Work on a drug to slow the progress of cancer has earned two Alberta high school students Best Project honours at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Toronto this week. The award to Grade 12 students Danny (Yuhao) Huang (17) and Jaclynn Wong (17) of Edmonton was presented at the conclusion of the gala awards ceremony held this evening at Roy Thomson Hall.
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 returned home with 17 awards from Intel ISEF 2011, held in Los Angeles, California this week, including a First Place Grand Award. The world's largest pre-college celebration of science, Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from nearly 60 nations to compete for over $4 million US in scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 US scholarship.
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 has arrived in Los Angeles and has been busy setting up and preparing for the start of the fair. Follow the team's blog under "BlogPosts" on the Team Canada site.
Five Canadian projects are among the 60 semi-finalists announced today in the inaugural Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
The 50th anniversary of the Canada-Wide Science Fair will welcome 509 finalists with 426 projects and 179 adult delegates (chaperones) from 99 affiliated regional organizations - numbers that easily make this year's event the largest ever. Read more
With the registration of the 498th finalist late this afternoon, it's clear that CWSF 2011 will surpass the previous mark of 494 set last year in Peterborough - and there's still one week to go. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the seven recipients of its 2011 Distinguished Service Award. The Awards annually recognize up to ten volunteers and staff who have made an outstanding contribution, through innovation, long service, or leadership, to the organization or its programs at any level. Nominations are submitted by any two volunteers or staff at any level (by January 31) and selection of the recipients is made by the National Science Fair Committee.
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The CWSF 2011 Host Team is pleased to announce the 17 alumni selected to serve as CWSF 2011 Ambassadors. This group will act as the face of the fair throughout the week, leading social activities, assisting with judging support, and interacting with finalists and delegates.
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Twenty of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) May 8-13 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.
21 year-old Ben Gulak, who first presented his "Uno" electric unicycle as a member of Team Canada-ISEF in 2007, has been named as one of the "Nifty Fifty" speakers to be featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 27-29, 2012 in Washington, DC.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the 2011 Host Committee is proud to introduce an exciting new program: the CWSF Ambassadors! The CWSF Ambassadors will be a group of previous CWSF participants who will act as the face of the fair to all finalists and delegates throughout the week. Read more
Youth Science Canada has identified seven challenges that focus on issues that are important to Canadian youth, the future of their country and their world. The Canada-Wide Youth Science Challenges are meant to inspire students to exercise their curiosity and creativity by answering a question or solving a problem by doing a science project. The top junior, intermediate, and senior project at the CWSF in each challenge will receive an award.
Specifically, we challenge Canadian youth to: Read more
Today at its offices in New York City, Google launched the Google Science Fair (GSF) - a global online competition for students 13 to 18 years old. Students enter their projects online in a format very similar to that required by regional science fairs across Canada and the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). Youth Science Canada is encouraging all Canadian students who sign up for the GSF to also enter their project in their local regional science fair. Read more