2018 - Ottawa

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May 12 to May 19

Welcome to Ottawa 2018

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We are excited to be hosting the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, our Nation's capital.  Our National Capital Region showcases Canadian culture from coast to coast to coast - from national treasures to architectural wonders, from outdoor adventures to scientific wonders, Ottawa represents the diversity and unity that defines our country.  The 2018 Host Committee is excited and ready to welcome visitors from all across Canada to Ottawa for a week of discovery, exploration and celebration! 

As parents, we thought you might be interested in reading about some of the goals we have as a host team:
  • To provide a safe and secure environment for all participants:
    • All Finalists, Delegates, Staff and Volunteers are required to wear a name badge with their photo on it throughout the Fair. The back of the name badge includes emergency contact information as well as any relevant medical information (eg., allergies).
    • " The host site for the Fair is the Carleton University campus. Students will spend most of their time in the Lennox and Addington residences, the Field House and the Raven's Next, the Residence Commons and the University Centre, containing their rooms, the exhibit hall, and the cafeterias.  These buildings are adjacent to each other, and it takes only a couple of minutes to travel from one building to the next, using either outside walkways or the indoor tunnels.
    • In addition to the host team, there will also be campus security personnel available to help ensure a safe environment. All finalists and delegates will be staying in residence accommodations.  Our residences are controlled access at all times.  We have staff in each building and will work closely with our campus security to ensure the safety of all of our guests.  Meals will be served in the Residence Commons Cafeteria where participants are free to choose items that are safe for them.  Please be sure to tell us about special dietary needs on the registration form and encourage your student to identify these needs to their delegate(s) as well as food service staff in our dining room and at events if they have any questions.
    • Please ensure that your child understands that the adults appointed by his/her regional science fair (known as the delegates) are acting on your behalf, and that your child must have any activity approved by that adult before proceeding. It is vital to your child's safety and well-being that we have delegates fulfill this parental role at CWSF 2018. It is equally important that your child recognize the delegates' authority as well as that of any authorized CWSF officials or appointed delegates, who are ensuring a safe environment for everyone's sake.
    • As part of the registration process, everyone (student finalists and delegates alike) should view the CWSF Orientation Video (add link) to learn about emergency procedures, safety, and expectations for behavior. An emergency contact list will also be provided to all participants.
  • To provide the finalists with exciting new experiences and opportunities to create memories and friendships to last a lifetime:
    • From our opening event to evening social activities, tours of our museums and Parliament, a chance to enjoy the Tulip Festival and take a cruise on the Ottawa River or the Rideau Canal, the STEM Expo, the awards ceremony and closing event, we have planned a full week of incredible experiences for your student in the Nation's capital.  Please encourage them to be open to these experiences and make the most of this week!
Further CWSF 2018 details will be posted on this website in the months ahead, so simply review the content as May 2018 approaches. If you have any questions or require more information between now and then, please refer to the contact details. During the week of the fair, there will be a CWSF App featuring daily information to help you keep up with the activities. We will be sending a link out to all selected participants in early May.  
If you plan to travel to Ottawa for CWSF 2018, we have created a Visitor's package that may be of interest you. More information can be found here: http://cwsf.youthscience.ca/visitors-package
We look forward to welcoming your young scientist to Ottawa and plan to make this event an amazing experience for everyone!  

- Dr. Paula C. Piilonen, Chair, CWSF 2018 Host Committee


Project Take-down - Friday May 18 (12:00 to 14:00):

A check-out system will be in place for project take-down. This is to ensure that all project materials and adhesives have been completely removed from the display units. Further details will be available on site.

Several universities provide scholarships to top finalists at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Self-nomination is not required for these awards; the recipients are selected as part of Medal judging.


