The cost of skipping high school science and math classes is high for the country, according to a recent research report. It highlights three costs - financial, opportunity, and societal - affecting the Canadian economy as young people drop out of advanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.
“It wasn't school that made me discover my taste for science, (…) it was my father who allowed me to get in touch with [them]”, says Anne-Marie Brosseau, Secondary 5 student at the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont. She discovered “Girls and science, an electrifying duo! " two years ago.
Comuniqué (Onisep, France) - Stop stereotypes! Girls and boys in 3rd and 2nd year perceive science and technology jobs in almost the same way. This is shown by the results of the Harris Interactive survey published by Onisep on the occasion of the European Education Fair.
The students of the reform obtain poorer results on national and international tests in science and technology, but are however more competent, according to Patrice Potvin, professor-researcher in science didactics at UQAM.
Biologist and filmmaker Jean Lemire left the port of Gaspé on April 18 aboard the Sedna IV for a 1,000-day mission around the planet. Teachers and their students will therefore be invited to follow the journey of the crew on the Internet, heading for the Azores and then setting out to Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Panama and Costa Rica.
(Press release) The FAST project is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the next generation of science and technology while promoting academic perseverance. How to contribute? By becoming the mentor of a 4th year secondary student as part of an internship in a company.