April 10, 2014

Louise Arbour Secondary School students gear up for the STEM Olympics

Louise Arbour Secondary School students will be challenged at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Olympics on Apr. 16 at Louise Arbour Secondary School. The STEM Olympics is an opportunity for students to work together in teams to present their technical skills in a competitive environment. 

Among the students participating in the event is grade 11 student Vanie Chahal who, with support from teacher Samantha Brace, applied for and received a SpeakUp Ontario grant from the Government of Ontario.

 “Our students are pioneers that will continue to lead by example thanks to the technological advantage that is offered through the Peel District School Board.” says Linda Galen, principal at Louise Arbour, “The STEM Olympics showcase our students’ ability to use leadership and teamwork to achieve excellence in technical challenges.” 

Students will compete in teams of four in two of the following subject areas: physics, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, technology and math. Gold medals will be awarded to all members of the winning team for each competition and certificates will be given to all participants. 

The event begins at 9 a.m., with junior competitions taking place in the morning and senior competitions in the afternoon. During lunch, there will be live science presentations, along with interactive demonstrations from McMaster University, University of Guelph and University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Louise Arbour is located at 365 Father Tobin Road in Brampton.

For more information, please contact Linda Galen, principal at Louise Arbour Secondary School at 905-793-5451 or [email protected].

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