Entries by Tanya Malcolm


Nakusp Kootenay Contraption Contest Winners Invent Solutions with a Robot Named Suzie and a Peanut-Free Food Vending Machine

Over the next five days, we will be announcing the classroom winners of our Kootenay Contraption Contest and the communities they’re from. Today, we are thrilled to feature the two winners from Nakusp, BC a community that has been super involved in our GLOWS events (thanks Nakusp schools!). This year, we have two class winners […]

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Nelson Girl Guide Wins 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest with the “Distract Be Gone” Hat

Emily McCandlish is a problem solver. It was clear from the moment our judges reviewed her contraption that we reached a kid who understood the purpose of the Kootenay Contraption Contest and delivered a contraption that clearly and simply answered the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Question: “Think about a challenge you’re facing at school or homeschool. […]

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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 […]