The Math and Science Technology (MaST) program @Danforth CTI specializes in Mathematics, Science and Technology. In this program like-minded students are able to accelerate their learning in an enriched and flexible environment. Presently two MaST students Frank Nguyen and Andre Bertram, are winning accolades for their work on HeartWatch—a 24/7 wearable heart monitoring system which contacts emergency services when a user is in distress. The prototype devicehas already received a lot of attention and has earned the students work space and mentorship at Ryerson University and St. Michael's Hospital.
Deryk Jackson, a MaST teacher explains, ‘The MaST program challenges students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that lead to creativity and innovation. Frank and Andre exemplify what MaST offers, as they've taken advantage of every opportunity in our math, science and technology enriched program and have achieved beyond our expectations. They are great examples that high school students can set goals to change the world and then succeed in doing so.’
Most recently, Frank and Andre won a silver medal at the Toronto Science Fair, a $10,500 top prize (see the attached photo) for the MAKO Student Innovation Award and they've been selected as one of 12 finalists at The Stage: National Competition 2016 where they will compete in May of this year.
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