Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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GIRLS Camp Executive Team

Camp Managers

Camp Director: Kelly Cathcart

Kelly holds a Masters of Physics in biophysics from McMaster University. She is now pursuing an advanced degree in education at Queen's University. Kelly has substantial experience with developing and executing educational programs in both classroom and extracurricular environments.

 


Laboratory Coordinator: Rachel Richardson

Rachel is a Professor of Engineering Technology and Information Technology at Cambrian College. She is also an active researcher on the SNO+ experiment, upgrading the experiment that won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. She has extensive experience and professional training in youth education.

 


Project Coordinator: Ingrida Semenec

Ingrida is a PhD Candidate in particle astrophysics at Queen's University. She specializes in using particle physics and the SNO+ experiment to investigate the Earth's geology, She is a multiple-award winning scientist on the international stage for her academic presentations.
 
 

Each coordinator will be organising a team of scientists from Queen's University and SNOLAB who will interact with and provide guidance to camp participants.

Other Executive Personnel

Teaching Director: Dr Erica Caden

Erica is a full-time Research Scientist at the prestigious SNOLAB underground science laboratory. Erica received her PhD in neutrino physics at Drexel University in 2013 and has since had numerous leadership roles within scientific activities at SNOLAB. Erica was in charge of the training and instruction of all GIRLS Camp volunteers.


Activities Coordinator: Simran Nirval

Simran is an MSc candidate in physics, specializing in theoretical cosmology. She has substantial outreach and public education experience, and is an active member of the Let's Talk Science Science Education program.

 

Financial Executive: Stephanie Walton

Steph is an MASc candidate in chemical engineering, with multiple years of experience as a researcher on the SNO+ experiment, upgrading the project that won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. She has years of leadership and organisational experience as the president of the Guelph Engineering Society and is the recipient of the Scott A. Roberston Award for her Leadership Excellence.