The Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing the career potential of gifted high school, college and university students for leadership roles in the science community.
The Foundation aims to cultivate tomorrow’s science leaders by advancing their early knowledge of career demands and challenges. Our Mission is to Connect ideas and people across the spectrum of education, public and private enterprise and science and technology; Invest in the early career development of gifted students of science and technology; and Build programs that emulate real world circumstances and help improve students’ chances of career success.
Since 2008, the Foundation has helped gifted students develop leadership potential in the realm of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and informatics, biology and environmental studies, social sciences and humanities, and more.
We focus specifically and uniquely on cultivating the science leaders of tomorrow. We work with high school, college and university students, nationally and internationally, based entirely on ability and independent of age to develop raw interest and acumen in science and technology.
The Foundation’s structured programs include the award-winning Journal of Student Science and Technology, the Student Science and Technology Online Research Co-op and more.
The award-winning Journal of Student Science and Technology is a scholarly publication offering PhD review and citation of high school, university and college student ideas and research.
The Journal helps prepare emerging scientists, researchers, managers and leaders for future careers in science and technology. Reflecting the standards and practices of some of the world’s foremost science publishing, the Journal offers students real world grounding in the requirements of formal scientific publishing.
The Journal encompasses project reports, case studies, book reviews and other work relating to the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and informatics, biology and environmental studies, social sciences and humanities, and more.
The Journal is published by a dedicated team of PhD reviewers and experts representing some of the most distinguished public and private science organizations, universities, companies, research institutes and others.
- Formerly the Canadian Young Scientist Journal, it has been published since 2008
- The majority (61%) of readers are in Canada and the U.S. but the Journal is also read in India, China, France, England, Australia, Philippines, Iran and elsewhere
- The Journal is Open Sourced, meaning it is free of charge and accessible online by anyone
- Nearly 20% of papers are international from countries such as the US, India, China, Iran, and Israel – attracting the best and brightest from around the world to Canada.
- There are over 25 student ambassadors and 15 PhD reviewers
- In 2014, we added a new section to the Journal – Science from the Source – a multidisciplinary section for PhD students.
- In 2014, the Journal published a special issue for the Coop Program
The Student Science and Technology Online Research Coop explores the principles and practices of independent, inquiry-based research. The Program matches gifted students with top researchers to create experiential learning opportunities to work on research projects and to be immersed in professional online communications and work environments.
The Coop program is a collaborative development between the Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) and the federal Science and Technology Cluster (Science.gc.ca) to prepare emerging scientists, researchers, managers and leaders for future careers in science and technology. The online format of the learning makes it accessible to all students, including those who require more flexible schedules, and those living in remote areas.