Carleton University Entrance Award
A Carleton University Entrance Award is offered to senior medalists in the Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair.  An award of $4,000 is offered to each gold medal winning senior finalist; $2,000 to each silver medal winning finalist; and $1,000 to each bronze medal winning senior finalist.  Students must be entering the first year of any undergraduate degree program at Carleton University and pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time.  This award will be offered in addition to other Carleton University Entrance or Prestige Scholarships.
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor:  Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
A Dalhousie University Faculty of Science entrance scholarship of $5,000 is offered to each gold medal winning senior finalist. A Dalhousie University Faculty of Science entrance scholarship of $2,500 is offered to each silver medal winning senior finalist. 
These awards are in addition to any other Dalhousie entrance scholarship awarded through the regular application process; however, students may only claim one CWSF-based scholarship.
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Sponsor:  The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
A UBC Vancouver Science entrance scholarship is offered, $4,000 to each senior gold medalist and $2,000 to each senior silver medalist. To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school. Winners who are in grade eleven may defer the award for one year.
A CWSF finalist is eligible to only one UBC science entrance scholarship. If a finalist receives multiple scholarships, at the regional or national level, s/he is entitled to claim the scholarship with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).
Students in a team: If a project wins a medal, that is presented by two students, both team members will be eligible for a full UBC Science Entrance Award (worth $4,000 for a senior gold medal winner and $2,000 for a senior silver medal winner, respectively). Note: To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school. 
Multiple prize winners: A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a student receives medals over two years, s/he is entitled to retain the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference). Note: To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school. 
Winners at the regional and national level: A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a regional UBC Science award recipient goes on to receive an award at the national level, s/he is entitled to retain the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference). Note: To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school.
University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at the University of Manitoba offers a renewable entrance scholarship for students who have been awarded a Gold Medal for a senior project at the Youth Science Canada’s - Canada-Wide Science Fair. Each year, a maximum of twenty scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will be offered to undergraduate students who: 
1. have been awarded a Gold Medal for a senior project at Youth Science Canada’s Canada-Wide Science Fair within the previous two years; 
2. qualify for admission to University 1 or any direct entry program; 
3. subsequently enrol full-time (minimum 24 credit hours) in University 1 or any direct entry program. 
The award is renewable, at the same value, in the second year of study provided that the recipient: 
1. continues to be enrolled full-time (minimum 24 credit hours) in any faculty or school, excepting the Faculty of Graduate Studies; 
2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0. 
A student who has been awarded more than one Gold Medal for a senior project (i.e. in his or her grade 11 and grade 12 years) will be offered only one renewable Canada-Wide Science Fair / University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship. 
The Canada-Wide Science Fair / University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship may not be held with any other University of Manitoba entrance scholarship excepting the Chown Centennial Scholarship and the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Scholarship Enhancement. A recipient who is also named to receive a University of Manitoba renewable entrance award may hold that award, in name only, in the first and second years of study. 
He/she will be entitled to hold the renewable entrance award in the third and fourth years of study, provided that he/she meets the renewal criteria for that award. 
The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) will notify Financial Aid and Awards of the recipients each year. 
Those who accept the University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarships are offered an undergraduate research internship to work with scientists and take part in important scientific discoveries during the summer preceding their first year of studies in an undergraduate program at the University of Manitoba. The recipient will earn approximately $3,000 as a research assistant to one of the world-class professors.
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa is offering an entrance scholarship of $4,000 to each gold medal winning senior finalist. 
University of Ottawa is offering an entrance scholarship of $2,000 to each silver medal winning senior finalist. 
University of Ottawa is offering an entrance scholarship of $1,000 to each bronze medal winning senior finalist. 
Terms and Conditions
These awards are in addition to any other University of Ottawa admission scholarship awarded through the regular application process.  Awards won at a regional fair and the CWSF can be combined.  Only one national level prize may be claimed. Full scholarship amounts will be awarded to both (2) members of a team (when applicable).
Students must register full time for the first time in an undergraduate program and meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned. Students must register in a direct-entry faculty (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of Management) or in the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section.
Western University Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
An Entrance Scholarship of $4,000 is offered to each recipient of a gold medal, $2,000 to each recipient of a silver medal and $1,000 to each recipient of a bronze medal.
A CWSF finalist is eligible to only one UWO scholarship.  If a finalist receives multiple scholarships, within a single year or over multiple years, he/she is entitled to claim the scholarship with the greatest monetary value.

Visit the CWSF App to check the schedule for the week:

Youth Science Canada has identified seven challenges, known as the Canada-Wide Youth Science Challenges, which focus on issues that are important to Canada’s youth, the future of our country and our world. They reflect the growing trend in current Canadian science, technology and innovation to focus on specific multi- and interdisciplinary global, national and provincial issues.

Youth Science Canada’s Challenges are meant to inspire youth to exercise their curiosity and creativity by doing a project that addresses one of these Challenges:

Discovery Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Create new fundamental knowledge based on your curiosity by asking a question and using the techniques of scientific inquiry to develop an answer.

Energy Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Improve our use of current energy sources, enable the transition to alternative energy sources, or reduce our energy footprint.

Environment Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Reduce our impact on, improve our understanding of, and ensure the quality of water, air, soil, and the diversity of living things.

Health Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Increase our understanding of the human body, or apply science and technology to improve health, control disease, or support an aging population.

Information Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Enhance communication and our use of information using digital and networking technologies, or applications of new media.

Innovation Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Combine scientific principles with your creativity to develop a new material, structure, device, or system to solve a problem or improve an existing solution.

Resources Sponsor: Youth Science Canada Develop better ways to use our natural resources that provide sustainable sources of food, products, or prosperity.

At the CWSF, 3 awards are presented - junior, intermediate and senior - for the best project that addresses each challenge.

The choice of Challenge is determined by the Finalist in consultation with the Delegate.  The choice of Challenge has relatively minor consequences, because the only award based on the Challenge selected is a single award.  Medals are not awarded based on the Challenge, and neither are Special Awards.


Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries
CWSF Event/Logistics
  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 232 (Julia McDevitt)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-613-2542
  • [email protected]
  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 237 (Alisha Bainbridge)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-613-2542
Travel Inquiries
Participants should check with their region’s CWSF Team coordinator regarding travel information. He/she receives regular updates from the Youth Science Canada Equalized Travel Plan Coordinator.

