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Six Halifax Students to attend Canada-Wide Science Fair 2017

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Anisha Rajaselvam (Sacred Heart School), Emily Rafuse (Elizabeth Sutherland School), Julia Sampson (Elizabeth Sutherland School), Om Agarwal (Oxford School), Finlay Nakatsu (Madeline Symonds Middle School), Janani Venkat (Bedford Academy)

On Friday, March 31, 2017 six students participating in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo (Halifax’s regional science fair), were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina, SK. The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held from May 15 to 20.

Om Agarwal (grade 9, Oxford School), Julia Sampson and Emily Rafuse (both grade 9, Elizabeth Sutherland School), Anisha Rajaselvam (grade 8, Sacred Heart High School), Janani Venkat, (grade 8, Bedford Academy), and Finley Nakatsu (grade 7, Madeline Symonds Middle School) will attend the national science fair and take part in a full week of activities including tours, displays, judging of their projects and the final awards ceremony in the Conexus Art Centre, Regina, SK.

Over 70 students participated in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo. These students, in grades 7 to 10, displayed 60 science projects in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. In addition to the six grand prize awards of selection to the national fair (valued at a total of $12,000), close to thirty percent of the participants received awards including Medals of Excellence, cash prizes totaling over $1000, and two university entrance scholarships (valued at a total of $3500).

The HSTE Association partners with the Saint Mary’s University Faculty of Science to host, run, and provide this science fair opportunity for Halifax’s students – but it can only happen with the generous ongoing sponsorship of other universities, businesses, and organizations to provide the awards and scholarships and to send the six students to the national science fair. Other major sponsors of HSTE 2017 were Halifax Regional School Board, Dalhousie University, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, Natural Forces, and East Coast Credit Union.

Six Halifax Students to attend Canada-Wide Science Fair 2015

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

On Friday, March 27, 2015 six students participating in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo, were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, NB.  The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held from May 11 to 16.

Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy) and Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School) will attend the national science fair and take part in a week of activities including tours, displays, judging of their projects and the final awards ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Center on May 15.

Over 80 students participated in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo.  These students, in grades 7 to 12, from 14 different public and independent schools in Halifax, displayed over 60 science projects in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.  In addition to the six grand prizes, close to thirty percent of the participants received awards including Medals of Excellence, cash prizes totalling almost $2000, and university scholarships.

All finalists from across Nova Scotia will attend the Team Nova Scotia Showcase before going to CWSF. This event is held at Saint Mary’s University and is sponsored by Saint Mary’s and NS Youth Experiences in Science (NSYES).  The showcase allows participants from across the province to meet each other, share their learning and become a team before heading off to the national event.  Team NS Showcase is April 30 to May 2 with public viewing of all projects on May 2 from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

The HSTE Association is an independent registered association made up of individuals interested in promoting science and technology within schools in Halifax.  HSTE relies on the generous sponsorship of universities, businesses, and other organizations to provide the awards and scholarships and to send the six students to the national science fair.  Major sponsors of HSTE 2015 were Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Regional School Board, Natural Forces Wind, Inc., Dalhousie University, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, East Coast Credit Union and Heritage Gas.

HSTE 2013 Award Winners

A list of all award winners from Halifax Sci-Tech Expo 2013 is available at: http://hste.ednet.ns.ca/sfiab/winners.php

 

 

Six HRM Students to Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013

April 8, 2013

L to R: Briana Ross (JL Ilsley High School), Nicole Poirier, Zoe Abraham, Tara Carling Lanteigne (Bedford Academy), Julia Sarty (Citadel High School) and Hannah Miles (Sir John A. Macdonald High School)

On Friday, April 6, 2013 six students participating in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo, were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, AB.  The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held from May 11 to 18.

Julia Sarty (grade 10, Citadel High School), Terra Carling Lanteigne (grade 9, Bedford Academy), Nicole Poirier (grade 8, Bedford Academy), Zoe Abraham (grade 9, Bedford Academy), Briana Ross (grade 10, J.L. Ilsley High School) and Hannah Miles (grade 10, Sir John A. Macdonald High School) will attend the national science fair and take part in a full week of activities including tours, displays, judging of their projects and the final awards ceremony in the ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB.

Over 110 students participated in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo.  These students, in grades 7 to 12, displayed 85 science projects in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.  In addition to the six grand prizes, close to thirty percent of the participants received awards including Medals of Excellence, cash prizes totalling over $1000, and university scholarships.

The HSTE Association relies on the generous sponsorship of universities, businesses, and other organizations to provide the awards and scholarships and to send the six students to the national science fair.  Major sponsors of HSTE 2013 were Saint Mary’s University, Natural Forces, Halifax Regional School Board, Dalhousie University, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline and Heritage Gas.