Chinook's Edge School Division

Amazing Opportunity For SHS Students at the U of S

A group of grade 9-11 Sundre High School students and teacher Ryan Beck have been meeting since September 2016 with a goal of conducting genuine science at a real research facility. Their proposal for a novel experiment has been accepted by the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan. They have been awarded Beamtime (an opportunity for scientists that is akin to hockey players making the NHL) for December 15th to 18th, 2017. Students will be spending the next 8 months working with actual research scientists from around the world to prepare for and maximize this opportunity, with a goal of making a genuine contribution to science. Their current plan is to study osteoporosis in polar bears, though they expect their plan to evolve over time as they continue to learn and work with research scientists on this project.