Team BC off to Taiwan International Science Fair

January | 2019
On January 26th, two British Columbia students and an educator will board a plane to Taipei, Taiwan to represent British Columbia and Canada at the annual Taiwan International Science Fair to be held January 27th to February 2nd, 2019. Nicolas Fedrigo is a Grade 12 Student at Claremont Secondary School in Victoria and Natasha Burgert is a Grade 12 student at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey. They will be accompanied by educator Anne-Marie Simard also from Victoria, BC. 

Natasha attended the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in 2015 and again in 2018. Her project “The Solar EV: Applying High Efficiency Solar Modules in Sustainable Transport”, a 100% Solar Vehicle that she designed, built and tested to operate continuously during sunny, daylight hours. At the 2018 CWSF, her project received a Bronze Medal and three University Scholarships.

Nicolas Fedrigo, who has attended CWSF in 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be bringing his most recent project “Improving Spinal Fusions: Redesigning the Pedicle Probe to Prevent Vertebral Breaches”. Which helps to prevent complications of patients that undergo spinal fusion surgery. At the 2018 CWSF, Mr. Fedrigo’s project earned him several awards including the award for Best Senior (Grade 11/12) Project, a Gold Medal, six University Entrance Scholarships, and a trip to the European Union Contest for Young Scientist in Dublin, Ireland where his project was awarded First Place.  

The Taiwan International Science Fair is an amazing opportunity for the students to engage with international peers and science community. The Science Fair Foundation of BC has selected two BC Science Fair finalists and educator to represent BC and Canada in Taiwan every year since 1992. 

This spring, thousands of British Columbia students will present projects at school Science Fairs. As a result, they will develop an appreciation for scientific research as they engage in their own discoveries, prepare displays and present their work. At least 2,000 of these young scientists, from schools throughout British Columbia, will take part in the annual Regional Science Fairs. 

About The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest science and technology volunteer outreach network in the Province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.