Rotary Science Fair Algoma details and an update from a past winner
Registration for the 31st Annual Rotary Science Fair Algoma presented by Tenaris has officially opened.
The fair will be held April 12th through April 14th at Algoma University’s George Leach Centre, where students Grade 7 to 12 will present their findings to the judges and the public, and compete for prizes, awards, and a trip to Canada Wide Science Fair.
The fair itself spans just three days, but its lessons can last a lifetime according to 2011 Benjamin Cohen Family Memorial Trophy winner, Christina Williams.
Christina’s science fair project, “The Effect of Household Stability on High School Student’s Self Esteem” placed third for Best of Fair when she was in grade 11.
“From winning at the Rotary Science Fair I went to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Toronto. While I was there, I was interviewed to represent Canada at Expo-Sciences International, and at the end of the week, I was informed that I was accepted to be on Team Canada.”
That summer, Christina became the first student from the Algoma region to join more than 50 students representing Canada at the week-long Expo-Sciences International, which was hosted in Slovakia.
Christina is currently completing her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.
“My science fair project was a great introduction to the topic of psychology,” shared Christina, “The research aspect of it is a skill I have developed since science fair. I am very thankful for the opportunities that science fair gave me.”
The top two projects in 2018 will represent the Algoma Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa May 12th – May 19th, 2018.
Senior students who plan to register for the 2019-2020 academic year at Algoma University have a chance to win a $1,000 Algoma University bursary.
Deadline for registration is April 10th, 2018.
“If you are a student considering competing in the science fair, I would encourage you to do it,” Christina concluded, “It is a fun experience from coming up with a topic, to completing the research, to presenting your findings. The experience is invaluable no matter how far you go with it.”
We wish like to thank our sponsors, Tenaris, Algoma University and the George Leach Centre, Algoma, Youth Science Ontario, University of Ottawa, Professional Engineers Ontario, Algoma District School Board, Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board, Sault College, USW 2724, Superior Digital Solutions, P&M Technologies, All Star Trophies and Sault Naturalists. Along with the many volunteers, teachers, judges, committee members and the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie without whose support this event would not be possible.
For additional information, please access the science fair website: www.AlgomaScience.ca