UBC Okanagan iSTAND event offers young students an up-close look at science
Who: Grade 4, 5, and 6 students
What: Hands-on labs and workshops with UBC researchers
When: Monday, November 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Arts Building Foyer, UBC Okanagan campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna
Elementary school students from Vernon, Lake Country, and Kelowna have been invited to step inside the lab and spend some time at UBC Okanagan’s campus Monday.
Students from Grades 4 to 6 are being encouraged to come to UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, to learn how the body works in an engineered world. While at the campus, the students will have an opportunity to measure blood pressure, see muscle images with ultrasound devices, and use everyday objects to engineer motion.
The event aims to support and inspire youth in Science Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) through fun and educational activities. With hands-on participation, students will explore exercise science and engineering.
Students will participate in cardiovascular and neuromuscular experiments, as well as materials and civil engineering, to explore the science behind how their body adjusts to the environment where they live and play.
The event is organized by UBC Okanagan’s iSTAND (integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity) initiative. iSTAND’s mission is to engage in educational STEM activities with the aim to encourage youth to explore diverse fields and interests.
The iSTAND activities take place Monday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Arts Building Foyer — 3333 University Way. This is event is free and open to students in grades four, five, and six.
To find out more about iSTAND or to participate in Monday’s science experience, contact Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Jakobi at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can reserve a spot, at hes.cms.ok.ubc.ca/istand-registration