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SD43 Student Success at Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair

July 22, 2016

Ten SD43 students from six schools recently participated in the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair for grade 7-12. The three-day event was held April 7-9, 2016 at the University of BC.

The students got to meet like-minded peers who engaged in inquiry-based science projects. They formed connections with students from throughout the Region. They attended university lab tours and completed science based activities such as going in the HR MacMillan Space Centre portable starlab and seeing a Science World Show. 

Three of our students were awarded Gold Metals and selected to Team BC to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal, Quebec from May 15-20, 2016.

Here is a list of all of the SD43 student participants with links to their project abstracts: 

Janice Pang, Pinetree Secondary - Macrophage Phenotype and Function: Effects of Islet Hormone Signaling -Gold Medal in Senior Category (Health Sciences) -Selected to Team BC to participate at Canada-Wide Science Fair -University of British Columbia Science Entrance Scholarship -In Ink Scientific Writing Award


Vladislav Pomogaev, Riverside Secondary - Electric Motorized Skateboard-Gold Medal in Senior Category (Engineering) -Selected to Team BC to participate at Canada-Wide Science Fair -Canadian Institute of Energy Award


Kelvin Zhang - Gleneagle Secondary - Using Genetic Algorithms to Create Safer Self-Driving Cars - Gold Medal in Intermediate Category -Selected to Team BC to participate at Canada-Wide Science Fair -UBC Computer Science Award


Mike Roslikov, Inquiry Hub Secondary - Muun - Researching Sleep - Silver Medal in Intermediate Category -UBC Computer Science Award (there were only 2 of these awards and they were both awarded to SD43 students)

Danilo Lekovic, Heritage Woods Secondary - Autonomous Technology: Self-Driving Cars - Honourable Mention in Intermediate Category

Johnson Zhang and Soroush Shahrestani, Eagle Mountain Middle - Can Music Affect Plant Growth

Joanne Chung, Eagle Mountain Middle - The effect of three different types of air in a soccerball

Owen Wang, Jamie Wang - Pinetree Secondary - Black Holes: The Destruction of our Solar System

 Congratulations to all of the participants!

In the news:
CKNW: Coquitlam teens headed to National Science Fair
Tri-City News: SD43 students win big at science fair

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