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TechRev, a program of Innovate Calgary, is integrating with the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation. These two award and recognition events will now merge into one awards ceremony, the ASTech Awards.

ALBERTA – Dr. Robert J. Crawford, the ASTech Foundation’s Executive Director from 1991-1998, passed away at home Tuesday, April 7. Dr. Crawford was instrumental in building ASTech’s credibility and growing the organization.
A virtual learning environment and an app for connecting politicians to constituents; these are just two of the ideas from Startup Weekend EDU Edmonton. 45 youth, teachers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs spent the weekend of March 6 and 7 pitching and developing their business ideas with a focus on education in the hope of winning the top prize.
Aidan Aird is a truly remarkable teenager. At only 15-years-old, he has started a non-profit organization, Developing Innovations, which is dedicated to inspiring, celebrating and promoting STEM education. He balances this with his educational responsibilities, such as maintaining a high GPA, and participating in extracurricular events such as the Canada Wide Science Fair. We reached out to Aidan to ask about his achievements: