Carleton Welcomes 2016 SHAD Program Participants

Carleton University is hosting 55 top high school students from across Canada this July as they take part in the SHAD program and work with faculty to analyze and explore innovative solutions for this year’s theme of improving food security for Canadians.

When Canada was founded many people grew their own food. Today, only three per cent of Canadians grow what they eat. Given the complex nature of modern food production, how can Canadian food security be improved? SHAD students will collaborate and develop creative ideas on how to address this issue.

The Carleton SHAD co-director is available to discuss this exceptional program and will be in attendance at several workshops including:

Project Development Workshop

When: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: MacOdrum Library, Discovery Centre, Carleton University
Info: SHAD students will work on their project designs to address how Canadian food security can be improved.

Biomedical Engineering Workshop

When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Minto Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering Building, MC6070 , Carleton University
Info: This hands-on and interactive workshop will give SHAD students an introduction to biomedical engineering. Biomedical applications will include powered prosthetics, sports monitoring, biometrics and identification of bacteria by smell.

About SHAD

SHAD is a charitable non-profit organization that enables high-achieving secondary students to develop their full innovative and leadership potential through a transformative month-long educational experience.

Students from grades 10 to 12 are engaged in an intensive program focused on STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Students work together to tackle real-world problems.

The SHAD program is hosted at 12 university campuses across Canada and has more than 14,800 alumni.

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