Volunteer Highlights: Thursday

April 10, 2014

Happy National Volunteer Week! Every day we will be highlighting some of the amazing volunteers of Let’s Talk Science. See below for today’s spectacular people:

Brigitte DesharnaisBrigitte Desharnais
Let's Talk Science volunteer for Curiocité

Number of years volunteering with us: 2.5 years

Program/Area of study: PhD Chemistry

Favourite volunteering activity: Curiocité et Forensic Science workshops

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I believe that scientific education allows kids to become better citizens. It furthers their intellectual rigor which can only bode well for the future.

Fun fact: I have learned ancient Greek.

 

Noble-MMichele Noble
Let’s Talk Science, Board of Directors

Position, Company (or past position): President, Michele Noble and Associates Inc.

Number of years volunteering with us: 4 years

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I volunteer with Let’s Talk Science because I really believe in the importance of science literacy for everyone, but in particular for the children and youth of today. The world around us is changing incredibly quickly and this knowledge is essential to an individual’s ability to fully participate.

Fun fact: How humbled I and a couple of colleagues were at one of the Let’s Talk Science Challenge events as we tried to keep pace with the spirited students around us.

 

Volunteer Highlights: Wednesday

April 8, 2014

 
Happy National Volunteer Week! Every day we will be highlighting some of the amazing volunteers of Let’s Talk Science. See below for today’s spectacular volunteer:
 
Shakib RahmanShakib Rahman
Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program Coordinator at the University of Alberta and CurioCity volunteer
 
Number of years volunteering with us: One
 
Program/area of study: Neuroscience
 
Favourite article to write on CurioCity:  Money Doesn't Grow on Trees was of my favourite articles to research and write. It was definitely the subject I knew the least about and I learned a lot about Eucalyptus trees while writing it.
 
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I have a passion for showing science to students and the general public and want to make in fun and interactive, goals complimentary to Let's Talk Science.
 
Fun fact: I love to travel the world (well mostly North America so far), but I have journeyed to Australia and Bangladesh as well.  My fun fact is that I have swam in four of the world's five oceans - only the Arctic Ocean has eluded me.
 

 

Volunteer Highlights: Tuesday

April 8, 2014

Happy National Volunteer Week! Every day we will be highlighting some of the amazing volunteers of Let’s Talk Science. See below for today’s spectacular people:

Amanda EdwardAmanda Edward
Let’s Talk Science Volunteer for CurioCity

Number of years volunteering with us: Close to one year!

Program/area of study: Organic Chemistry / Education

Favourite Let’s Talk Science activity:  Writing Christmas Chemistry articles – Christmas with a Bang! And Eggnog Uncracked.

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I am passionate about creating open educational resources geared towards young learners.

Fun fact:  I am an avid knitter!

 

Laurence De DavideLaurence De Davide
Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteer at the Université of Sherbrooke

Number of years volunteering with us: 2

Program/area of study: Medicine

Favourite Let’s Talk Science activity: The Bone Zone

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? With me studying science and having an interest in Biology and the human body, Let's talk Science offers me an excellent opportunity to share my knowledge with with children while promoting awareness of science. I also love working with children because they bring a naivite and refreshing enthusiasm for life.

Fun fact: Despite being 5'2", I earned my black belt in Tawkwondo as a teenager. I was also an assistant instructor for the younger children!

 

 
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