Science students at Cold Lake High School are taking part in Osum’s Science of Innovation and Sport Challenge, on Oct. 7-8. The two-day event is focused on teaching the process of innovation to science students and will feature innovation experts Scott Underwood and Lawrence Shubert. Mr. Underwood and Mr. Schubert have taught innovation at Stanford University and worked on design projects for BMW, Apple, Kodak, Samsung, and Pepsi among others. Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Catriona Le May Doan, will kick off the event with a key note address to motivate the students.
Osum officials said helping science students learn to innovate makes sense especially if they focus on solutions related to the oil industry. “Osum believes that the promise of sustainable development of Canada’s vital resources will be fulfilled by talented young scientists,” said Justin Robinson, Osum’s Manager of Communications. “We are depending on this generation to ensure a secure supply of sustainably produced energy for the future of the planet. We hope that their experience at the workshop will ignite an interest in science and innovation.” The Science of Innovation and Sport Challenge is part of a three-year partnership with the Cold Lake High School Science Department.