Niagara Young Science Olympians
An amazing resource for Western New York and Southern Ontario youth
to become extremely proficient in science
• Have available all what you need to implement your own R&D
• Prepare yourself for a top award in your district Science Faire.
• Get involved, hands on, in science and drag in at least one
of your parents or grandparents.
• Partner with one of your friends/colleagues…and drag in
at least two parents.
• Pay only $ 200/year/project/family and take advantage of thousands,
even tens of thousands of dollars in contribution from NSM.
• Comprehend early, difficult scientific concepts and get a head
start in your scientific mind development.
• Take advantage of all 15 laboratories and 5 workshops at NSM.
• Start as soon as next week.
• Work intensely and finish your project in weeks or spread your
work for years.
• Work as most convenient and…safe: at your own home laboratory
or at NSM. (all loaned equipment and materials has to be returned promptly
if so requested by NSM)
• Tutoring and expert advice will be provided by NSM personnel.
As much as required and when requested.
Please find bellow pictures of some of the solar energy projects
implemented by or for students of all ages. As the solar energy
industry matures, it is more and more imperative to reach out
for young talent, to educate and train in photovoltaics. This
web page is an invitation to participate in our solar projects.
grown ups, including my sun and me spent a few days building this
contraption. The "test pilots" got bored with it in
less than one hour.
After the 1973 oil crisis, Japanese companies
started manufacturing automobiles that used less oil to run.
An entrepreneur from Montreal thought about something else;
he took a Pinto frame, install a DC motor, six heavy lead acid
batteries, a crude current limiting resistor bank and, voi-la,
hire was the "Marathon" electric car. It was road
worthy. However, it was built like a tank and run like a fork
lift. In 1995, we clean the rust, installed a 600 Wp solar array
and we had a solar car. At stop lights, when everybody else
was idling, polluting, we just stay there. On a sunny day I
could go to work-six miles away- and never have to recharge
the batteries from an outlet. The solar panels did it. The car
is now, once more rusty, behind our museum.
The Ecole Polytechnique team on our campus making
and testing their solar array.
McMaster university solar car in the news. The
solar modules are made by Canrom, located on the same campus
with Niagara Science museum.
An extraordinary experience; a group of seven
students from Ecole de Technology Superior in Montreal, spent
one week on our campus building a $ 30,000 array for their solar
My first solar system. It was so silly.
Parts for a tricycle waiting for students to build
a solar car
Roy's, electric bicycle. The batteries can be much smaller and
one or two solar modules like the one on the floor can keep then
Turabo "kids" with their solar car in
Australia. The very expensive solar array was built by our "partner"
I consider myself a pioneer of solar energy, a veteran in
solar module development. At the twilight of my life, I still
wish to contribute in any way I can to the advancement of solar
industry. I feel that involving young, talented youth to start
early in their life with their involvement in science projects
is important. With this in mind my colleagues and I will do
anything we can to support and guide any young person interested
in pursuing science projects together with us.