Fair to fea­ture more than 110 projects

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In­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, a ro­bot and more than 110 projects will be fea­tured next month as the an­nual sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy fair re­turns to Loy­al­ist Col­lege.

This marks the 57th an­niver­sary for the Quinte Re­gional Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Fair which takes place April 1. Par­tic­i­pants have been work­ing hard to com­plete their projects, reg­is­ter and se­lect the awards they wish to com­plete for, or­ga­niz­ers stated in a press re­lease.

The par­tic­i­pants will be pre­sent­ing to par­ents, fel­low stu­dents, judges and the pub­lic for many awards. The sci­ence youth of the re­gion are look­ing for­ward to shar­ing their sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and re­search. There have been many sci­ence fairs, clubs and classes de­vel­op­ing projects for this year’s event.

“We now have over 110 projects reg­is­tered with more sci­ence fairs on the hori­zon. We look for­ward to ev­ery stu­dent and try to pro­vide a space for him or her,” stated the fair’s chair­per­son, Scott Berry.

This year the Bios depart­ment of Loy­al­ist will be putting on many dis­plays and hands on ex­pe­ri­ences for the stu­dents. In ad­di­tion - Let’s Talk Sci­ence, a na­tional out­reach sci­ence pro­gram - will be pro­vid­ing hands on dis­plays as well. The Ki­wa­nis Club, Health Unit and other or­ga­ni­za­tions will have dis­plays as well.

The fair is ex­pected to at­tract many dig­ni­taries and Bay of Quinte MP Neil El­lis is ex­pected to at­tend and serve as a spe­cial judge and pre­sen­ter. In ad­di­tion, a Grade 1 class will be pre­sent­ing for the first time and Mimet­ics, a Cana­dian Robotics Com­pany, has do­nated a pro­gram­mable ro­bot as a prize and one for de­mon­stra­tion pur­poses.

“This will be an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity for a school and the fair to present the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to their stu­dents,” stated Berry.

Those wish­ing to con­trib­ute to the fu­ture of young sci­en­tists and the fair are asked to con­tact qstf@ live.com or visit our web­site and do­nate through the Go­FundMe Link. The Quinte Re­gional

Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Fair is now a non-profit in­cor­po­rated or­ga­ni­za­tion and, as it has been for the last 57 years, has been made up com­pletely of vol­un­teers.

Those stu­dents that win the grand prize are awarded an op­por­tu­nity to com­pete at the na­tional level. The 56th Canadaw­ide Sci­ence Fes­ti­val will be held this com­ing May in Regina, Saskatchewan. This year we will be send­ing up to three par­tic­i­pants to com­pete at the na­tional level. This is al­ways a great hon­our and our top prize.

The award cer­e­mony will be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately 3:30 p.m. in the Au­to­mo­tive Cen­tre. The pub­lic view­ing hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

INTELLIGENCER FILE PHOTO

The 57th Quinte Re­gional Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Fair re­turns to Loy­al­ist Col­lege next month. There are more than 110 en­tries for this year’s stag­ing of the an­nual fair.

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