The third annual Science Expo welcomed 36 projects and 50 participants from the Tri-Cities to the City Centre Branch library on Thursday, May 10. The vast majority of the students came from School District 43 Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools.
The four project categories were: Elementary (gr. 4 and 5), Middle (gr. 6 to 8), Junior (gr. 9 and 10) and Senior (gr. 11 and 12). The project quality was extremely high once again, with the Senior Category leading the way. Nine judges from Douglas College, as well as one from Environment Canada, interviewed participants, reviewed their projects, then conferred to determine first, second and third place in each category.
Winners received either a medal for second or third place, or a trophy for first. Each will receive a prize cheque from the library. From Elementary to Senior, first place prize cheques range from $200 to $400 in value, with smaller amounts for second and third.
Coquitlam Public Library is proud to promote scientific innovation and experimentation among youth with its Science Expo partners, School District 43 and Douglas College.
Congratulations to all SD43 winners and participants at this year's science expo.
1st place - Rian Bhalla from Ecole Kilmer Elementary, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: Erosion: A Fishy Problem?
2nd place - Maia Kanagawa from Pleasantside Elementary, Port Moody
Project Name: Green vs. Chemicals
3rd place - Mahima Iyer and Aadhav Iyer, James Park Elementary, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: Heartbeat and Music
3rd place - Marissa Levers, Summit Middle, Coquitlam
Project Name: Venom in the Blood
1st place - Ardalan Ghazizadeh, Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Smart Energy Saving Lightbulb
2nd place - Sienna Liu and Yuwen Zhang, Gleneagle Secondary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Plant Growth in Gel Substrate
3rd place - Hoomehr Mangoli, Pinetree Secondary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Electromagnetic Levitation
1st place - Ah Jin (Angela) Yoo, Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Blood Flood
2nd place - Mike Roslikov, Inquiry Hub Secondary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Bacteriophages and Oral Hygiene
3rd place - Christopher Halim, Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Exo-Elbow
Senior winners from left to right: 2nd place: Mike Roslikov; 1st place: Ah Jin (Angela) Yoo; 3rd place: Christopher Halim