The Edmonton Regional Science Fair showcases research projects from students in grades 4 through 12. As Webmaster, I implemented a website redesign in Drupal to improve ease of use and better publicize photos and results from the Fair. As part of the Judging Committee, I improved the use of technology to more quickly organize judging teams and materials. I also took and archived meeting minutes and provided a student prospective to the Council. Finally, I mentored students who were selected to advance to the Canada-Wide Science Fair. In 2012, I was selected as an Ambassador to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, responsible for helping participants get the most out of the Fair.
Science in the News is a graduate student organization at Harvard University, whose goal is to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists through outreach activities. As webmaster, I am responsible for administrating the organization’s public WordPress site. During my tenure, I have contributed to two redesigns of the website. As an Outreach Chair, I assisted in organizing a meeting between local science outreach groups to share knowledge and stimulate collaborations. As one of two co-coordinators for the 2016 Spring Lecture Series, I was responsible for overseeing lecture preparation by a group of selected lecturers.
The Interdisciplinary Science Students’ Society is the representative of Faculty of Science undergraduate students in University of Alberta governance. As a Councillor, I represented students’ interests and served as a general volunteer. As Co-Director of Locker Rentals, I led the development of an online locker rental system and oversaw its use. Finally, as Director of Finance, I assisted with record keeping and led the Finance Committee, an advisory body on Society expenditures.
The Telus World of Science is a science museum dedicated to create a positive science and technology culture in the Edmonton region. As an Assistant Observatory Attendant, I guided visitors through the observatory and assisted in its operation.