2021 CWSF was a Virtual Exibition
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Results for the 2021 CWSF
The Central Interior BC Science Exhibition had 54 students competing in the BC Yukon Virtual Science Fair 2021 this spring. From there, our region sent five projects and six students to the virtual Canada Wide Science Fair 2021. All six students were awarded gold medals and one or more special awards by the Central Interior BC Judging Committee during their participation in the BC Yukon Virtual Science Fair 2021. At the Canada Wide Science Fair, hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa ON this week, 340 students competed from 107 regions across Canada.
The results for Central Interior BC were as follows:
Bronze Medal in the Senior Category: Michaela Stillwell, Grade 11, and Antonia Tannert, Grade 9, Westside Academy, Prince George, for their project: "Straws: Impact and Solution".
Bronze Medal in the Intermediate Category: Alex Lea, Grade 9, E-Bus Student from Lakes District Secondary in Burns Lake, for his project: "Soil Remineralization-Improving Bio-Mass and Nutrient Levels in Pasture Grasses".
Bronze Medal in the Senior Category: Ronan Blattner, Grade 11, Nechako Valley Secondary, Vanderhoof, for his project: "Behavioural Changes and Communication in formica fusca colonies".
The Ted Rogers Innovation Award, awarded to ten finalists from any category with entrepreneurial spirit and/or projects that demonstrate commercial potential, was awarded to: Michaela Stillwell, Grade 11, and Antonia Tannert, Grade 9, Westside Academy, Prince George, for their senior level project: "Straws: Impact and Solution". The award gives a full scholarship to support participation in the weeklong Youth Science Canada/York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp online in August 2021.
The Nutrients For Life Foundation Award, sponsored by Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada, awarded for an outstanding intermediate project related to fertilizers, plants and soil science, was awarded to Alex Lea, Grade 9, E-Bus student from Lakes District Secondary in Burns Lake, for his intermediate level project: "Soil Remineralization--Improving Bio-Mass and Nutrient Levels in Pasture Grasses". The award consists of $750.
Two other students also represented Central Interior BC. They received many positive responses to their projects, but did not receive medals:
Chloe Sherry, Grade 7, homeschool student, Prince George, and her junior level project: "SOAR and Mountain of Cookies";
Jemma Blattner, Grade 9, Nechako Valley Secondary, Vanderhoof, and her intermediate level project: "RoundUp Those Worms".
Although the fair was virtual, the finalists were able to take part in STEM activities, hear inspirational speakers, meet other young scientists in the chat rooms and at the virtual events, and learn about STEM opportunities for youth across Canada. They took part in virtual pin trading, and shared ideas and encouragement with other competitors. All said it was a worthwhile experience and all said they have plans to take part in Science Fairs in the future. They are an inspiration to all of us for their perseverance, their creativity, and their enthusiasm!
Anjula Corbin, Chair, Central Interior BC Science Exhibition Society
We are looking for adults to join our Commity as we have a very small group and have several key positions vacant or soon to be vacant. Please contact us if you are interested.
Remember: "DO NO HARM"
All students who are using animals or people in their project even if it's to fill out a survey MUST fill in the appropriate form (in the form Section) and submit it to the Ethics Committee before doing their project. All forms should be submitted before January 30.
(please see Rules and Regulations page or the YSF Ethics page for more information)