Will there be vegetarian food?
Yes, the caterers are fully prepared for vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and other food needs. Make sure to include your dietary restrictions in the registration system.
Will there be security for the projects?
Yes, there is 24-hour security provided in the Exhibit Hall. We recommend that students keep electronic devices with them overnight.
Are parents able to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair events?
Parents and the general public are invited to visit the exhibits during public viewing; Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18. 
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will be available for parents and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. A special Visitors' Package has been created for those wishing to spend a few days in Ottawa.  See "Visitors' Package" for details..
Will there be buses running between events during the week?
Most events will take place on campus. Participants will be bussed to offsite events such as the awards ceremony.
Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
Yes. Campus buildings are fully accessible: however, please indicate any requirements during online registration.
Can I choose my roommates in residence? Yes, the rooms at Carleton University are double occupancy.  Your Regional Coordinator and/or Delegate will enter roommate preferences in the registration system.
Can I have my own room in residence?
Bedrooms will sleep two people to a room.
Will I be able to call home?
Yes. There are phones in the student residence buildings. We recommend that you bring a calling card for long distance calls. Participants are encouraged to phone home regularly. Cell phone etiquette is encouraged at all times.
Will there be Internet access during the CWSF?
Yes, WiFi Internet will be available on campus, including the exhibit hall and residence rooms.
What if I need a computer for my project display?
Finalists must make their own arrangements for any equipment required. It is expected that the Finalist will bring their own device.
Do regions have to send a delegate of each gender if the region has male & female finalists?
No. While this is preferred for groups with more than five finalists, the residences and activities will be organized to ensure adequate supervision for both genders. Regional Delegates will share this responsibility.
What do I need to bring?
Most of the week is casual and comfortable walking shoes are recommended however, many finalists choose to "dress up" for judging. The awards ceremony and banquet are designated as “dress-up” activities, which usually means a suit or jacket and tie for men and a dress or skirt/blouse or suit for women. Floor length dresses are not recommended.
Consider warm clothing, layers, and rain gear for outdoor portions of the event. A sweatshirt or hoodie is advised.
Personal Items
  • For air travelers, one piece of valid government issued photo ID that shows name, date of birth and gender is required. Reference: Government of Canada - Identity Screen RegulationsNote: The name on the identification must match the “legal name” in the CWSF online registration system, which will appear on the boarding pass.
  • Money for personal expenses; 
  • Dress clothes for the Awards Ceremony/Banquet; business attire for judging; casual clothes for other occasions; comfortable shoes for walking and active tours.
  • One towel will be provided for each participant.
  • Health card and personal identification (see above for air travellers).
  • Comfortable footwear and clothes for all seasons. Check the Ottawa weather forecast closer to the event. You really could have all four seasons in one day.
  • Personal toiletries and required medications; Gravol for motion sickness on aircraft, trains, buses or boats.
  • Musical instruments and other performance items can be brought if you’d like to share your talents in lounge areas.
  • Reading material, games or other quiet activities for between judging interviews.
  • Camera, alarm clock, cell phone and charging devices.
  • Regional fair pins or other items for trading.
Project materials and supplies
  • All materials and equipment for your project, carefully packed to meet airline or shipping regulations. Please note that the new project display system will be used.
  • Supplies needed to set up the project must be placed in checked baggage only – Airport security will confiscate tools in hand luggage.
  • Backup digital files for your display materials (just in case), data/logbook and extra copies of the Project Report.
  • Materials needed to repack the display materials.
What does CWSF registration include?
CWSF registration includes all activities and events, as well as:
  • accommodation
  • meals
  • tours
  • local transportation
Travel to Ottawa is provided for regional participants (finalists, delegates, and support adults) through the CWSF Equalized Travel Plan.

Incidental costs incurred by participants (souvenirs, phone calls, purchased snacks, entrance to museums, etc.) or regions (baggage fees, activities in addition to the scheduled program) are not included.

IB Exams
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program World Office rules state that IB candidates must write their exams at their home school. In recent years, this has meant that an IB candidate selected for the CWSF had to choose between the CWSF and writing his/ her IB exams.
Recently however, several CWSF finalists have been successful in securing an exception to this ruling, based on the fact that the CWSF is an "international event."
Section A9.5.4 of the Special Circumstances and Arrangements section of the IB Guidelines, which are only accessible to a school's IB coordinator (i.e., at the finalist's school), states that a student may write his/her IB exam(s) at another location if the exam scheduling conflicts with "an event of international significance" in which the student is participating. It goes on to specify that the event must have participants from two or more countries other than the host country. The CWSF qualifies under this provision, as we welcome guest participants from Mexico and Taiwan.
Finalists with an IB exam or exams during the CWSF are encouraged to submit a Change of Venue for Exams to IB and they must request approval for the temporary leave to the Chair, National Policy Advisory Committee. Finalists must be present for the full Judging Day, all Public Viewing Hours and the Awards Ceremony.  See Policy CWSF Responsibilities - Finalist, Section 4.1.3
The CWSF Finalist, together with his/her school IB Coordinator, must submit a Change of Venue for Exams request, citing "conflict with an event of International significance." If the request is successful, the IB office, in collaboration with the school's IB coordinator, will arrange to send the exam(s) to an IB school in the CWSF host community, where the finalist writes the exam(s) under their supervision.
Please note that Youth Science Canada has no involvement with, or influence over the success of these requests. Finalists - and their school's IB Coordinator - are urged to submit Change of Venue for Exams requests as early as possible to ensure the greatest probability of success.
There are a number of IB Schools in the Ottawa area.
AP Exams
CWSF finalists who have an AP exam scheduled on May 14 to 18 during the CWSF must arrange for late-testing with their school’s AP Coordinator. The AP late-testing dates and times – during the week after the CWSF – are posted at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees/late-testing-dates. There is a US$45 fee per exam for late testing under these circumstances. Please note: Late-testing arrangements are the sole responsibility of the CWSF finalist and his/her parent/guardian; Youth Science Canada assumes no responsibility for finalists missing exams, additional exam fees, or any other aspect of AP exam arrangements.

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday May 17 from 15:30-17:30.

Following the Awards Ceremony, all attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with new friends and enjoy photo ops. Buses will transport Finalists and Delegates to the EY Centre for the Dinner and Dance.  

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will be available to visitors on a first come, first served basis. See Parents and visitors for all the details. 

Awards Gala Dinner and Dance Celebration

The fun will continue at the EY Centre as we celebrate an amazing week of accomplishments! CWSF 2018 Finalists and Delegates will enjoy a celebratory Awards Gala Dinner and Dance. Snacks and the usual Finalist Lounge activities will be available as well. This event is open to Finalists and Delegates only.


