Quinte organizes a virtual regional fair of science and technology

Quinte organizes a virtual regional fair of science and technology

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  • The Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair will be held virtually April 1 to 3.

  • The annual science fair will be an opportunity for students to share their scientific research which has been a goal of the QRSTF committee since 1960.

The pandemic has presented unique challenges, said organizers, and to meet them, a virtual platform has been created by Youth Science Canada ( www.mystemspace.ca ) to allow student participants to share their projects and possibly win awards, scholarships and prizes.

“Science fairs contribute to the participants social development, their scientific knowledge and creates a motivation toward science and scientific endeavors,” organizers said in a press release.

New this year, any school that enters five or more projects, will be awarded a $250 gift certificate to a science store. Science fairs provide a rare educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) opportunity to combine all aspects of learning into one presentation. It develops growth in all areas.

“We are looking for students to participate in this year’s science fair. Every year we draw on a bank of committed regular judges while inviting fresh faces to join the judging panel. All find it rewarding to interact with eager young minds,” organizers said.

If you would like to volunteer as a judge or have any questions, please check out our website (www.qrstf.ca) or contact us at qrstf@live.com .

“Five students in grades 7-12, will earn the right to represent the Quinte area and compete at the national level (Canada-wide Science Fair) where almost a million dollars in scholarships and prize money are up for grabs. The competition will take place from May 15-20 on the virtual platform at https://projectboard.world/ysc/home.

Registration is open until March 30th, 2022.

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