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.