The Exhibit Hall will be in The Fieldhouse, located in the Carleton Athletics Centre.  
The Exhibit Hall is about a 5-minute walk from the  Lennox, Addington and Frontenac Residences  
Admission to the Exhibit Hall is restricted to those with CWSF ID, from the start (Sunday, May 13) to the end of the fair (Friday May 18). The only exception is during scheduled public/school viewing.
Project Set-up:
The Exhibit Hall is open for set-up on Sunday May 13 (8:00 to 13:30):
  • A CWSF display unit, including a preprinted header sign with the project title is provided for each project.
  • Use of the CWSF display unit is mandatory - do not bring a backboard of any kind.
  • Details of the display unit are available under Projects - Display
  • Approved adhesives will be provided and must be used - no other adhesives may be used.
  • Each CWSF display unit will have access to one AC outlet.
  • Wireless Internet will be available in the exhibit hall.
When you arrive in the Exhibit Hall:
  • Go to your assigned project number.
  • Each display unit will be supplied with adhesives.
  • If you need basic tools (e.g., scissors), or additional adhesives, go to the Tool booth.
  • If you need technical/computer assistance, go to the Information booth.
  • Once your project is completely set up, take any packing materials to the trash area or back to your room. (Packing materials cannot be stored at your display.)
  • Follow the procedure for the Project Safety-Check.

Note: No display materials may be added after the project has been approved.


The STEM Expo will be Canada's largest youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach and promotion event and will run concurrently with the CWSF Wednesday to Friday.  Exhibitors will include government agencies, universities and colleges, private companies from various industries, outreach and education programs, museums and youth groups. The Expo is focused on offering engaging, hands-on activities, inspiring presentations and exciting demonstrations to all our visitors to showcase the opportunities that exist in STEM. It will take place in the Raven's Nest and the Fieldhouse, adjacent to the finalists' exhibits.  Early in the week, the focus for the finalists is on scientific, social and cultural program activities, including judging for the competition.  During the last three days of the Fair, finalists will not only share their projects with 10,000 visiting students, teachers and the public, but they will also have an opportunity to explore the STEM Expo.
STEM will be the premiere showcase of Science, Technology, Engineeringand Math education and implementation, featuring student, community, and professional groups from every corner of the province! The STEM Expo will take place in the Raven's Nest, as well as within the Fieldhouse, adjacent to finalists' exhibits.  Exhibitors will present engaging hands-on science activities applied to real life situations! Finalists will have time to view the STEM Expo on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 10,000 students from schools across the National Capital Region will be visiting the STEM Expo Wednesday through Friday, to interact with finalists and participate in STEN activities. The public is also invited to STEM from Wednesday to Friday.

On Wednesday May 16th the Exhibit Hall will close for two hours so Finalists can have hands-on experiences in classrooms and labs on campus.  The Faculties of

Forget your textbooks, it's time to take science beyond the classroom! Carleton University has come together to offer interactive and hands-on lab tours in several departments such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Geomatics, Computer Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, and Information Technology! On Wednesday, May 16th, students will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn how program and control drones with the Computer Science department
  • Learn how to test water quality in the Water and Ice Research Lab with the Environmental Studies Department
  • Learn how to create a map with ArcGIS with the Geography department 
  • Learn how to monitor birds, plants, and trees with the Biology and Environmental Sciences Departments
  • Learn how your brain and body communicate with one another with the Neuroscience Department 
  • Learn how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks form using rock specimens, thin sections, and petrographic microscopes, as well as visit the Isotope    Geochemistry and Geochronology Research Centre to learn how radioactive elements can be used to determine the ages of rocks with the Earth Sciences Department 
  • and much more (be sure to read through the full list of tour descriptions)!
This will be a day full of fun, adventure, and discovery - are you ready?!    

Choice 1 – Aircraft Stability and Control Demonstration

Adjust weights on a model aircraft and control ailerons to try to keep an aircraft stable in one of our on campus wind tunnels

Offered in English only. 

Location:Mackenzie Building (ME) 2140


Choice 2 – Biochemistry

Enzymes are complex protein molecules that carry out specific functions in biological cells, acting as catalysts to speed up the rate of biochemical reactions. They are used in numerous industrial and household products from detergents to food. In our biochemistry lab at Carleton University, you will use typical techniques in enzymology to determine the effects of various factors on the activity of an enzyme.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Tory Building (TB) 102 (basement)


Choice 3 – The Birthday Problem

Imagine you are sitting in a classroom with a number of other students. What do you think the probability is that at least two of you share a birthday? How many students would need to be in the room in order for this probability to be 50%? What about 99.9%? The answers will surprise you!

Offered in English only. 

Location: Herzberg Building (HP) 4385


Choice 4 – Department of Electronics Microfabrication Facility

Are you interested in seeing how we manufacture components that make commerce, communications, entertainment, transportation all possible?  The Carleton University Microfabrication Facility is used for manufacturing silicon integrated circuits and other devices in support of research in many fields.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Minto Center (MC) 4082



Choice 5 – Discover the electron in yourself!

(Grade 11-CEGEP only)

Perform for yourself the classic 1897 experiment that first identified the electron as a subatomic particle. You will create a beam of electrons and steer it through electric and magnetic fields to measure just how much charge this tiny mass carries.

Offered in English and French (Experiment description and worksheets will be provided in English and French, experiment presentation will be bilingual)


Session 1 (2pm): Southam Hall (SA) Theatre B 

Session 2 (3:15 pm): Herzberg Building (HP) 3125


Choice 6 – Discovery Center

Welcome to the Discovery Centre at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library! The Discovery Centre offers interactive learning labs and spaces. You will explore the ways the library incorporates innovative technologies and adds multiple layers of discovery to learning and research. You will get hands-on experience and instruction in our various learning labs including the 3D Gaming Lab (including 3D printers), the Multi-Media Lab, and the Standing Work Stations (treadmill desks and huddle tables). 

