Day 2: Judging and Science Fun!

Wed, 2017-05-17 00:05 -- Jessie MacAlpine

This morning, finalists and delegates arrived at breakfast bright and early, dressed to impress for the day of judging ahead. As the clock struck 8am, the students rushed into the exhibit hall to make last minute adjustments to their displays and nervously await the arrival of the judges. As the morning progressed, the students seemed to relax and spirits lifted as the judges excitedly discussed the remarkable research on display. Following a relaxing lunch break, the finalists returned to the exhibit hall for special awards judging. You could feel the excitement in the hall as it approached 5pm and the official end of judging. As finalists emerged from the exhibit hall, the host committee, Team UV and delegates greeted them with a round of cheers and applause!

The evening was then spent kicking back and learning some cool new science at the Saskatchewan Science Center. Students were given tickets to see ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’ at the IMAX, which discussed some of humanities greatest engineering achievements and the future of infrastructure and design. An inspiring film for many of the budding engineers competing at CWSF 2017! Finalists and delegates then enjoyed a BBQ outside, treated to some much needed sunshine after the day of indoor judging.

Now, everyone is off to bed in anticipation of the big day of tours tomorrow! Finalists and delegates will be leaving early to visit some of the amazing places in Saskatchewan. Some of the tours include visiting the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon, the Big Muddy Badlands in Southern Saskatchewan and the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw. The forecast for tomorrow is calling for overcast to partially cloudy conditions and a high of 12 degrees, so don’t forget to pack a sweater!

Today’s fun fact about Saskatchewan is that the Northern part of the province is home to the richest uranium deposits in the world! So Saskatchewan is actually the world’s largest producer of uranium. Congratulations on finishing judging and enjoy your tours of Saskatchewan tomorrow!

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