August, 2017, eight Quebecers will have the opportunity to represent their country at the 16th edition of the MILSET (International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology) International Science Fair, in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Selected during the 2016 and 2017 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 more than 80 countries.
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 Technoscience: "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 Technoscience is proud 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 about effects of the screen use on children, the quest of a lost Maya City, an innovative environmental engineering project that aims to decrease the growing rates of global warming and much more!
The Canadian delegation will be composed of:
- Thomas Ribeiro
Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair
- William Harvey
Muscle Up Your Satellites
Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean
- William Gadoury
Discovered from Space
- Victoria Chouinard
eDNA…What is it?
- Emmeraude Tanguay
Are Kids Screen Slaves?
- Antony Lapierre
See You Soon!
- Felicia Harvey
APOssible Key to Longevity?
Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean
- Maya Mikutra-Cencora
Alzheimer Disease at the Pre- Aβ Plaque Stage
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). Discover the projects of the delegation at exposciences.qc.ca.
This trip is made possible by the Réseau Technoscience with the support of the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, via the NovaScience program.
About the Réseau Technoscience
Through its regional affiliates, the Réseau Technoscience is present everywhere in Québec in order to promote science and technology to young people aged between 4 to 20 years old. The programs and activities offered are aimed to support science and technology education with a concrete approach and encourage the emergence of the new generation of Quebec scientists. The Réseau Technoscience offers the following programs: Science Fairs, Défis technologiques, Club des Débrouillards and Les Innovateurs à l'école. The Réseau Technoscience also provides educational science kits to schools.
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.
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 Réseau Technoscience
For further information: Marthe Poirier, Delegation Head, Cell: 514 913-6681; Maude Péloquin, Communication officer, Mobile: 450 561-4697, [email protected]