Two Carbonear Collegiate students have recently returned from the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program at the University of Toronto.
For their trip, Erin Jones and Laura Kelloway immersed themselves in the program at the St. George Campus in Toronto.
The two students received some $6,500 in funding from the Research & Development Corporation (RDC).
They were two of fifteen students from across the province to receive funding from the RDC in order to attend various research related enrichment programs around North America.
The total amount of grants given out was $11,800.
“I extend my congratulations to each of these students who have completed programs this summer which provided exposure to research areas that align with education and career paths relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador industries,” said Keith Hutchings, the minister responsible for the RDC.
The funding was available through the Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) awards. These awards focus on high-achieving Level II students who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Along with the Da Vinci program, students also took part in the Research Science Institute based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shad Valley hosted at various universities across Canada and Students on Ice, which took students and researchers to the Arctic.
“The RISE awards open doors for the best and the brightest to become future R & D leaders,” said Glenn Janes, chief executive officer with RDC.