The Art of Procrastination

Do It © Flickr, CC BY 2.0 I am going to be bluntly honest: I am writing this blog at 8:30 pm on Wednesday night with the deadline being in 1 and a half hours to hand it in. You may be wondering why I have left it so late? The simple answer is that […]

My Experience at Mini Med School Vancouver

This past October and November, I participated in Mini Med School at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. It was a 6-week speaker seminar, with the theme of “Healthy Starts for a Healthy Life”. Basically, every Wednesday I went to the research institute from 7pm-9pm and listened to different speakers talk about their respective specialties. I […]

Where Do Plastics Really Go?

A few weeks ago, I went grocery shopping to Save-On and I noticed the abundance of plastic wrapped items there was. This made me wonder where our plastic goes when we’re done using it and why we see large amounts of landfills throughout the world. Curious, I decided to research it! Aaron “tango” Tang, CC-BY-SA […]

The Benefit of Watching Horror Movies

Anxiety is something that has probably impacted, or will impact, everyone’s life at some point. To put this in statistical terms, over 40 million people across the United States suffer from varying degrees of anxiety on a regular basis. I myself can say that the impact that stress can have in our lives can be […]

Llama Poop: A Scientific Method to Track the Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire

While in history class, we learned about the past of South American empires, one of them being the Inca Empire, and how we use different methods to historically investigate their rise and fall. The Inca Empire was primarily located in the Andes and stretched from the south of Colombia to present day Chile and out […]

Beyond Acceleration

Jedimentat44 © Flickr, CC BY 2.0 My favourite subject in school this year is physics. Recently we completed a unit on Kinematics, and studied that velocity is the rate of change in position of an object, and acceleration is the rate of change in velocity of an object. The teacher did not mention anything past […]

My Experiences with STEAM Volunteering Opportunities

I’ve had the privilege of volunteering for a few organizations focused around science and engineering, and I think they have all taught me a lot about myself, and given me real life experiences! If you’re interested in learning more about STEM and gaining some experience in science-related fields, check out some of these opportunities.  I […]

Are carrots really orange?

A few days ago, I decided to take carrots to school as a snack. As I was munching away, I wondered if the carrots I was eating were grown and produced in the same way that their carrot ancestors had been. Wanting to learn more, I decided to research the history of carrots. A bundle of carrots […]

Why Can’t Robots Walk Like Humans?

Have you ever found yourself lighting up the dance floor with the robot dance? Well, chances are that this dance requires one to move in very straightforward and one-dimensional movements, making it seem as though motors are spinning and stopping. Upon further inspection of this dance, I wondered why robots have to move that way. As […]

Walking a Tightrope

I have many irrational fears like spiders, small spaces and tiny little holes that are too close together. However, heights, which is quite a reasonable fear to have, is not one of them. My liking of heights is only present when I feel safe or secure. When I rock climb and zip line, I have […]