Olivia Li, a Grade 11 student from Earl Marriott Secondary School in Surrey and Elizabeth Schulz, a Grade 12 student from Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary have returned with success from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held February 5 to 11, 2017.
Ms. Li received a Bronze Medal in the Microbiology category for her project “A Novel Selection Process for the Conversion of Conventional Bacteria into Electrotrophs”. Ms. Schulz received a Silver Medal in the Animal Sciences category for her project titled “Investigating the Effect of Coloured Light on the Behaviour and Learning of Lymnae stagnalis”.
Ms. Li and Ms. Schulz were accompanied by Jennie Copeland, chair of the Northern BC Regional Science Fair.
“Science Fairs give students the opportunity to explore topics that they are passionate about and give them the skills to develop and communicate their ideas. It is wonderful to see the unbounded curiosity and enthusiasm that students like Olivia and Elizabeth possess.” said Madeleine Guenette, Director of Operations, Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia. “We are so happy to be able to facilitate opportunities like the Taiwan International Science Fair – it is truly the experience of a lifetime!”
British Columbian students have attended the Taiwan International Science Fair since its inception in 1991, a legacy of the Pan Pacific component of the 1991 Canada-Wide Science Fair hosted in British Columbia. Students are selected to participate based on their Science Fair project work, their communication skills and their ambassadorial qualities.
British Columbia Regional Science Fairs are supported by the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia, a non-profit, charitable organization whose vision is to sustain and enhance the science culture of the youth of British Columbia.
About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest volunteer science and technology outreach network in the Province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.