Support Your Local Science Fair

CALGARY, March 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is once again pleased to be supporting all youth Science Fairs across Alberta. This is our 11th year of providing financial assistance to regional organizers, and in offering cash prizes and plaques to students with winning projects related to genetics.

Alberta has a strong reputation in research, and the young people who are tackling Science Fair projects today are the research stars of tomorrow. An investment in your local science fair, is one that will pay back in the years to come.

How you can be involved during Science Fair season:

  • Parents: Get your children involved by taking them to see a regional fair or by encouraging them to participate in the process.
  • Interested adults: Take the time to volunteer as a judge or for your local science fair committee.
  • Teachers: Inspire your students to pursue science fair projects. These STEM activities build proficiency and confidence in cross-curricular areas integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics with language arts, oral presentation skills, and graphic arts.

Visit your local science fair, talk to the students, and learn about science with a youthful twist:   

  • March 10-11: Central Alberta Regional Science Fair, Bower Place Shopping Centre in Red Deer
  • March 16-17: Peace Country Regional Science Fair, Belle Petroleum Centre in Peace River
  • March 28: Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair, Banff Community High School
  • March 31 - April 1: Lethbridge Regional Science Fair, University of Lethbridge, First Choice Savings Centre
  • April 8: Kiwanis Southeast Alberta Regional Science Fair, Medicine Hat College
  • April 8-9: Edmonton Regional Science Fair, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Gym
  • April 19-22: Calgary Regional Science Fair, University of Calgary Olympic Oval
  • April 28: Wood Buffalo Science Fair, Grand Ballroom at Shell Place

About Genome Alberta

Genome Alberta is a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. Our core funding comes from Genome Canada and Alberta Economic Development and Trade.  We are based in Calgary, but lead projects around the province and participate in a variety of other projects across the country. 

Genome Alberta was established in 2005 in partnership with Genome Canada, (then) Industry Canada, and the Province of Alberta to focus on genomics as one of the central components of the Life Sciences Initiative in Alberta, and to help position genomics as a core research effort.  Genome Alberta strives to be the leading source of information and administration related to genomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, bioethics, and other related 'omic research in Alberta. We are also focused on the development of a strong life sciences research industry in Alberta.

SOURCE Genome Alberta

For further information: To get in touch with a Science Fair representative contact: Mike Spear, Director of Communications, Genome Alberta, cell: 403-813-5843, email: mspear@genomealberta.ca, @GenomeAlberta on Twitter

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