Exploravision Regional Winners - W.L. Mackenzie C.I. (Toronto, ON)
March 29 2017 - Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have announced the regional winners of the 25th annual ExploraVision program, the largest Kindergarten to Grade 12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards.
In North America, 24 teams were selected out of 5000 entries as regional award winners. We are pleased to announce that students from W.L. Mackenzie C.I. (Toronto, Ontario) were recognized as regional Exploravision winners. The regional winners will now be competing for a chance win a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Ceremony Weekend.
Toshiba of Canada's Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Specialist, Cameron Parrack, was on hand at W.L. Mackenzie C.I. to present prizes to the winning students.
“The ExploraVision program was created 25 years ago in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association to recognize students who are at the forefront of scientific thinking, said Fumio Otani, Chairman & CEO, Toshiba America, Inc. “This year’s regional winners set out to solve some of the world’s greatest problems using creativity, teamwork and the scientific method, and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.”
ExploraVision participants were challenged to imagine an innovative technology that might exist 20 years from now. Using real scientific research, students outlined methods to plan and test their ideas. To further illustrate their advanced concepts, the winning regional teams will be asked to build webpages and short videos to communicate and exhibit their ideas to the public as part of the national phase of the competition.