Offered in English only.  

Location: Herzberg Building (HP) 2120


Choice 7 – Drone Hacking/Piratage des drones

Drone are flying robots, without on-board human pilots. They have revolutionized many areas, such as surveillance, search and rescue, aerial imagery and package delivery. They can work in coordinated groups. Their autonomy and ability to achieve complex reasoning are growing, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Drone hacking is an activity aiming to modify and extend the capabilities of a drone. In this session, students will learn about the system architecture of a drone, drone control and programming, review the system components and learn how each of them is hackable. Access to the navigation system, computer and communication system will be discussed.
Offered in English and French. 

Location: Herzberg Building (HP) 4155


Choice 8 – Earth Sciences Investigations: How we learn what rocks can tell us about the history of the Earth and how it works 

Visitors to the Department of Earth Sciences will spend half of this hour-long tour in our teaching laboratories investigating how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks using rock specimens, thin sections and petrographic microscopes, and the other half of the tour visiting the Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Research Centre (IGGRC)  to learn how we precisely measure radioactive element contents and radiogenic isotope ratios in Earth materials to determine their ages and gain understanding of Earth processes and history.

Petrography session: English only, IGGRC lab: English and French

Location: Herzberg Building (HP) 2120


Choice 9 – Embedded Systems to Mobile Apps

Check out innovative projects and problems students work on in Systems and Computer Engineering relevant to today's technologies.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Mackenzie Building (ME) 4463


Choice 10 – Engine Performance Laboratory

Measuring engine performance including efficiency at different speeds on different types of engines in a controlled environment.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Mackenzie Building (ME) 2232


Choice 11 – Entrepreneurship Takes Flight

In this fully hands-on challenge, students will learn to differentiate a product, build a prototype, and organize to deliver quickly and win the contract.  Students will create teams and engage the client in a competitive bid process for a new Airplane. They will design, test and ensure compliance. During this stage the market conditions may change. Upon agreed timelines the teams will promote (pitch) their offer and competitive advantage to the client. Ultimately the contract will be awarded.  

Offered in English only. 

Location: Tory Building (TB) 342


Choice 12 – Exploring Sensory Motor Neuroscience

Ever wonder how your brain and your body communicate with one another?  Visit the Carleton neuroscience teaching labs and learn just that!  Moving through a series of short hands on activities, you will have a chance to: map your own sensory homunculus, record the electrical signals our neurons use to communicate, and maybe even use your brain to control your lab partner’s arm.  

Offered in English only (may be bilingual if needed). 

Location:Health Sciences Building (HSB) 2201


Choice 13 –  Explosions, NMR and nano-imaging Come and explore the chemistry department! This tour is composed of 3 parts: (1) a chemistry demonstration featuring fireworks, explosions and glowing chemicals, (2) a demonstration of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and how it can be used to characterize ethanol/alcohol, and (3) a tour and hands-on demonstration in the state-of-the-art Nano Imaging Facility (NIF) where students will be asked to provide samples for imaging.  
Offered in English only. 

Location: Steacie Building (SC) 203


Choice 14 – Field Sampling for Ecology and Conservation

Come spend some time outdoors!!  Students will have the opportunity to participate in ecological field sampling in Brewer Park, adjacent to the campus. You will have the opportunity to learn about local plant and bird conservation issues, invasive and threatened species, as well as bird and tree identification techniques.  This tour includes actual field work – students will get hands-on experience setting up transects and quadrats for measuring plant diversity, plant identification, and conducting bird surveys.  

Offered in English only. 

Location: Meet in Field House (FH), then go the Brewer Park


Choice 15 – Flight Simulation, Virtual Reality, and Brain-Computer Interfaces

Come and visit the Cognitive Science department and experience the Advances Cognitive Engineering (ACE) and visualization and simulation labs. In the Large Flight Simulator Lab, experience the thrills of flying a full-scale Cessna 172 over the Gatineau Hills. Just what is a pilot’s brain busy doing while he or she is flying… Much more than you realize! You will learn about the importance of cognitive factors when it comes to flying an aircraft. In the Virtual Reality Lab, experience what it is like to be immersed in virtual reality. In the Brain Computer Interfaces lab, you will watch as a wireless electroencephalography (EEG) device responds to brain activity to control a mouse and other objects on a computer screen. We need volunteers, so perhaps you will get to see your own brain waves in action!

Offered in English only.

Location: Visualization & Simulation Building (VS), 4th floor


Choice 16 – Here today and gone tomorrow! Radioactivity and the world around us 

A popular discussion of a quantum phenomenon that plays an important role in our everyday lives. This tour will include an experimental demonstration that makes visible the decays of nuclear particles.

Offered in English and French. 


Session 1 (2 PM): Southam Hall (SA) Theatre B

Session 2 (3:15 PM): Herzberg Building (HP) 3125


Choice 17 – Microbiology

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses live all around us, on us, and inside of us! We'll talk about the ways in which microbes contribute to environmental processes, to health, and to disease. You'll have the opportunity to carry out experiments in the microbiology lab, look at various kinds of microbe, and sample microbes from the environment.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Tory Building (TB) 104


Choice 18 – Motion Capture

Explore Carleton's Motion Capture System, used to record movement of objects and people. Giving an industry standard experience, this technology is used by military, entertainment, sports, medical applications, and robotics

Offered in English only. 

Location: Azrieli Pavillion (AP) 234


Choice 19 – Net-zero Energy Tiny House

A tour of the net-zero energy tiny house and a discussion of the different innovative technologies used in this unique 4th year capstone design project.

