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Science Fair Season in Alberta continues

This past week, the showcase science fair events began in Red Deer, Alberta with the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair (CARSF). These regional science fairs will continue through until April 16 when the final regional fair is held in Calgary. From these Alberta regional science fairs, the students making up Team Alberta will be named as finalists to the Canada-Wide Science Fair which will be held this year in Montreal, Quebec from May 15 – 20.

I am pleased to announce that the Genome Alberta Award winners from CARSF this year are Katherine Gabert, Kayla Schaedeli and Leslee Leischner all grade 9 students from Innisfail Jr/Sr High School. Katherine and Kayla worked as a team on a project titled ‘Wheat Growth and Production Rates’. Leslee’s was an individual project ‘How pH Impacts Primary Producers.’

Image of the Science Fair winners

Pictured above, Dr. Lynne Mulder and Mr. Nazim Manji, on behalf of Genome Alberta, present our awards to Katherine Gabert, Kayla Schaedeli and Leslee Leischner (left to right)

Since 2006, Genome Alberta has been a proud sponsor of Alberta’s regional science fairs. Our Genome Alberta awards are presented to students with outstanding projects in the life sciences, and especially in genetics and genomics.

You can find your local fair date and location listed below. Please take this opportunity to become involved or just take in the excitement of your local Science Fair.

Image of a table graph of science fairs and their locations

You can find the location and links to your nearest Science Fair here.

This year the Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held in Montreal, Quebec from May 15 to 20, 2016.

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