Northern Students Exposed To University Research

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 13:04



About 100 Grade 11 physics students from northern Saskatchewan will get a taste of scientific research this week.


They’ve been invited to participate in tours and hands-on physics and engineering experiments at the University of Saskatchewan.


U of S spokesperson Sally Meadows says the program isn’t new, but this is the first time northern students will be participating.


The students will also get a chance to interact with professors, scientists and graduate students in several faculties.


They’ll also tour the Canadian Light Source synchrotron.


Meadows says the whole idea is to encourage students to consider going to university.


It’s hoped some will become scientists, engineers or professors some day.