WHAT IS THE FSST?
The Foundation for Student Science and Technology is a Canadian national non-profit organization that was known as the Canadian Young Scientist Journal until 2014. The organization’s goal is to inspire and motivate young students in fields of science and technology. The foundation is almost completely run by volunteers and is comprised of three main programs: Student Science and Technology Online Research Coop, The Journal of Student Science and Technology and the Ambassador Team.
WHAT IS THE RESEARCH CO-OP PROGRAM?
The FSST’s Online Research Co-op Program (www.fsst.ca) was developed by the Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) and the Federal Science and Technology Cluster (www.science.gc.ca/course) to help students transition into post-secondary studies. The course is currently available to all public and public Catholic high school students in the province of Ontario as our program's funding comes from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
This course matches highly motivated grade 11 & 12 students with a researcher in a field of their interest. Students work on a research project under the guidance of their mentor for which they will receive 1 to 2 high school credits. During the course, students will learn skills in scientific literacy and writing, as well as achieve higher competency in literature searches and other research skills. They also have the opportunity to develop essential skills and explore career and educational options. Students will write a scientific manuscript as a culminating project, which they can submit for publication consideration to The Journal of Student Science and Technology (FSST’s award-winning, peer-reviewed academic publication).
WHAT ARE THE VOLUNTEER ROLES?
Volunteer roles for the Research Co-op Program are focused on supporting our students throughout all stages of their experience. A few of the roles can include: helping to find appropriate mentors, guiding literature searches, assistance with scientific writing and manuscript editing support.
If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more information, please email your resume and a description of your educational background and any research experience to Lindsay.Woo@fsst.ca.
Volunteer Teams - We are currently recruiting for the Co-op Research Help Team and Editorial Team.
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Internet Research
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- up to 10 hours per academic term
- Stable internet connection, computer