CASST 2022

CASST: The Canadian Astroparticle Summer Student Talk Competition

August 15-16, 2022

Registration is now open. Abstract submission deadline is August 4th, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT/ 8:59pm PDT.

The Canadian astroparticle summer student talk competition an event designed for undergraduate students to present talks about their summer research to peers and members of the community. This has been a long standing event and will be co-hosted again this year by SNOLAB and the McDonald Institute.

Registrations are now open for presenters, viewers, and abstract submissions. Presenters may register now and submit an abstract later prior to the August 4th deadline.

This is a hybrid event; participants are invited to Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario to present their talks in person, but will also have the option to present remotely. Information regarding accommodation will be posted shortly.

CASST 2022 event descriptions

Panel – Careers: What to do after undergrad

Monday, August 15 at 2pm ET: Career knowledge and advice from experienced former students, graduates, and industry professionals. Come ask about what the future may have in store for you in the field of physics! This is a hybrid event.

Event – Cultural Parallax under the Night Sky: the Science behind Indigenous Stories

Monday August 15 at 5:30pm ET: Starting with practices of identifying constellations, Ojibway storyteller and knowledge carrier Will Morin will introduce how Indigenous people see the stars with a focus on Anishinaabe culture. He will demonstrate how to unpack knowledge from the traditional stories of living Indigenous cultures. This is an in-person event.

Event – SNOLAB virtual tour

Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30am ET: Join members of the SNOLAB team for a live virtual tour of the facility. Learn about this unique underground research space, visit key areas of the lab, hear from students and researchers, and ask you questions. This is a virtual event.

Upskills, Reskills, and New Skills Development: How Micro-credentials Prepare You for the Future

Tuesday, August 16 at 1pm: Micro-credentials are a means to add value to your current education. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, strengthening an existing one, or re-learning an old skill, micro-credentials can improve your current work, or enhance your future employability. Universities and Institutes are increasingly recognizing the value of micro-credentials in preparing students for new careers. Let us consider how you can develop new skills to enhance your professional development during your degrees.  

Panel – EDI and allyship in STEM: Making space for everyone 

Tuesday, August 16 at 4:30pm ET: Hear from three members of the science community who have played a part in the advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in STEM. Explore some impactful initiatives to improve the field and gain some insights on fostering allyship in STEM. This is a hybrid event.

CASST 2022 schedule

CASST 2022 poster

The competition is co-sponsored by SNOLAB and the McDonald Institute.