For immediate release
OTTAWA, April 18, 2017 − The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the first seven winners of the STEAM Horizon Awards. This prize program celebrates the important contributions of Canada’s youth in the STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Each youth is awarded $25 000 to go towards their post-secondary education.
This year’s winners are:
- Aidan Aird
- Marianne Drolet-Sénéchal
- Jacqueline Fleisig
- Grace Ma
- Kay Wu
- Thomas Imbeault-Nepton
- Olivia Perry
Lark Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full profiles on the award winners can be found here.
Each winner will travel to Ottawa to receive their award at the National Science and Innovation Gala, to be held May 17, 2017 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
The STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Syncrude, Shopify, Indspire, Vintage Wings of Canada, VLN Advanced Technologies, Facebook, and Instagram. The awards were launched in October 2016.