The rmand Bombardier Museum unveils the Totally enius exhibit
TheJ. Armand Bombardier Museum unveiled its new exhibit, Totally Genius, to the public today. It offers a complete overview of innovations in one of the Museum’s most favoured industries transportation.
isitors are welcome to come and discover the innovations of inventors from near and far that enabled man to travel and defy the forces of Nature such as water, wind, and snow. Just as Leonardo Da inci attempted to con uer the sky and JosephArmand Bombardier tackled the harshness of winter.
Today’s new generation of scientists are faced with novel challenges such as our dependence on pollution-producing energy sources. Students from the cole de technologie supérieure ( TS) present two prototypes that run on green energy: Chinook, a wind-powered vehicle, and Omer, a humanpowered submarine. Director General of the TS, Pierre Dumouchel, emphasized that, through their active involvement in science clubs and experiments, our students also demonstrate great passion and conviction in master- ing the elements to make them our allies
The exhibition also takes a global perspective on ingenuity, presenting 57 inventors, scientists, and designers inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, a travelling exhibition from the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, where the Hall of Fame is permanently housed.
scientists, engi- neers, and innovators inducted into the Hall of Fame wonderfully illustrate the fact that the achievements of the scientific and technological community in Canada can compete with the best in the world, said President of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, Fernand Proulx. The Hall of Fame’s objective is to pay tribute to Canadians who have made an outstand- ing contribution to society through the advancement of science and engineering. These exceptional individuals will serve as role models for youth of Canada to get them inter-
ested in careers in science, engineering, and technology.”
The exhibition’s official spokesperson, Marc Trudel, Canadian champion of magic and first recipient of the Michel Cailloux Grand Prize, believes that everyone can have a flash of genius. “We are all totally genius, each in our own way. We just need to be creative and determined to attain the goals we set for ourselves. After all, being totally genius isn’t rocket science!”
“We are particularly proud of Totally Genius, it’s a dynamic, inventive, and inspiring exhibition. We hope that little sparks of genius will multiply here in the museum, and also in the homes of our visitors,” said Lyne Lavoie, Executive Director of the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation.
Totally Genius will be on display at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum until April 2015.
Students from the cole de technologie supérieure de Montréal with their prototypes Chinook et Omer.
Marc Trudel is the spokesperson for the Genius exhibit at the Bombardier Museum.