RADF Investment: $900,000
Other Investment: $300,000
Total Investment: $1.2 million
Project Period: July 2011 - December 2013
The Rural Youth Science Network is an innovative face-to-face and social media program aimed at engaging youth in science and technology by showcasing the need for science-related jobs of the future. The program focuses on hands-on engagement where high school students meet at post-secondary institutions for facilitated sessions, connecting them with the network and tuned into everyday science in their communities. Youth from five regions of the province will work on science projects of their interest and collaborate to create digital content such as animations, videos and photography to showcase real science applications. The project is lead by the Science Alberta Foundation partnered with the University of Lethbridge and Red Deer College.
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: