Youth Science Canada, the national organization that coordinates and supports project-based science activities in schools throughout Canada and organizes the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair, recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Service Awards. Among the six recipients are three from British Columbia: Kevin Frankham, Fort St. John, Devon Ross, Port Coquitlam and Darcy Verbeurgt, Cranbrook. These awards recognize long-term service to and leadership in regional and national science fair activities. In British Columbia, Regional Science Fairs are held annually in fourteen areas covering all of British Columbia and the Yukon with the support of the Science Fair Foundation of BC. This year’s honorees were recognized for their sustained contributions to the Northern BC Regional Science Fair (Kevin Frankham), Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (Devon Ross) and East Kootenay Regional Science Fair (Darcy Verbeurgt). The awards will be presented at the upcoming regional fairs in British Columbia.
Ann Makosinski, Duncan Stothers and Nicole Ticea, BC Science Fair Alumni are among twelve of Canada's brightest high school scientists that have been 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.
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.
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.
Since winning the Google Prize, Ann Makosinski has been very busy - speaking at two TedX conferences, fielding inquiries from companies
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.