Expo event was Awesome
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 03, 2019 - Get Involved

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More than 1,000 Central Okanagan school students showed off what they know on Thursday at the inaugural Expo of Awesome, which was held at UBC Okanagan.

The event went above and beyond the traditional science fair, as students highlighted their education to UBCO students and staff in four categories: design thinking, inquiry projects, Scratch Arcade and SumoBot.

“We prepare our learners to thrive in a rapidly changing world,” School Division 23 superintendent Kevin Kaardal said in a press release. “The Expo of Awesome is learners’ opportunity to demonstrate the innovative applied learning that happens throughout our district, as well as their agency in that learning.

“We really appreciate the support and collaboration of UBC Okanagan in helping us develop lifelong learners.”

It wasn’t only a one-way learning experience, as UBC graduate and undergraduate students, staff and faculty engaged students in nursing, chemistry, medicine and engineering activities to shed some light on post-secondary education.

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