Entries by Tanya Malcolm

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Science Literacy Week Offers Kootenay Youth an Opportunity to Explore Environmental Career Pathways related to Science & Technology

Did you experience Science Literacy Week? From September 21-25, 2020, organizations from around the country created online or in-person events to celebrate each and everyone’s unique relationship with science. The theme for Science Literacy Week this year was Biodiversity. As you know, we’re pretty big fans of science and technology here at KAST which is […]

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Kootenay Contraption Contest is Back and More Innovative than Ever!

Innovation; noun [ in-uh-vey-shuhn ] something new or different introduced When it comes to innovation, we often get stuck tinkering with preconceptions and stereotypes that are synonymous with tech, start-ups and venture acceleration. However, innovation can be found in a diverse range of scenarios. Our team at GLOWS got curious about the meaning of innovation […]

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Hundreds of Youth Experience Robotics During Discovery Foundation Robot Week

Shmeker, The Vaccinator, Botty and Sensor M!#1! You’re reading the creative names of just a few of the robots that entered GLOWS first online robotics competition! From June 15 to 19, youth from across the province participated in Discovery Foundation Robot Week, an innovative educational experience! Robot week reached hundreds of youngsters in the Kootenay […]

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The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) is thrilled to announce that NSERC’s (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PromoScience program has awarded GLOWS, our youth program, $95,000 to support Kootenay youth ages 5-19 find inspiration for their post-secondary education goals in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) […]