This week, May 14-19, Diego Gaudet (École La Source, Grade 11), Jessica Tichit (École Harrison, Grade 8), Armaan Chaudhari (Vincent Massey High School, Grade 9), and Spencer Pearce (École La Source, Grade 10) have been in Edmonton competing at the Canada Wide Science Fair. These four students were the top winners at the Western Manitoba Science Fair in April, and they moved on to the Canada Wide Science Fair to represent Western Manitoba this week. The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) is the country’s largest annual youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event, bringing together top young scientists and their projects, selected from a national network of over 100 regional STEM fairs in every province and territory. Edmonton welcomed 400 brilliant young minds from across the country for this national week long event, giving finalists an opportunity to compete for cash prizes, scholarships, and special awards. In addition, they participated in a variety of virtual science based activities/workshops. Aside from presenting their project to the judges, some of the activities this week have included: a night at the West Edmonton Mall, a full day at University of Alberta doing campus tours and lab experiences, a CWSF talent show, an evening and the Telus World of Science centre, and more. Three days of school and public viewing welcome visitors who engage with the finalists about their projects and also experience STEM Expo – interactive and inspiring exhibits featuring ideas and opportunities in STEM.
Spencer Pearce has won a Silver Excellence Award in the Intermediate category. The Excellence Awards recognize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) excellence.
Spencer Pearce has won a SHAD Scholarship Award. Awarded to an enthusiastic intermediate finalist who demonstrates a strong desire to attend SHAD (a STEAM and entrepreneurship enrichment program) and interest in pursuing their potential as a Change Maker. $1000 towards the entrance fee to the 2024 SHAD Program.
Armaan Chaudhari has won a Bronze Excellence Award in the Junior category. The Excellence Awards recognize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) excellence.
A huge congratulations to our four Western Manitoba finalists; Diego, Jessica, Armaan, and Spencer! It is a remarkable accomplishment to make it to the Canada Wide Science Fair to compete!