NSIS Student Initiatives

Poster Competition 2022

Posters should be submitted by email to: stephanie_macquarrie@cbu.ca by 5 pm on April 15th. Poster’s will be judged the following week and announced on April 22nd. All submitted poster’s may be featured on NSIS and Discovery Center social media/webpages and onsite.

Poster style: 8.5 x 11 paper submitted as a pdf file. 
 
Posters can be designed by a student or class. Top prizes will be awarded from the Discovery Center and include a Science in the Centre or Science on the Road experience as the prize if a class or group entry is the winner. Should it be a single student that wins, a prize of one-session family admission will be awarded. 

2022 Student Science Communications Competition

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) sponsors an annual Student Science Communications Competition. Effective communication of science, technical, and other information, is an important aspect of the various science, technology, engineering and math based professions. This Competition is one means by which the Nova Scotian Institute of Science promotes the development of communications skills in young scientists.

The competition evaluates submissions from currently registered Nova Scotia Community College students, from undergraduate students at a Nova Scotia university, and from graduate students at a Nova Scotia university. Full submissions received on time by the Competition Coordinator, are eligible.

Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring submissions evaluated from our pool of judges.

  • A prize of $750 will be awarded to a Community College Student submission.
  • A prize of $750 will be awarded to an Undergraduate Student submission.
  • A prize of $750 will be awarded to a Postgraduate Student submission.

Each Submission to the 2022 Student Science Communications Competition will be evaluated
for three components:

  • A 3500 – 4000 words as either as an Original Essay or Original Research
  • A 400 word Media Article, on the same topic as the Essay or Research, should be prepared with an expectation that the intended reading audience would be that of the general public reading a local newspaper.
  • The 4 minute Video, on the same topic as the Original Essay or Original Research and Media
    Article, should be prepared with an expectation that the intended reading audience would be that
    of the general public reading a Google News feed.

Details of the 2022 Student Science Writing Competition are available in this Announcement and Information for Authors

2021 Student Science Writing Competition Results

32 papers were subitted from students attending six universities in Nova Scotia.

Undergraduate Student Submission – Prize for High Mark 
Olivia Melville
Identifying the critical nitrogen to phosphorus ratio in food-grade wastewater for the growth of diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana 

Undergraduate Student Submission – Honourable Mention
Kat Kabanova  

Graduate Student Submission – Prize for High Mark
Morgan Mitchell
Long term surface ozone trends and transport in Nova Scotia 

Graduate Student Submission – Honourable Mentions
Thomas Robert Davies, and Megan Fass