Offered in English only. 
Location: Tiny House/Architecture Bridge between Mackenzie Building (ME) and Architecture Building (AA)



Choice 20 – Physical Geography and Geomatics (1)

With two waterways adjacent to Carleton University campus, it is a perfect opportunity to do some Water Quality Testing! We will introduce you to our Water and Ice Research Lab (WIRL) and you will get hands on experience running water quality tests using Vernier sensors. You will collect water samples from the waterways adjacent to Carleton University campus. Then you will bring these samples back to the WIRL lab to measure temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and total dissolved solids.

Offered in English only.  

Location:Loeb (LA) A200 (2nd Floor of Loeb in towerA)


Choice 21 – Physical Geography and Geomatics (2)

Come and check out our Geomatics lab where you will use ArcGIS to create a community plan that highlights key features and land use areas within your local community. Students will produce a high quality map that contains a variety of different physical/natural features, human/constructed features, and land use area designations. Just like a geomatics scientist, you will create a collection of point, line and polygon features and symbolize them with appropriate symbols and colours.

Offered in English only. 
Location: Loeb (LA) A120 (First Floor of Loeb in tower A)


Choice 22 – School of Industrial Design Modelmaking Labs

See Industrial Design labs Carleton students use to manufacture prototypes as well as reinforce physical principles to create products and systems.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Mackenzie Building (ME)3470


Choice 23 – Structures - Why Things Don't Fall Down

A tour of the civil engineering structures lab will show how we test large specimens of steel, concrete and wood and highlight some innovative new materials and designs for new structures or to rehabilitate older structures or structures damaged in an earthquake.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Minto Center (MC) 2030


Choice 24 – Think Water 

A tour on the Environmental Engineering undergraduate laboratory will include a discussion of the challenges facing drinking water quality following by a lab to assess drinking water quality and/or treatment.

Offered in English only. 

Location: Minto Center (MC) 1040

The list below includes all available Special Awards. A project may be nominated for up to three Special awards. Only those awards for which a project is eligible will appear in the Special Awards area of the CWSF online registration system.

