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Dec. 4, 2019 | Our young scientists were exposed to the vast and varied world of engineering today.

Our Form VII IB Physics and Chemistry students travelled to the Centre Culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke to experience Expo MégaGÉNIALE 2019 after lunch today. As the largest engineering expo in Canada, this two-day event was the perfect environment for students to experience first hand the opportunities available beyond BCS. Our students were able to engage with engineers in the fields of civil, chemical, biotechnology, electrical, software, and mechanical engineering. "We wanted to expose them to new tech and show them how many career options there are in the world of science and technology," Ms. Vanier expressed about her goal for the outing.

While the classes began touring the show floor together, they all quickly became enthralled with the scope of the event and split off into small groups to pursue their own curiosities. Some indulged their interest in programming, others investigated design-centred projects, while others still discovered newfound interests exploring the 50+ booths. Thai Son even expressed after the event, "I think I want to change my major!" A special draw at this year's event was the presence of alumnus David Laliberté, BCS'14, who presented his 'Projet de fin de baccalauréat' to our students as he completes his Mechanical Engineering degree.

Our students' excited conversations upon their return to campus were evidence that this experience is sure to have inspired a few of them as they consider their university applications in the coming months.

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.