Fri, 2011-06-17 17:37 by Reni Barlow
Sandra Dusolt of Neebing, Ontario (just outside Thunder Bay) won a senior gold medal at the 2011 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Toronto for her project, "No power, no water, no food, no problem!" In September she heads to Helsinki, Finland, selected by Youth Science Canada as Canada's representative at the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) from September 23-28. Read more
Fri, 2011-06-17 15:57 by Reni Barlow
Two intermediate gold medallists from Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011 have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the 4th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Youth Science Festival this summer in Thailand. Read more
Thu, 2011-06-02 21:50 by Reni Barlow
The June 13th issue of Maclean's magazine names three Youth Science Canada alumni among eleven "Leaders of Tomorrow." In his report titled, "The ones to watch," Nicholas Köhler highlights Adelina Corina Cozma and Rui Song, both members of Team Canada-ISEF 2011, as science leaders, and Ben Gulak of Team Canada-ISEF 2007 in the business category. Read more
Thu, 2011-05-26 19:14 by Reni Barlow
Facebook investor Peter Thiel's foundation has announced its inaugural class of 24 young innovators to receive grants of $100,000 - provided they leave school for two years. Two Youth Science Canada alumni - Eden Full and Gary Kurek - are the only Canadians. The foundation named two dozen young entrepreneurs to the 20 Under 20 Fellowship, a philanthropic grant announced in September by Facebook investor and board member Peter Thiel. The Thiel Foundation intends to spur the creation of more innovative startups through a controversial means: getting more young people to explore alternatives to a post-secondary education. Read more
Mon, 2011-05-23 23:43 by Reni Barlow
Chris Nielsen of Calgary, Alberta has been selected from over 7,500 entries from around the world as one of 15 finalists in the inaugural Google Science Fair. As a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2011, Chris won a First Place Grand Award and a Second Place Special Award from The International Society for Optical Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the project, Feature Point Analysis System. Read more
Fri, 2011-05-13 11:49 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 returned home with 17 awards from Intel ISEF 2011, held in Los Angeles, California this week, including a First Place Grand Award. The world's largest pre-college celebration of science, Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from nearly 60 nations to compete for over $4 million US in scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 US scholarship. Read more
Tue, 2011-05-10 21:54 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 has arrived in Los Angeles and has been busy setting up and preparing for the start of the fair. Follow the team's blog under "BlogPosts" on the Team Canada site. Read more
Mon, 2011-05-09 11:59 by Reni Barlow
Five Canadian projects are among the 60 semi-finalists announced today in the inaugural Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science. Read more
Fri, 2011-05-06 15:02 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 had a chance to meet the media today at an event hosted by Intel Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Tomorrow they head to Los Angeles to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Read more
Sun, 2011-03-20 12:26 by Reni Barlow
Twenty of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) May 8-13 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair. Read more
Mon, 2011-03-14 15:03 by Reni Barlow
21 year-old Ben Gulak, who first presented his "Uno" electric unicycle as a member of Team Canada-ISEF in 2007, has been named as one of the "Nifty Fifty" speakers to be featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 27-29, 2012 in Washington, DC. Read more
Thu, 2010-09-30 00:00 by Reni Barlow
Sandro Young of Ottawa, Ontario won the CWSF 2010 EnCana Platinum Award for best intermediate project and was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) from September 24-29, 2010. Sandro reflects on the experience... Read more
Sun, 2010-04-18 00:00 by Reni Barlow
All five Canadian projects won medals today at the 2010 International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Houston, Texas, which welcomed over 1,000 young scientists from 69 countries. Read more