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									About SMARTS
Presenter Name
Presenter title, if necessary

Presentation date
    Who Am I?

•   Presenter name
•   Location
•   School
•   Other interesting tidbits about the presenter
    My Experiences with STEM

•   E.g. Science Fairs
•   E.g. Summer forensics science program
•   E.g. Mathematics olympiad
•   Basically, share some of your experiences with
    STEM opportunities and how they have
    affected you

These experiences helped shape my passion for
  science and helped shape me as a whole
  person!
 SMARTS: Youth Science Foundation
 Canada’s For-Youth, By-Youth Network

Where are we now?
• Governed by a national youth executive council
• Involves over 200 youth volunteers at the local,
  regional and national levels
• Helps over 180 elementary schools and high
  schools across the country, coast-to-coast
 SMARTS: What do we do?

• Promote science, technology, engineering and
  mathematics to Canadian youth, Grades 7-12
• Have recognized that there is a need to
  improve the connection between youth and
  STEM opportunities
• Connect Canadian students with science and
  each other
• Help students get excited and involved with
  STEM through our innovative programs!
http://www.ysf-fsj.ca/smarts
  VECTOR

• Looking for a math contest? Summer space program?
  Forensic science camp?
• VECTOR is YSF Canada’s central, online database for
  all the STEM programs, competitions and events in
  Canada.
• You can search for STEM opportunities based on age,
  location, scientific interests, etc.
• Anyone can use VECTOR and anyone can even add to
  it!
http://apps.ysf-fsj.ca/vector
    The SMARTS Initiatives

•   School Correspondent Network
•   Regional Correspondents
•   Science Fair Support
•   SMARTS Forums
  School Correspondents Network

• Keep your school “in the loop”
• Monthly updates on upcoming STEM opportunities
• Currently over 180 school correspondents in Canada
    Regional Correspondents

• Official SMARTS volunteer for the region
• Promote SMARTS to schools in the local area
• Add local STEM opportunities to VECTOR
• Represent SMARTS at local STEM events and any YSF-
  related events
• Deliver the SMARTS science fair workshops (if
  applicable)
    SMARTS Science Fair Support

•   The SMARTS Guide to Science Fairs
•   The SMARTS Guide to Mentorship
•   “Ask an Expert”
•   Science Fair Workshops
  “Ask an Expert”

Receive subject-specific advice from Canada-Wide
  Science Fair and Intel ISEF alumni via the YSF online
  forums.

Also receive advice on
• Resources
• Effective ways to present your science
• The science fair process
  Science Fair Workshops

Science Fair alumni who are also SMARTS volunteers
  deliver three presentations throughout the year:

• Starting Your Project
• Competing at the fair
  SMARTS Forums

A virtual community for youth interested in STEM, so you
  can…
• Share ideas, debate, collaborate
• Ask questions and discuss experiences at various STEM
  programs, competitions and events.
• Learn about STEM related university/college programs
  and careers.
• Obtain help for your science project
• Connect with other youth, generate ideas and
  collaborate!
http://apps.ysf-fsj.ca/forum
  What does SMARTS have to do with you?

You can be agents of change for the way science and
  innovation are promoted to Canadian youth…

And you can do this by joining SMARTS!
  SMARTS Forums

A virtual community for youth interested in STEM, so you
  can…
• Share ideas, debate, collaborate
• Ask questions and discuss experiences at various STEM
  programs, competitions and events.
• Learn about STEM related university/college programs
  and careers.
• Obtain help for your science project
• Connect with other youth, generate ideas and
  collaborate!
  Some incentives for getting involved with
  SMARTS

• Being involved with SMARTS is a great all-around
  experience to develop leadership skills, communication
  skills, teamwork, etc.
• Looks great on a resume, when applying to university,
  jobs, scholarships, awards, etc.
• The personal satisfaction of motivating youth in science
  and providing your peers with new opportunities is
  priceless
  So what can you do?


• Hear about a new STEM opportunity? Add it to VECTOR!
• Want to help mentor other youth in their science projects?
  Become a Science Fair expert!
• Become a School Correspondent and/or start a SMARTS club!
• Take charge as a Regional Correspondent!
• Want to do even more? Become a National Executive Member!
• Graduating from Secondary School? Become a University Rep!

								
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