This year, Science World's unique, after-school STEAM-enrichment program Future Science Leaders celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Join us in the coming months as we share stories from alumni about how FSL impacted their lives. Perhaps you or someone you know could be a future science leader!
In 2013, early in his Grade 10 year, Sam Kaser contemplated life after high school. He wasn't sure which post-secondary path to take. "But I knew I loved science," he says. “I’d already completed Grade 11 Physics in the summer because I didn’t want to wait.”
One day at school, a colourful poster caught his eye: a promotional ad for Science World’s Future Science Leaders. This weekly after-school program introduces high school students to experts and professionals working in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design and math).
“It was a perfect for me,” Sam says. “My parents have a lot of respect for science, but don’t have scientific backgrounds. I didn’t have a clear, realistic picture of what it meant to work in STEM.”