As Alberta regional science fairs are held in this province, we are receiving names and photos of this year’s deserving winners. This past week, regional fairs were held in Medicine Hat, Peace River, Canmore and Priddis.
In Canmore, Kiana Worobey is the Genome Alberta award winner at the Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair. Her project took a statistical look at myopia and birth order. The award winner from Chinook Country is Brandon Kruger. His project used mealworms to biodegrade Styrofoam: according to his results, it turns out they do a wonderful job. According to Derek Dubs, the regional coordinator, it was a “truly an incredible project”. This year’s winner from the Southeast Alberta Regional Fair is Hailey Doucette, a Grade 10 student from McCoy High School. She used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to find the DNA sequence for the 35s promoter in a variety of foods from the supermarket.
I spent a day at the Canadian Rockies Regional science fair and compiled a short video to show the various phases of a science fair.