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Genome Alberta salutes young Alberta scientists

Image of Mehul Gupta, young scientist, being presented an award
Science Fair season is almost over in Alberta. Now the finalists, announced at their regional fairs, are doing last minute touch-ups on their projects. The delegates are busy collecting the paperwork and I am part of the team that reads all the finalists’ 5-page summaries. We are all preparing for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), which will be held this year in Montreal from May 15 to 20. This year it is turning into an entire ‘science festival’. Besides the science fair component, there will also be immersive hands-on science activities, many engaging speakers and new this year – a STEM Teachers’ conference. It will be an exciting time for ‘Team Alberta’ and we at Genome Alberta wish them well on this adventure.

Genome Alberta sponsors awards for all Alberta science fair regions. Many of the Genome Alberta award winners will be representing their region with competitive projects at this year’s CWSF. We support independent research project-based learning and we are very proud of the outstanding young scientists who are recipients of this year’s Genome Alberta Awards.


 Here is a list of the 2016 Genome Alberta award winners.

Calgary Youth Science Fair

  • Colette Benko
  • David Thomas
  • Mehul Gupta
Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair

  • Kiana Worobey
Central Alberta Regional Science Fair

  • Katherine Gabert
  • Kayla Schaedeli
  • Leslee Leischner
Chinook Country Regional Science Fair

  • Brandon Kruger
Edmonton Regional Science Fair

  • Mihir Gothal
  • Ruicen (David) He
  • Norman Kim
Southeast Alberta Regional Science Fair

  • Hailey Doucette
Sci-Fusion – The Lethbridge Regional Science Fair

  • Graham Lloyd
  • Audrey Golsteyn

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