The Science Club
Purpose: To encourage enrichment of thought and mind with scientific endeavors.
About: The Science Club was founded to provide a welcoming environment for students looking for extracurricular learning in the sciences. We are part of the Knowledge Society (containing the Science, Math, Exploration, and Debate club) which has events every day of the week. All clubs have similar purposes: to encourage intellectual development, critical, and subversive thought.
- Peer Lectures: Each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, members will give lectures in their various areas of interests. Peer lectures can be done by members alone, and leverages off each other's passions to teach one another.
Competitions and Contests
- November: Kwantlen Challenge
- January: Sign up for UBC Physics Olympics
- March: UBC Physics Olympics
- April: Regional Science Fair (preliminary to the National Science Fair)
- April: Google Science Fair
- April: Canadian Chemistry Contest/Olympiad
- April: Physics CAP Prize Exam
- May: Chem 13 News Exam
- May: Avogadro Exam
- May: Thompson River University Chemistry Contest
- May: Sir Isaac Newton Contest (Waterloo)
The club encourages and sponsors members' projects, which apply learned concepts with creative ideas to real life situations.
Project [Neon] Light
- Includes sub-projects for Clubs Day event
- Richard: Light bulb/Fan
- Nemo: Hovercraft
- Adrian: RPN Calculator
- Lego (Rubiks Cube Solver)
- Project [Francium] Bomb (Science Fair/Exhibit for end of the year)
- Battlebots (AI game/competition with Lord Byng)
The sub-bodies of the Knowledge Society are interweaved. For example, Math Club lectures (teaching competition problems/concepts) is integrated into the peer lecture system, and lectures on logic and rationality are sometimes given on Debate club days.
- Peer Lectures: Computer Science, Logic/Rationality, Chemistry, Biology, Physics (major lectures) (Sheldan and Taylor)
- Peer Lectures: Computer Science, Logic/Rationality, Chemistry, Biology, Physics (minor lectures) (Sheldan and Taylor)
- Math (major), Computer Science, Logic/Rationality, Chemistry, Biology, Physics (Sheldan, Taylor, or Chorney)
- Debate Club
- Peer Lectures: Logic/Rationality (Scott)
- On demand for organizational meetings
The Science Club is highly independent by nature. We are composed of students who simply enjoy the learning and discovering process. Peer lectures give us a strong back-bone on which we can begin other projects. We need rooms nearly every day of the week, but other than that we can be very independent. However, teacher feedback and advice is greatly appreciated, especially for competitions.