Five BC Students Wow Tech Industry Leaders at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit

March | 2019

On March 12, 2019, The Science Fair Foundation of BC invited five recent science fair alumni to pitch their innovative soluntion at the 2019 #BCTECH Summit. These youth had 2 minutes to pitch their innovation followed by a 3 minute Q&A from the judges. 


  • Ray Liu - 19yrs. Solvent Polymer Deposition 3D Printing: Cost Effective Composite Rapid Prototyping with Sustainability in Mind (cleantech). Watch Ray's Pitch >

  • Aaliyah Mahboubi – 15yrs . Microbial Film Power Generation; harnessing power from the decomposition in bogs (cleantech).   Watch Aaliyah's Pitch >

  • Mac Dykeman – 13yrs. – created safer Chick-Ments: An Innovative Solution to Reducing Stress in Chick Shipments. (agritech).   Watch Mac's Pitch >

  • Natasha Burgert – 17yrs. – 100% Solar Vehicle: High efficiency Solar Modules in Sustainable Transport (cleantech).   Watch Natasha's Pitch >

  • Nicolas Fedrigo – 17 yrs. – Improving Spinal Fusions: Redesigned the Pedicle Probe to Prevent Spinal Breaches. (life sciences).   Watch Nicolas' Pitch >


  • Beth Bell, Vice President - Enterprise & Commercial Canada -IBM

  • Nyla Ahmad, Sr. VP, Enterprise Marketing - Rogers

  • Manjit Minhas, Co-Founder, Minhas Breweries & Distillery, Dragons’ Den

  • Joy Johnson, VP, Research and International – Simon Fraser University

The winner of the event, Ray Liu, received $5,000 cash courtesy of IBM.
All four runner-up participates received $1,000 cash courtesy of Rogers.  

About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest science and technology outreach network in the Province working to build British Columbia's future by supporting youth education in science and technology.