The three rows below each award - Junior, Intermediate and Senior - indicate whether the award is available to projects in that category. "N/A" indicates that the award is not open to that category.
The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award
Sponsor:  The Actuarial Foundation of Canada
An outstanding project that demonstrates effective use of one or more of mathematics, database manipulation and statistical analysis, combined with written and oral communication skills and creativity to investigate or solve a complex problem.
Preference may be given to projects that quantify potential losses or design creative ways to manage or reduce the likelihood or impact of undesirable events.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
Canadian Acoustical Association Award
Sponsor:  Canadian Acoustical Association
An outstanding senior project related to acoustics, the science of sound.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate plus a subscription to the Canadian Acoustical Association’s quarterly journal
Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists Award
Sponsor:  Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists 
An outstanding senior project related to the use of laboratory testing to better patient care.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science Award
Sponsor:  Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
An outstanding intermediate project related to health sciences demonstrating excellence in the planning and design of a biomedical experiment, innovation or study relevant to medical laboratory science.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  N/A
Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Sponsor:  Canadian WEF Member Associations, the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Xylem Canada
Senior outstanding projects related to one or more of: stormwater, water and wastewater quality, water resource-management, water protection, water or wastewater treatment, water education and other social or science related aspects of water.
Up to three projects selected at the CWSF will then be required to submit a written report of their project for final selection. One winning project will then be chosen to represent Canada at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition. The two runner-up projects will each receive a $300 cash prize.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior: All-expenses paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden, August 25-August 30, 2018, for up to two student(s) of the winning project to represent Canada at the International Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition (www.sjwp.ca).
CAP Physics Prize
Sponsor:  Canadian Association of Physicists
An outstanding project related to the science of physics.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
Carlson Wagonlit Award
Sponsor:  Carlson Wagonlit Travel
An outstanding junior project related to transportation.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  N/A
Engineering Innovation Award
Sponsor:  Engineering Institute of Canada / Canadian Society of Senior Engineers
An outstanding project related to engineering demonstrating an innovative, creative and well-tested solution to a real world problem.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  N/A
Excellence in Astronomy Award
Sponsor:  Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
An outstanding project related to astronomy - observational, instrument construction or other.
  • Junior:  Telescope and certificate plus a one year youth membership in the RASC
  • Intermediate:  Telescope and certificate plus a one year youth membership in the RASC
  • Senior:  N/A
First Nations University of Canada Award
Sponsor:  First Nations University of Canada
An outstanding junior project that celebrates Aboriginal people’s accomplishments and traditional knowledge by showcasing, exploring, reinforcing and expanding intersections between Indigenous knowledge and Western science.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  N/A 
  • Senior:  N/A
4-H Canada Award
Sponsor:  4-H Canada
Sustainable Agriculture Award
An outstanding junior project related to sustainable agriculture or farming.
Food Security Award
An outstanding junior project related to food security or food service.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  N/A
Intact Climate Change Resilience Award
Sponsor: Intact Financial Corporation 
An outstanding project that demonstrates a practical solution to managing the impact of climate change. Eligible projects include those related to home, school or community infrastructure; flood prevention/management; forest fire prediction/prevention and minimizing the effects of extreme weather events.
  • Junior: $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate: $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior: $1,000 cash and certificate plus an all-expenses paid trip to Waterloo, Ontario during summer 2018 to visit the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, Canada's leading research centre on climate change resilience.
International Summer School for Young Physicists Award
Sponsor:  Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
An outstanding Senior CWSF finalist who demonstrates a keen interest and a strong aptitude in both physics and mathematics. The finalist’s project need not be in the area of physics. The chosen finalist must be fluent in both written and spoken English.  
The award consists of a full scholarship to participate in the International Summer School for Young Physicists 2018 (ISSYP 2018) from July 15-28, an intensive two week enrichment program that will introduce the student to the fascinating picture of our universe as seen through the eyes of contemporary physicists: from the bizarre quantum world of atoms and subatomic particles to black holes, warped spacetime and the expanding universe. The student will also interact with professional physicists at Perimeter Institute in small group mentoring sessions, participate in field trips to leading experimental science laboratories, and forge new friendships with like minded young people from around the world. The scholarship includes room and board and travel expenses to and from the Institute.  
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior: Full scholarship to participate in the International Summer School for Young Physicists 2018 from July 15-28 at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.  Total value $3,500.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Award
Sponsor:  Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada
An outstanding senior project related to fertilizers, plants and soil science.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
Renewable Energy Award
Sponsor:  Ontario Power Generation
An outstanding project related to both energy and air quality with a demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship.
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award
Sponsor:  S.M. Blair Family Foundation
A project that merits application for a patent.
According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office…
In order to be eligible for a patent, your invention must meet three basic criteria:
  1. The invention must show novelty (be the first in the world).
  2. It must show utility (be functional and operative).
  3. It must show inventive ingenuity and not be obvious to someone skilled in that area.
The invention can be a product (for example, a door lock), a composition (for example, a chemical composition used in lubricants for door locks), an apparatus (for example, a machine for making door locks), a process (for example, a method for making door locks), or an improvement on any of these.
A patent is granted only for the physical embodiment of an idea (for example, the description of a possible door lock) or for a process that produces something tangible or that can be sold. You cannot patent a scientific principle, an abstract theorem, an idea, some methods of doing business, or a computer program per se.
Fast fact: Ninety percent of patents are for improvements to existing patented inventions!
You can search over two million Canadian patents from the past 75 years at the Canadian Patents Database:
  • Junior:  $500 cash and certificate
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
SHAD Scholarship Award
Sponsor:  SHAD
Intermediate: An outstanding project by a finalist in grade 9 or 10 who will apply to SHAD 2019. Awarded to a finalist who exhibits the SHAD values of creativity, excellence, community, diversity, and responsibility. Preference is given to rural students. Single projects only.
Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 750+ students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in residence at a Canadian host university, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  Can apply to SHAD 2019
  • Senior:  N/A
Statistical Society of Canada and Biostatistics Section Award
Sponsor:  Statistical Society of Canada and Biostatistics Section
An outstanding intermediate project in statistical theory, or one that makes use of sound statistical techniques in study design, data analysis and data presentation.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  $750 cash and certificate
  • Senior:  N/A
Statistical Society of Canada Award
Sponsor:  Statistical Society of Canada
An outstanding senior project in statistical theory, or one that makes use of sound statistical techniques in study design, data analysis and data presentation.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  $1,000 cash and certificate
University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS)
Sponsor:  University of Ottawa, Faculty of Science
An outstanding Senior project by a finalist (or finalists) in grade 11 or grade 12 (Secondary V, CÉGEP I or CÉGEP II in Quebec) who is admissible to pursue university studies in science at uOttawa. In the case of a team project, each finalist will be eligible to receive a scholarship.
The University of Ottawa will provide the recipient or recipients with more detailed information during the days following the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
The recipient will work with scientists and take part in important scientific discoveries during two consecutive summers. In the summer preceding the first year of studies in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, the recipient will earn $3,750 as a research assistant to one of the world class professors. By succeeding in the first year of studies, the research experience will be extended to a second summer, during which he/she will earn $6,250.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate:  N/A
  • Senior:  $10,000 award ($3,750 + $6,250)
University of Toronto Engineering Award
Sponsor:  University of Toronto
An outstanding project by an individual Grade 11 student that is related to engineering – demonstrating an innovative, creative and well-tested solution to a real world problem.
Senior: Full scholarship to participate in the faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s weeklong DEEP Summer Academy in Summer 2018, a unique program designed to expose bright young minds to concepts usually presented in the upper years of an undergraduate degree or in graduate school. The program allows students to explore some of the most innovative topics in engineering and science today—taught by some of our faculty’s top alumni, PhD candidates, and Master’s and undergraduate students. Award includes room and board, and travel expenses up to $1000. Total value: $3000.
  • Junior:  N/A
  • Intermediate: N/A
  • Senior:  Full scholarship to participate in the faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s weeklong DEEP Summer Academy in Summer 2018.  Total value $3,000.
Youth Can Innovate Awards
Sponsor:  The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation
Outstanding innovation projects selected for their ingenuity, originality, development and potential social and economic benefits. Youth Can Innovate judges may, depending upon the number of self-nominations, focus their interview time on a shortened list of projects that appear most applicable to the Youth Can Innovate Award criteria.
  • Junior:  Four projects will each receive a $500 cash award and certificate
  • Intermediate:  Four projects will each receive a $750 cash award and certificate.
  • Senior: Eight projects each receive a $1,000 cash award and certificate. Four of these Youth Can Innovate Award winners will also be announced as winners of an additional $7,000 cash award.
Our Tour Day will use two of the National Capital Region’s world-class museums as a drop-off/pick-up point and general hub for information about your day.  Participants will get the opportunity to explore both the Canada Aviation & Space Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, as well as time to stroll around downtown Ottawa, shop in the Market or the Rideau Centre, or enjoy the tulips along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal.
Each regional delegation will be given a morning departure time and destination prior to Tour Day.  Half the delegations will be bused to the Canada Aviation & Space Museum where they will be able to visit the new traveling exhibit “Beyond Planet Earth”, learn about the Canadarm, fly a biplane in “Ace Academy”, and immersive flight experience, and explore all aspect of space and aviation science. 
The second half of the delegations will be bused to the Canadian Museum of History where they will have full access to all the museum’s galleries including the Grand Hall, the First Peoples Hall, the Children’s Museum, the special traveling “Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition”, as well as enjoy “Wonders of the Arctic” in the Ciné+ theatre.
Throughout the day (10am – 3:30pm), a shuttle bus will run between the two museums (a 20 minute bus ride) to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to visit both museums.  In addition, participants are welcome to walk across the Interprovincial Bridge to downtown Ottawa (15-20 minute walk) where they are welcome to explore Ottawa’s downtown core.  Other attractions include the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Canadian Mint, a boat tour on the Rideau Canal, the Canadian War Museum, Sparks Street and the Market, all of which are within a short walking distance from the bridge.
Maps of the downtown core, a list of possible attractions and estimated walking distances will be provided to each delegate in order to better plan your time outside of visiting the two museums. 
After a full day of touring, participants will meet at City Hall (4pm) at which time we will walk to the University of Ottawa where the Faculty of Science will be hosting a BBQ and other evening events.

