Who wants to change the world?

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

ScienceTrek visits POS Bio-Sciences

 

Students from the Saskatoon ScienceTrek program returned to POS Bio-Sciences today to be introduced to the world of POS Bio-Sciences.

ScienceTrek is a field-based science program created to inspire grade eight students to grow academically, socially, personally and culturally. The program is highlighted by ‘hands on’ out of school experiences intended to fuel a passion for science and learning.

POS understands and values the opportunity to create excitement for students in the field of science.

 “Feeding the interests of young people and providing the options and opportunities of a career in science is rewarding,” says Ms. Johnson. “We’re strengthening a societal need for scientists/engineers and other valued technical roles, as well as creating potential candidates for future POS positions… you might even call it ‘succession planning.’”

Yesterday’s students received a bonus reward as the inimitable John V. Cross* was on-site at POS today, and made time to provide opening comments to these young minds. Always one to create a challenge, John’s first question to these students was: who wants to change the world?

Approximately four years ago, POS became an active participant and supporter of the ScienceTrek Program offered to Grade 8 students in the Saskatoon Public Schools.

In the spring of 2017, the students will return to complete a hands-on lab activity session geared towards one of the curricular outcomes. We look forward to their return. Click for more information on the program.

 

* John was the first Executive Director of POS from 1975 to 1980, and later formed, Philom Bios, which, in 2007, was acquired by Novozymes.  John has recently been recognized for his many contributions by being invited to become a member of the Order of Canada.

 

Profile

POS Group of Companies are an innovative R & D bioprocessing group that customizes inventive answers for clients across the global market place. POS creates value added products and ingredients from biological materials of all kinds, for uses in food supplements, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, biofuels, and medical devices. POS supports those who desire sustainable and profitable products and processes.

 

“We serve our clients by enabling them to create products for humanity that improve the world today and for future generations.”

 

This competitive position is based on employee-ownership and with employees having a vested interest in providing the very best in value and customer service. While POS’s head office is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, they also have business interests in the USA and Sri Lanka.

 

Program contacts: 

Brian Gurney

ScienceTrek Program

Montgomery School

ScienceTrek@spsd.sk.ca

306.683.7370

Website

 

POS Contact – Angie Johnson 

306-978-2800

ajohnson@pos.ca