Bromont students discover the C2MI
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Town of Bromont, 120 students of primary schools Chantignole and Saint-Vincent-Ferrier attended a historic rally organized by the Town of Bromont as part of its ‘Days of Culture’ event.
During the rally, supported by the municipality and the participation of the Val-des-Cerfs School Board, students had the opportunity to make a stop at MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) where they found several activities and scientific discoveries.
Following a welcoming address by C2MI CEO, Normand Bourbonnais, students were invited to explore the work of scientists working at the facility. Students were able to discover different facets of activities taking place at the research center in microelectronics : uses of a thermal imaging camera, browse different laboratories where reliability tests are conducted on electronic components allowing IBM to create the most powerful computers in the world, see clean rooms and dress like real scientists, observe the results obtained through electronic microscopy and finally discover different methods and products developed and used at the Centre, including those that allowed Teledyne DALSA to provide the twin robots Spirit and Opportunity the image sensors for its mission to Mars in 2004.
“The C2MI is proud to contribute to the rally offered to Grade 6th students, allowing them to see and experience a little of the extraordinary research done here at home in Bromont, to preserve Quebec and Canada as one of the world’s leader in innovative technologies,” says Bourbonnais. “Students were able to understand how C2MI contributes, through projects, to support future scientists in collaboration with the university network and principally with the Université de Sherbrooke,” he concluded.