Maria Boxwala, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer (University of Windsor Alumnus)

Maria is a volunteer alumnus from the University of Windsor that still stays engaged! If you are a Let’s Talk Science Outreach alumni, but want to continue volunteering, contact Lauren Hollis, Program Support Coordinator, Let’s Talk Science Outreach, to learn more or sign up.

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 3 years

Area of study: Medical student at Saba University School of Medicine

Inspirational Moment: In the summer of 2016, I visited Glengarry homework club. We did activities for Messy Science Day which consisted of CO2 rockets, bike pump rockets, vortex cannon, build your own catapults, and elephant toothpaste. After we were done the kids had so much fun that they wanted us to return and do more activities with them. This positive experience was inspirational, and made me feel like I was making a difference.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: The vortex cannon is my favorite activity because it quickly engages a large group of students and kids.

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I volunteer with Let’s Talk Science because I love working with children and getting them interested and passionate about science.

Fun fact: It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.