Amanda hopes to inspire students to pursue a career in science. Explore some of the many careers that use science, technology, engineering and math on CurioCity.
Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: About seven years
Position: Seismic Processor, Divestco
Inspirational Moment: I was in a Kindergarten class running an activity of my own invention called “Floaters and Sinkers” where I was dropping everyday household items into a tank of water and the kids were guessing what would sink and float. It was so amazing and inspiring to see five year olds get excited about science and learn the basics of density.
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Meteor impacts! Dropping balls and marbles into a pan of flour to create impact craters is messy, but so much fun!
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I love to see others get excited and inspired by science. That look on their face when they learn something they think is really awesome is priceless. It is my hope that through my work others will go on to pursue a career in science.
Fun fact: While doing research for my Master’s degree, I discovered and named three main-belt asteroids. They are: 263251 Pandabear, 262536 Nowikow, and 254422 Henrykent.