BC Science Fair Students Win Platinum Awards!

May | 2018
Ottawa, ON – Sixty-seven students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Ottawa, Ontario this week at the 57th Canada-Wide Science Fair. At today's Awards Ceremony, BC and Yukon students received $187,000 in awards and scholarships including the 2 Platinum Awards, 6 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 25 bronze medals!
 
The Platinum Award winners were selected from over 500 participants as the best project in their age category. Only three Platinum Awards were awarded and BC students, Nicolas Fedrigo and Mac Dykeman, received two! Nicolas Fedrigo, grade 11, received the Platinum Award in the senior age category for his project "Spinal Fusions: Redesigning the Pedicle Probe to Prevent Vertebral Breaches". Nicolas was also selected to represent Canada at the European Union Contact for Young Scientist in Dublin, Ireland in September. Mac Dykeman, grade 7, received the Platinum Award in the junior age category for her project "Safer Chick-Ments" and will accompany Team Canada at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.

Over 40,000 students participate in Science Fairs throughout British Columbia each year. Two thousand finalists from classroom and community fairs are selected to attend the 13 Regional Science Fairs to compete for awards, scholarship and the chance to join Team BC/Yukon at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals from across the province volunteer as mentors, judges, organizers and chaperones allowing our youth to gain the skills and confidence to compete on national and international stages.