Starting with projects on sustainability at numerous local, regional and Canada-Wide Science Fairs to a 2013 Antarctic Expedition with Students on Ice, Shakti Ramkumar’s achievements culminates with her selection as one of 30 Loran Scholars for 2014. Shakti receives a renewable undergraduate award valued at $80,000 which includes mentorship and a summer program. The Loran Scholarship program is administered by the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation and is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activity and leadership potential.
BC Students win awards at Intel ISEF 2014
Ann Makosinski, Duncan Stothers and Nicole Ticea, BC Science Fair Alumni are among twelve of Canada's brightest high school scientists that were selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's most prestigious science fair on May 11 to 16 in Los Angeles, California. They all came back with special and grand awards:
Ann Makosinski of Vancouver Island received a grand award: 2nd Award in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical and 3 special awards: 1st Award, SPIE, The International Society for Optics & Photonics; 1st Award, King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity; 3rd Award, National Aeronautics & Space Administration. Duncan Stothers of Greater Vancouver received a grand award: First Award in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical and Nicole Ticea of Greater Vancouver received a grand award: Second Award in Medicine and Health Sciences and a special first award from the Fundacio Victor Griols i Lucas.
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 email@example.com.
Three British Columbia Educators Honoured
Youth Science Canada recognizes the work of dedicated volunteers across Canada each year through its Distinguished Service Award. This year they have honoured three British Columbia educators: Kevin Frankham of Fort St. John, Devon Ross of Port Coquitlam and Darcy Verbeurgt of Cranbrook. They were recognized for their long-term service to and leadership in regional and national Science Fair activities.
BC Teen shows Jimmy Fallon her invention on the
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.
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.
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.