Why VTJ is Sweatin’ for Science
The event helps raise funds and awareness for science fairs and STEM programming across B.C. and the Yukon
A partner message from Sweatin' for Science
This year, the Vancouver Tech Journal office decided to rally together and “sweat for science” as a part of the Science Fair Foundation BC’s annual fundraiser, put together in partnership with AbCellera.
Participating in this event helps raise funds and awareness for science fairs and STEM programming across B.C. and the Yukon. STEM education is not always accessible for youth — whether it’s because they are living in remote communities, or their school doesn’t have volunteer support to put together a science fair. Sweatin’ for Science aims to change that.
This year, many local B.C. tech companies have put teams together, including AbCellera, Aspect Biosystems, and Genome BC.
Here’s why some of our team members are excited to participate:
“Prioritizing some exercise will be no sweat if it means more folks can attain careers in STEM,” said VTJ staff writer James Matthews. “And to participate alongside AbCellera, Aspect Biosystems, and Genome BC — companies I have covered and admire — is a lovely added bonus.”
“I grew up with limited access to science fairs and STEM programming, but decided to satiate my STEM curiosity by running plenty of failed science experiments at home,” said Allison Gacad, VTJ staff writer. “So if I can save other families from the trouble of at-home-science-chaos, sign me up! I'm really grateful to be in a position to pay it forward and owe it to all of the volunteered scientists in my life.”
The Sweatin' for Science event app allows participants to upload their photos to their event album to highlight their achievements and motivate others to get their sweat on. Participants are also encouraged to tag #SweatinForScience on social media.
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