Five Inspirational Young People Receive National STEAM Leadership Award

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  • Ispeeta Ahmed – Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Sarvnaz Ale MohammadRichmond Hill, Ontario
  • Jaityn LaBelle – Calgary, AB
  • Kiana WednesdayWinnipeg, MB
  • Avery ParkinsonOttawa, ON

The complete profiles of the winners are available here.

From mentoring others in robotics, writing research papers on environmental issues, to developing nationally recognized science fair projects, these teens are innovators and leaders. .

The Ingenium-NSERC Horizon STEAM Awards help set the stage for a new generation of Canadian innovators to excel in STEAM fields. Each winner of the national awards program is rewarded $25,000 to pursue their post-secondary studies in a STEAM field at a Canadian university, college or CEGEP. Two of these awards are exclusively given to Aboriginal students.

These scholarships are made possible through a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Indspire, Lockheed Martin and Syncrude.

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“Each year, I am amazed by the ingenuity and passion of these students. Supporting the creativity, leadership and innovation of our young people will have a direct impact on our future. That is why Ingenium is so proud to recognize these five amazing students.”

Christine TessierPresident and CEO of Ingenium

“NSERC is a proud partner of the Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards because we know that the future of science and engineering in Canada is in the hands of exceptional young people. The remarkable students we celebrate today have demonstrated ingenuity, ambition and leadership – the qualities of individuals who change lives and communities for the better through their vision and hard work. CanadaCongratulations to each of this year’s recipients of the Horizon STEAM Ingenium-NSERC Awards. »

Danika GoosneyVice President, Research Grants and Fellowships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

About Ingenium – from Canada Science and innovation museums
Ingenium oversees three national science and innovation museums in Ottawa — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Its lngenium center houses an exceptional collection, a research institute and a laboratory for digital innovation. Our museums, digital content, outreach programs, traveling exhibits and collaborative spaces help educate, entertain and engage the public through Canada and around the world. Our mission is to bring science literacy and inspiration to Canadians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

About NSERC
NSERC invests over $1.2 billion each year in research in the natural sciences and engineering Canada. Our investments generate discoveries, valuable world firsts in the knowledge claimed by a brain pool of more than 11,000 professors. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect creators and users of discoveries. NSERC’s research partnerships help inform research and development and address scaling issues.

NSERC also provides scholarships and hands-on training experience to over 30,000 post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows. These young researchers will train the next generation of science and engineering leaders in Canada.

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For further information: Media contact: Philippe Tremblay, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, [email protected]343-543-5337

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