After a full day of judging, participants will have a chance to unwind and relax while experiencing one of Ottawa’s best museums – the Museum of Nature.  When darkness falls, the Museum comes alive and participants will have the opportunity to explore the galleries after hours, engage their curiosity with amazing science-themed activities, novel food choices (taco bar, poutine bar and sundae bar to name a few!) and enjoy some great music and “mock-tails”.  It will be an unforgettable experience that will move the body and stimulate the mind.  

Interested in learning more about your home for the week?  Finalists and delegates are encouraged to join us for a guided campus tour on arrival day(s). Tours will be offered in the early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Tours will start with an overview of the essential CWSF facilities.

The Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Event will be held Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at the Canada Science and Technology Museum from 5:30pm until 8:30pm.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience the newly-renovated exhibits including Wearable Tech, Game Changers, From Earth to Us and the ever-popular Crazy Kitchen as well as participate in hands-on demonstrations and hear presentations from CSTM educators.  Dinner will be served on site.  There is no need to dress up for the event - just eat, relax, and have fun! Meet new people and get acquainted, and have a casual evening before judging day!

From the CWSF 2018 Ottawa Host Committee
We are pleased and proud to welcome the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair to Ottawa, Ontario, from May 12-19, 2018.  Approximately 500 of Canada's top young scientists from grades 7 to 12 and CÉGEP will have the honor of representing their regional science fairs at this exciting event, with the opportunity to share in awards, prizes and scholarships that may very well shape their futures. Beyond showcasing their projects, students will:
  • SHARE a week with other Canadian students who are also interested in science and technology;
  • MEET new friends from across Canada and internationally;
  • INTERACT with scientists, engineers and other professionals who work here in the National Capital Region;
  • DISCOVER the historical, cultural and natural beauty of Ottawa;
  • EXPLORE all that Carleton University has to offer;
  • WELCOME visitors in the Fieldhouse and the Raven's Nest, including students and teachers from across the National Capital Region;
  • ENCOURAGE others to build upon their curiosity in science and technology, and inspire the pursuit of scientific and technological solutions to the challenges that face the world;
  • CELEBRATE at our ceremonies and special events, DANCE their hearts out, EXPERIENCE cultural activities and some of the world-class attractions unique to this region.
We’re building upon the CWSF tradition of excellence to create an exciting week-long event for participants and delegates alike. Meanwhile, we wish all participants an abundance of inspiration and dedication as projects are prepared for regional fairs across Canada with the ultimate goal of being selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Good luck!  We hope to see you in Ottawa in May!  
CWSF 2018 Host Committee Chair,

Dr. Paula C. Piilonen


Welcome to uOttawa, to all CWSF participants and accompanying guests! 
On May 15, 2018, following your visits throughout the great City of Ottawa, you will be joining us under the tent for a BBQ dinner. You will then get the opportunity to see the campus and then experience and attend great presentations from our professors and our students, workshops from many fields ranging from the magic of chemistry and lab visits, beating the odds of Poker using math, Drugs 101, to hands-on and interactive activities, from 3D printing to holograms, robotics and programming, to name but a few. The faculties of Science and Engineering look forward to your upcoming visit!


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Blog Posts

Mon, May 22, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
In case you missed the ‘Meet the Winners’ breakfast during the Canada-Wide Science Fair, here is a summary of the interview with the three Platinum Award winners. Read more
Thu, May 18, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today was a fun and busy day for the finalists, beginning in the morning with rotations between public viewing in the exhibit hall and the STEAM event across the University of Regina campus. In the afternoon, finalists split into groups for the U R a Scientist sessions, allowing students to learn more about the cool science being conducted right here in Regina. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Now that judging has officially ended, the finalists and delegates woke up bright and early to begin their exploration of Saskatchewan on a variety of different tours. Thanks to the hard work of the local host team, there was an incredible variety of tours available for the students. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
This morning, finalists and delegates arrived at breakfast bright and early, dressed to impress for the day of judging ahead. As the clock struck 8am, the students rushed into the exhibit hall to make last minute adjustments to their displays and nervously await the arrival of the judges. Read more
Mon, May 15, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today marked the first official day of the Canada-Wide Science Fair! This morning finalists set-up their project in the exhibit hall in preparation for judging day tomorrow. Then in the afternoon, finalists and delegates divided to go to their separate orientations before some free time and relaxation. Read more
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