Technology Showcase shines a light on the future of technology in the province
April 04, 2018 – Media Release
Dartmouth, NS – Ivany Campus will open its doors for the 12th annual NSCC Technology Showcase on Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See how students use technology, innovation and entrepreneurship to shape their future – and Nova Scotia's. Students will demonstrate and display over one hundred projects throughout Ivany Campus. All are welcome.
"Students truly go above and beyond with their projects," says NSCC President Don Bureaux. "Through their learning in technology, students often present innovative, viable solutions to challenges faced by the province."
One project explores the possibility of installing solar water pumps to provide clean drinking water for the Vocational School in Mikumi, Tanzania. Using a number of small sensors, another project builds an internet to store and display data. And, an incubator is tested for levels to optimize the analysis of bacterial specimens. In addition to the 100 projects to explore, visitors will also have the unique opportunity to sample solar popcorn – popped using only solar energy.
During the Showcase, Skills Canada - Nova Scotia will host one of its annual Skills Competitions, where participants from across the province will compete in a number of disciplines. SCNS provides opportunities for youth in N.S. to explore skills in trades and technology. Some successful participants will have the opportunity to move forward to compete in the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton, AB.
"This exciting event sets Ivany Campus a-buzz with potential and possibilities," says Bureaux. "When I see the hard work and talent our students bring to the showcase, it becomes quite clear that the future bright."
NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120 plus programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.
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