Jessie MacAlpine's Blog

Mon, May 22, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
In case you missed the ‘Meet the Winners’ breakfast during the Canada-Wide Science Fair, here is a summary of the interview with the three Platinum Award winners. Read more
Thu, May 18, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today was a fun and busy day for the finalists, beginning in the morning with rotations between public viewing in the exhibit hall and the STEAM event across the University of Regina campus. In the afternoon, finalists split into groups for the U R a Scientist sessions, allowing students to learn more about the cool science being conducted right here in Regina. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Now that judging has officially ended, the finalists and delegates woke up bright and early to begin their exploration of Saskatchewan on a variety of different tours. Thanks to the hard work of the local host team, there was an incredible variety of tours available for the students. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by 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. Read more
Mon, May 15, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today marked the first official day of the Canada-Wide Science Fair! This morning finalists set-up their project in the exhibit hall in preparation for judging day tomorrow. Then in the afternoon, finalists and delegates divided to go to their separate orientations before some free time and relaxation. Read more
Sun, May 14, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Welcome to Canada-Wide Science Fair 2017! This week the University of Regina will be hosting over 450 of the top young scientists from across the country. Finalists will compete for medals, prizes and scholarships while sharing their projects with judges, fellow finalists and the public. Read more
Thu, May 19, 2016 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today was an eventful and emotional day, beginning with public viewing and school tours in the morning. Following a quick lunch, finalists dressed to impress for the Awards Ceremony held this afternoon at Theatre St-Dennis. Read more
Wed, May 18, 2016 by Jessie MacAlpine
This morning finalists woke up bright and early to quickly eat breakfast and head to the Currie Gym for one of the most eagerly anticipated events of CWSF 2016…the keynote address by Colonel Chris Hadfield. As finalists, delegates and members of the public entered the gym, you could feel the excitement filling the room. Read more
Tue, May 17, 2016 by Jessie MacAlpine
After the long day of judging yesterday, finalists woke up rejuvenated and excited for their day of exploration. Starting in the morning, finalists and delegates began their hop-on-hop-off tour of Montreal. Double decker buses filled with students on campus and took them on a scenic tour around Montreal, making stops all across the city. Read more
Tue, May 17, 2016 by Jessie MacAlpine
What was the motivation behind your research project? What sparked the idea? Read more