BC teen shows Jimmy Fallon her invention on the Tonight Show
Ann Makosinski joins the likes of Will Smith, U2 and Jerry Seinfeld as one of the first guests featured on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She showed her body-heat powered flashlight on a segment called 'Fallonventions' and received $5,000 towards her education courtesy of GE. Watch her at 2:35 on the segment GE's Fallonventions: iHead, Hollow Flashlight, Puff-n-Fluff Dog.
Vancouver District Science Fair on March 7th at Langara College
The Vancouver District Fair will be held on March 7th at Langara College. It is a district-wide event where students from all corners of Vancouver can come and share their projects. All grades 7-12 students enrolled in a Vancouver public school are eligible to participate.
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from last year's Fair. The Fair was also featured in this Metro News article
Quest for Science Fair Champions Program
The Quest for Science Fair Champions Program is an initiative of the Science Fair Foundation of BC (SFF BC) that contributes to the excellence of teaching and learning. This is in response to the need to recruit teacher champions and provide training tools to enable educators to incorporate science fair activities into the classroom.
Smarter Science is the training tool developed by Youth Science Canada (YSC). It is a Canadian framework for teaching and learning science process skills and for developing the skills of inquiry, creativity, and innovation in a meaningful manner for students from Grade K-12. SFF BC is collaborating with YSC on the presentation of the Smarter Science program in BC. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC teens inspired by their experience at the Taiwan International Science Fair
Andrew Schulz, 16 of the Central Interior Regional Science Fair (RSF) in Prince George and Kiri Daust,16 of the Pacific Northwest RSF in Smithers returned from the Taiwan International Science Fair held on January 20-27, 2014 in Taipei. Kiri competed with his project 'Going Dotty: The Distribution & Effects of Rust on Highbush Cranberry' and Andrew took his 'Achieving Accuracy in Self Monitoring Blood Glucose' project. These accomplished teens were joined by 80 overseas participants from 20 countries at the prestigious event. They were accompanied by Clara Westwell-Roper an MD/PhD candidate at UBC and Science Fair alumni. Kiri received a 2nd place in the Plant Sciences category.
BC teen who won Google prize juggles school work with science fair project
Since winning the Google Prize, Ann Makosinski has been very busy - speaking at two TedX conferences, fielding inquiries from companies interested in her project, trying to start a non-profit company around her flashlight and attempting to patent for her design, all this while doing homework and other extra curricular activities. She credits science fairs for enabling her to express her curiosity. She is featured in various publications including this Vancouver Sun article.
ABORIGINAL PILOT PROJECT – CAMPBELL RIVER
In the Spring of 2009 the Science Fair Foundation of BC launched a pilot project that takes science fairs to a new community. In collaboration with the Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council and School District #72 the Campbell River 2009 Aboriginal Science Fair Celebration was achieved. This video shows the highlights of the program.
Science Fair Fun Run
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Congratulations to all participants of the 14th Annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run, follow the links below for race results.