Unleash the "Iron Scientist" in You

    Careers You Never Thought You Could Have in Science...and that's Just an

    RICHMOND, BC, March 11 /CNW/ - The line between science and fun is a blur
when it's creatively mixed in daily life. Richmond is home to innovators
conducting science in fun and progressive ways, allowing local students a
chance to explore careers they never considered to be in the realm of science.
From food science to making an engine that runs on food waste, everything is
explored and nothing is off limits to the imagination.

    Culinary Science

    One example of this fun-filled new approach to science is the Richmond
based company, DC Duby Wild Sweets, a culinary sensation founded by
chocolatiers and culinary scientists, Dominique and Cindy Duby. Their
adventures in molecular gastronomy have produced astounding, and delightfully
delicious creations.
    "Our approach to food combines artistry, science, and a true passion for
scientific research aimed at expanding the palette of flavours and
ingredients," said Dominique and Cindy Duby. "Our methodology is based on the
application of scientific principles and techniques to understand and improve
artisan food production. We believe that science and psychology are essential
elements of the modern food experience."
    Over the years, Wild Sweets has undertaken joint projects with faculty
and students from the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Food
Science. Dominique and Cindy Duby will be speaking at the 2nd Annual Science
Expo on March 13, 2008.

    2nd Annual Science Expo

    The Science Expo is an opportunity to mix students, companies, academic
institutions, and the general public to explore possibilities that involve
science and technology in unique ways. Over 200 Richmond high school students
will be showcasing their science projects, as they explore what their futures
could hold. Various companies will be represented at the Career Fair including
Genome British Columbia and Westport Innovations. Post-secondary schools,
professional associations and non-profit organizations in the science and
technology community will also be in attendance.
    The event will feature opening remarks from Richmond Mayor Malcolm
Brodie, a panel of innovators in "Opening the Door", and Science World's very
own "Iron Scientist" competition. If you thought Iron Chef had some unique
secret ingredients, prepare to be amazed by what these students can cook up!

    2nd Annual Science Expo
    March 13, 2008, 4 pm to 7 pm
    Aberdeen Centre
    4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC

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    BC Innovation Council (BCIC) advances innovation and commercialization of
applied science and technology in partnership with government, industry and
academia. By supporting all levels of education, BCIC is focused on developing
talented British Columbians. Building a strong future for the knowledge
economy is essential to the success of B.C.'s economy. BCIC is a Crown Agency
of the Province of British Columbia.
    For more information about BC Innovation Council, visit www.bcic.ca.

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For further information: Media Contact: Stephanie Leung, Communications
Coordinator, BC Innovation Council, (604) 602-5249, 1-800-665-7222,
sleung@bcic.ca; Science Expo Contact: Rosalind Poon, Teacher Consultant,
Richmond School District (No. 38), (604) 718-4024, rpoon@richmond.sd38.bc.ca

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