The Nikola Tesla Educational Corp. (NTEC)
Located in Hamilton, Ontario, NTEC is a Not For Profit charity - 815431374 RR0001 NTEC’s mission is to promote Nikola Tesla as an inspiration to students of all ages. Most of our efforts are dedicated to support primary, high school and university students. NTEC operates by awarding Nikola Tesla Awards to schools, and science fairs, and an annual $10,000.00 Nikola Tesla Scholarship at McMaster University.
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Nikola Tesla & Hamilton as the Electric City in 1898
Nikola Tesla was an inventor, an engineer, a humanitarian, and a visionary. He worked on and contributed to some of the most paramount feats in human history including: AC induction motors, X-ray imaging, radio communication, remote control, and phosphorescent lighting. His most notable work was that in the design of alternating current (AC) electricity supply systems. Nikola Tesla's AC generating system was utilized at the Niagara Falls and eventually extended to Hamilton, Ontario. Research continues to find all of Tesla's Patents around the world. The number has grown over the years as new ones are discovered. Over the past decade, Tesla has been discovered and inspired a lot of new products. One of the best known is the Electric Vehicles that are powered by Nikola Tesla's AC induction motor. Tesla is started to gain recognition for the contribution he has made to society. In Canada, the City of Hamilton has discovered its own past and the impact that Tesla's technology played in its development. Hamilton has renamed one of its main arteries to Nikola Tesla Boulevard. An iconic roadway which leads into the industrial heart of the City. The sector that gained the most from the arrival of Electricity to the City in 1898.
The city of Hamilton was the 1st major city in Canada to receive AC electrical power which was received from Decew Falls, Generating Station No. 1. Built in 1898, DeCew Falls 1 is the oldest continuously running hydroelectric power generating station in Canada. The station was build by the “Five Johns” of Hamilton (Dickenson, Gibson, Moodie, Patterson, and Sutherland). The Cataract Power Company, assembled the hydro-electric generating plant about 35 miles from Hamilton in 1898. Electricity flowed to the city for the first time on August 25, 1898.
120th Anniversary of Hamilton as the Electric City
NTEC is working with the City of Hamilton and the Ontario Power Generation to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Hamilton as the Electric City. Hamilton was the 1st major city to have AC electricity. The 5 Johns of Hamilton consulted with and received Nikola Tesla's approval for their plan by August of 1896. This was even before electricity started flowing form Niagara Falls NY in November of 1896.
Education: To advance education by conducting research, creating educational materials and curriculum on topics relating to Nikola Tesla. To distribute these materials to elementary and secondary schools.
Grant Scholarships: To advance education by issuing scholarships to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students who demonstrate academic excellence and interest in topics related to scientific fields and/or other areas relating to Nikola Tesla and his works.
Public Art Project: To provide a public amenity to a municipal, provincial or federal government in Canada by erecting and maintaining a statue of Nikola Tesla.
Our organization was incorporated in April 2014. On May 15, 2014 our organization held its inaugural meeting where we adopted a set of bylaws, a mission statement and appointed our first board of directors and officers. As of April 17, 2015 the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation is a Canadian Registered Charity in support of schools and education. Our organization has been working hard to increase the members, and to promote both our organization and Nikola Tesla. We welcome anyone who shares our vision and wants to contribute both financially and with your time to make our vision a reality.
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