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November 2, 2017

Applications now open for the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards

OTTAWA, November 2, 2017—Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards. This year’s awards will build on the success of the 2017 prize program, which saw a number of impressive applications and a group of outstanding winners.

The 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Applicants can approach their passion for technology and science from any angle, whether from an art and design perspective, research project, public outreach, or development of a new idea or product. The application deadline for the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards is January 16, 2018.

Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each to study in a STEAM field at a Canadian university or college. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized at the Ingenium Foundation’s award ceremony in May 2018.

30-second television public service announcements are available for download to media outlets wishing to help spread the word.

Quick facts

The 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Indspire, Syncrude, and Lockheed Martin.

In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada
  • between 16 and 18 years old at the time of application
  • recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal way
  • maintaining a minimum academic average of 85%
  • preparing to enroll in Fall 2018, or currently enrolled, in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada (art and design fields will only be accepted if they are integrated in science and technology)

For more information or to apply, please visit Add your voice to the conversation on social media by using #STEAMHorizon.

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“At Ingenium, we strive to inspire young people to take risks, imagine and discover – which is why we’re so pleased to kick off the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards. This program recognizes the achievements of young Canadian innovators and celebrates the essential contributions of Canada’s youth.” – Fern Proulx, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Media contact

Melissa Gruber
Communications and Marketing Officer
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit us:

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