October 21st, 2020

Former city student wins MindFuel scholarship


By Mabell, Dave on November 14, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

A former Lethbridge student is one of five Albertans winning this year’s MindFuel scholarships.

Karen He, a graduate of Chinook High School, is now studying at the University of Alberta. She’s begun work on her bachelor’s degree in science, with the goal of studying cell biology.

The MindFuel’s scholarships are designed to address the shortage of knowledgeable and talented workers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in Alberta and across Canada.

By rewarding and recognizing STEM students for their vision for the future, and their dedication and commitment to their studies, MindFuel aims at building a culture rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Since launching the MindFuel scholarship program in 2014, we are continually impressed with the calibre and talent of Albertan students who are dedicated to and passionate about their studies in STEM fields,” says Jim Gray, the program’s founding and honorary chair.

“By providing talented students with scholarships, we not only get to celebrate and acknowledge their accomplishments, but we are able to reinforce the importance of investing in STEM studies to help improve and diversify our growth and economic prosperity.”

MindFuel was launched by Gray in 1990 as the Science Alberta Foundation, and places an emphasis on empowering young women, Indigenous youth and students in remote regions who want to pursue studies in a STEM area.

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