Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC)

VROC is an organization that connects knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools, for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. I have used this service to connect Grade 7 Science students with a University of Ottawa organic chemistry professor as we were learning about Pure Substances and Mixtures. As well, we connected to a professor in the Construction Engineering Technician / Civil Engineering Technology programs at Algonquin College, where he helped to judge a popsicle stick bridge competition in a Structures and Mechanisms unit.