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Enter the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest for a chance to win these amazing prizes!

One of the reasons the Kootenay Contraption Contest exists is because we know that some of the best ideas come from the youth in our region. We set out to find prizes for the 2020 contest that are just as inspiring as the contraptions they will…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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Free Robot Week for Students and Families interested in Robotics

GLOWS is thrilled to be partnering with Live It to bring you Discovery Foundation Robot Week virtually from June 15-19, 2020! Students, educators and families from around the Kootenays (and beyond) will learn how to build, design and program…