STEAM Horizon Awards Winners Announced!

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OTTAWA, ON, May 25 2021 - Innovations in STEAM disciplines are intrinsically linked to key issues of our time. Now more than ever, fostering creativity, leadership, and innovation in our youth can have a direct impact on our future.

The Ingenium-NSERC Steam Horizon Awards are designed to help set the stage for a new generation of Canadian innovators to excel in the STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Each winner in the national prize program is awarded $25,000 to go towards their post-secondary education in a STEAM field at a Canadian university or college.

The winners of the 2021 Ingenium-NSERC Steam Horizon Awards are:

  • Sabrina Button, Ontario
  • Samantha Burke, British Colombia
  • Madison LaSaga, Newfoundland
  • Solenne Le Billon, British Colombia
  • Albert Nitu, Ontario

Full profiles on the award winners can be found here

In lieu of the annual award ceremony and reception in Ottawa, ON, a digital ceremony has been held which took the form of a panel discussion.

Media are invited to reach out to arrange for interviews. Winners’ photos and video assets are also available upon request.

Quick Facts
The Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Syncrude Canada Ltd., Indspire, and Lockheed Martin Canada.

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About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium oversees three national museums of science and innovation in Ottawa - the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum— and the new lngenium Centre, which houses an exceptional collection, research institute, and digital innovation lab.

lngenium takes science engagement to the next level by co-creating participatory experiences, acting as community hubs and connectors, helping Canadians contribute to solving global challenges, and creating a collective impact which extends far beyond the physical spaces of our museums.

Ingenium is a vital link between science and society.  Our engaging digital content, outreach programs, travelling exhibitions, and collaborative spaces help to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.

NSERC invests over $1.2 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries—valuable world-firsts in knowledge claimed by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect the makers and users of discoveries. Research partnerships established by NSERC help inform research and development and solve scale-up challenges.

NSERC also provides scholarships and hands-on training experience for more than 30,000 post-secondary students and post-doctoral fellows. These young researchers will be the next generation of science and engineering leaders in Canada.