Future Science Leaders (FSL) is Science World’s after-school program for teens. As we celebrate the resilience and brilliance of our facilitators and students, we also want to highlight that our work is made possible by our generous partners, including: Boeing; RBC Foundation; Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group; STEMCELL Technologies; and NumerixS Quant.
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.”