Grade-school science teachers have a lot on their plate — which makes keeping up with the science itself a challenge at times. There’s where the Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA) comes in. A volunteer-based charitable organization, ASLA aims to bridge the gap between the scientific community, schools and the public.
Beginning this month, Dal Science professors, staff, students, and alumni will hit the streets to share their passion for science in the community. Ask a Scientist is a summer-long science outreach project designed to bring people together through their shared curiosity about scientific phenomena.
On a sunny summer day, 31 teachers from across Nova Scotia descended on campus to learn more about enhancing science in schools. This unique one-day conference was organized by the Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA). Biology's Rajesh Rajaselvam is ASLA's Executive Director.
A decade ago, the world lost one of its most accomplished marine biologists and conservationists when Dal researcher Ransom A. Myers died at the age of 54. A lecture series established in his honour at Dal marked its 10th anniversary last week with a panel discussion on the collapse of Canada’s Atlantic cod fisheries in the early 1990s — a topic the late researcher held near and dear to his heart.
Imhotep's Legacy Academy (ILA) is a Dal-linked organization that aims to boost the number of children of African descent entering into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields in Nova Scotia.