2 Indigenous students win $25K toward STEAM post-secondary studies – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201822 Views

Prizes awarded on basis of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math work and volunteering

May 15, 2018

Two Indigenous students are heading to Ottawa to accept $25,000 prizes toward their post-secondary studies in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

Cassidy Blanchard is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation from Meadows, N.L., and Shaye Anne Pierson is Métis from Coalhurst, Alta.

Blanchard will be studying biochemistry in the fall at Memorial University and hopes to get into medical school, eventually applying her skills in Northern reserves.

“I hope I can inspire other Indigenous youth to go in and be involved in science as well,” said Blanchard.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-students-steam-prize-post-secondary-studies-1.4662046

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