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  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over 2,000 people walked through the Philip J. Currie Museum on September 3rd, 2015 as the museum offered free admission to area residents. Children and their parents were wowed by the lifelike dinosaur skeletons from Alberta’s Jurassic, Triassic, Cretaceous, and Devonian periods.

    The museum’s official grand opening takes place at the Entrec Centre, Grande Prairie, AB at 6 p.m. on September 26th, 2015 with the Amber Ball – featuring entertainment by Colin James and the Jim Cuddy Band!

    Congratulations on the opening of your beautiful new museum. 




  • Monday, July 13, 2015 3:52 PM | Deleted user

    Today, I heard the news that Claudia Alexander, PhD. passed away.  I met Claudia at the 2015 CASC Conference in Edmonton, when she presented the keynote address to delegates.  I was immediately impressed with her ability to make complex space science theory accessible - and interesting! - to people who aren't geophysicists (like me). I feel privileged to have been able to share in her passion for the mission during her talk at CASC2015.

    By all accounts, she was intelligent, enthusiastic and skilled at bringing people and ideas together.  What impressed me most about Claudia's story is that she became a scientist almost by accident.  She originally wanted to study journalism in college, but her parents would only agree to pay if she studied something "useful", like engineering.  She discovered a love for planetary science through a summer job and she worked hard to earn degrees in Geophysics and Space Physics.

    Claudia's final assignment with NASA was as its Project Scientist in the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  As a female scientist working in a predominantly male-oriented field, Claudia demonstrated that a passion for science knows no gender boundaries and that career opportunities exist for those that work hard for them.

    I found this quote on astronomy.com "She was known as a champion of STEM education and diversity... her words of advice to future researchers were that science and math take as much effort to master as becoming an athlete or musician, but the rewards are enormous."

    Friends and family of Dr. Claudia Alexander established a scholarship fund for academic scholarships for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) students.

    Stephanie.


  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:06 PM | Deleted user

    Welcome to our new website!  We've been working on this for some time and I hope that you enjoy it.  As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know!

    Stephanie.

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