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Space Concordia is dedicated not only to building projects, but also to introducing the public to space. We love to share our knowledge and experience to different spheres of society. We present to multiple areas, from the local elementary school to the IAC international congress.
The Space field already has a widely appreciated appeal, and is generally respected by the public. What Space Concordia attempts to show is the fact that not only is Space interesting, but that it is also very accessible, may it be through a career or simply a hobby. Space Concordia aims to inspire people to go the extra step and explore the many possibilities of today’s technology and wonder about the unknowns of space.
Through their numerous outreach activities, the team wishes to not only provide their audience with general knowledge of space, but also with the intent to pursue those interests in a concrete manner. This is especially the case for their younger audience.
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Outreach is commited to constantly bringing knowledge to the public and helping Space Concordia members bring their expertise to the table. Through means of multiple events, volunteers are able to work alongside Space Concordia members to allow the public to bring to life a synergy that will involve the public and better their knowledge of space. Below is a list of upcoming events Space Concordia will be involved in. If you are interested in volunteering or attending any of the events, feel free to click on the titles to get more information about the
GirlSET Camp is a 2 week event put in place specifically for girls in years 9 to 12 (first year of CEGEP). Over the course of these two weeks, attendees are able to sign up and attend various workshops related to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, ranging from technical drawings to building cardboard prototypes.
GirlSET Camp serves to promote the STEM field to girls and is usually held mid July! Official dates to be released soon.
Concordia University holds an Open House in Fall and Winter Semester that showcases the many student associations Concordia has. Space Concordia annually hosts a booth there, explaining our achievements and current projects to anyone interested. We are always on the lookout for curious minds and talented students willing to take on complex space projects. Not sure if you want to join? Then drop by and chat with us! We’ll be glad to let you know what projects are underway and what working with us looks like.
Find the Space Concordia booth in August and January at the Open House! Official dates to be released soon.
Science Literacy Week is a week to emphasize the importance of science and literacy to the public. During this week, various organizations come together and create events to showcase the role science has in our culture and how they themselves partake in the scientific community.
Space Concordia partakes in Science Literacy Week every year and always adds its own exciting twist to it! Science Literacy Week usually takes place annually in late September. Official dates to be released soon.
As the last school bell rings to signal the end of a school year and the beginning of summer vacation, many kids look forward to learning more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and partaking in fun educational activities. In collaboration with the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI) and the Cosmodome, Space Concordia understands this enthusiasm all too well and gives a hand in making the dreams of future space explorers true. This is done by holding fun interactive activities that introduce important and interesting topics about STEM, from the basics of flight, to the Newtonian laws that guide us.
Both summer camps are usually held in mid July! Official dates to be released soon.
Spacecast is a podcast brought to you by yours truly! With a cast composed of our very own members, we come together with special guests to discuss all sorts of topics. This podcast will take a deeper dive into what it can be like to manage a small amateur space agency, what are our interests are and what we seek to learn. This is done by bringing on relevant and desired guests, researching about the questions of the universe, and setting them on the table for an hour or less for you to listen.
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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been increasingly difficult for us to have the same impact and reach with local schools and organizations. Our inability to provide the same content through our usual means meant we had to find innovative ways to create and implement fun and enriching educational activities. One of those ways is the dispatching of STEM kits to various schools and Science organizations to provide teachers appropriate resources and give kids a chance to expand their horizons.
Festival Eureka is the biggest science-based festival in Quebec, regrouping 150 outdoor activities and over one thousand visitors annually. This event takes place in downtown Montréal over the course of three days, from Friday to Sunday. Its goal is to celebrate science and technology by showcasing aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to the general public, also giving them an opportunity to learn about various applied STEM fields. Schools and scientific associations are brought together to display to younger minds the never-ending journey of scientific and technological discovery.
Space Concordia attends Festival Eureka every year, always glad to interact with visitors to present our projects and to allow younger audiences to partake in fun projects with us. Have your bags ready for some freebies if you pass by our stall! See you in mid June! Official dates to be released soon.
The Kids Design Challenge, as the name implies, serves to challenge groups of 8-12 elementary school students with designing a solution to a simplified engineering problem. Schools often do not have the resources to teach young students about the experience an every-day engineer goes through. Space Concordia remedies this by not only providing the environmental challenges to be solved, but also the foundation and basics of engineering design and project management. A judging panel made up of university students checks in with each group twice: once at the beginning of the project to assess the feasibility of the solution offered by the students, giving actual engineering feedback to them, and the other at the end of the challenge for the group presentations.
The challenge takes place twice during the school year: once during the Fall semester (September-December) and once during the Winter semester (January-May). Official dates for the challenge announcements to be announced soon.
Space Concordia is a student society at Concordia University that throws its members at challenging space and aerospace projects, to yield awesome results.
We win awards at national and international competitions, we showcase our school, but most importantly: Space Concordia teaches and trains excellent young scientists and engineers through hands-on work and an attitude of persistence and collaboration.Get Involved
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Although we only have a couple of members listed here, Space Concordia is composed of a much larger team of equally passionate people. Our job as executives is to act as ambassadors for the team and to support all Space Concordia members. We're proud and honored to be part of such an amazing team.
We invite members to read through the Space Concordia Constitution. Members are also free to suggest changes to the document.Space Concordia Constitution