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GLOWS Launches First Bilingual Science & Tech Program in the Kootenays

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia programming      The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for…
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The Future is Bright: Kootenay Youth have a Blast at Game Design with Virtual Reality Summer Camp

Transitioning our youth program, GLOWS, to the virtual world because of COVID-19 has allowed KAST to reach even more kids throughout the Kootenay region. Changing the way we’ve always done things was an opportunity to learn and grow. As the…
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Introducing a Unique Startup on a Mission to Help Craft Cannabis Growers Thrive

Sami Majdala is the CEO, CTO and one of the founders of CertiCraft, a startup that aims to ease the administrative process for cannabis cultivators.  CertiCraft is a client in KAST’s Venture Acceleration Program (VAP), which helps early-stage…
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Meet the Man who’s Taking the Country by Storm with a New Kind of Vending Machine

Brad Pommen is the president of SMRT1, a local technology company building hardware and software that upgrades traditional vending machines and kiosks into an interactive automated retail platform. SMRT1 is a client in KAST’s Venture Acceleration…
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…
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Nakusp Elementary School Student, Paityn Smith, Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

Paityn Smith solved the contest’s climate change challenge by imagining a unique way to help preserve Caribou and their habitat The Kootenay Contraption Contest, organized by KAST in partnership with FORTIS BC this past winter, was a massive…