Student Science Conference

April 7th and 8th, 2017

Rooms 2600, 2601, Farside Bar and Grill and Margaret Parson's Theatre

Welcome to the homepage of the Science Department's annual Student Science and  Engineering  Conference.   This  event gives our students an opportunity to present their work (in the form of a 15-minute talk or a poster)  to an audience of peers, faculty and community members in a conference-like setting.   We will also invite a guest-speaker to come and give a lecture on a topic relevant to the interests of many of our students and the general public.

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, "Sense, Nonsense, and Science"

Dr. Schwarcz is a professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he specializes in communicating science to the public in a variety of media via McGill's Office for Science and Society.  He has his own radio show, "The Dr. Joe Show" on CJAD 800 in Montreal.  In addition, he has appeared countless times on CTV, CBC, Global and the Discovery Channel, to name but a few.  He also has a newspaper column in the Montreal Gazette called "The Right Chemistry" and has written more than a dozen books (many available from  He gives talks to Universities all across Canada, and Red Deer College is proud to host "Dr. Joe" this year!

Friday, April 7 at 7 pm in room 1400 (Margaret Parson's Theatre)

Friday, April 7 from 6 - 7 pm: Poster Session (2601)

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 am to 4 pm: Student Talks (lunch provided at Farside) in room 2600

The posters and presentations will be judged (see Judging Sheets below) and prizes will be awarded for the top student posters and presentations.

Poster Evaluation sheet     Presentation Evaluation sheet

The conference is open to all  members of the community to attend, and we welcome any presenters from local high schools or other post-secondary institutions.

If you wish to present some  of your work, or just want some additional  information, please contact the department chairperson, bryan [dot] rowsell [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Student%20science%20conference%20inquiry) (D)jason [dot] anderson [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Student%20Science%20Conference%20Inquiry) (r. Jason Anderson).  

The Science Department would like to thank the following for continued financial support of this conference:


  We hope to see you all there!