38th edition of the Hydro-Québec Super Science Fair, Québec Final is under way! Dare Science and discover the top 125 science projects in Québec

SOREL-TRACY, QC, April 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the start of the 2016 Hydro-Québec Super Expo-science fair, Québec Final, at the Aurèle-Racine Curling Club in Sorel-Tracy, Montérégie. Everyone is invited to come and discover the 125 best projects in the province…for free! The projects, created by 12 to 20 years old students, were all selected this past months during the Hydro-Québec Regional Finals.

Visitor schedule:

Friday, April 22nd :

9 a.m. to 11;50 p.m.*

Saturday, April 23rd :

9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24th :

9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

*Come and meet illusionist Luc Langevin, provincial spokesperson for the Hydro-Québec Science Fair

The event will end with an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 24th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at École secondaire Bernard-Gariépy gymnasium.


All about innovation and creativity

After succeeding at the local level and the regional finals of the Hydro-Québec Science Fair, the young exhibitors now have the opportunity to excel at the top provincial tier of the competition, showing off their projects to their families.

"When you visit the Québec Final of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, you meet dozens of young people displaying astounding innovative spirit!" says Marthe Poirier, National Co-ordinator of the Science Fairs Program. "We're nothing short of amazed when we see exhibitors in their teenage years who are working on a project such as making sea water drinkable, create an app to stop us from texting while driving, or make meals out of insects! The Réseau CDLS-CLS is proud to lend its expertise to allow the tomorrow's scientists to excel."

$250,000 in prizes for the next generation of scientists. 

On Sunday, April 24th, everyone is invited to attend the awards ceremony, $250,000 in prizes will be handed out. The ceremony will be held at École secondaire Bernard-Gariépy gymnasium and is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Webcast coverage of the ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at exposciences.qc.ca.  

During the ceremony, the names of the exhibitors who will represent the province of Québec at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, sponsored by Merck Canada Inc., will be announced. The delegation will be heading to Montreal, from May 15th to 20th. Three exhibitors will also be chosen to take part in the MILSET International Science Fair, to be held next year in Brazil.

All about the Hydro-Québec Science Fair

For a preview of the projects to be exhibited at the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Québec Final, to view the detailed schedule of events, or to learn more about the Hydro-Québec Science Fair, please visit exposciences.qc.ca. you can also follow the Science Fairs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you to the Science Fair's partners

The Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec is an event organized by the Réseau CDLS-CLS and made possible by the support of our presenting partner Hydro-Québec. This project is also financially supported by the Ministère de l'Économie, des sciences et de l'Innovation through the NovaScience program. Other national partners are: Merck Canada Inc. for the support of the experimentation side on the Science Fairs, the Alcoa Foundation, and our media partners La Presse + and BLD Publications (Les Explorateurs, Les Débrouillards et Curium).

Thank you to our Elite partner ArcelorMittal longs products, and our Distinction partner Autobus Intersco.Thank you also to our regional partners : M. Sylvain Rochon, député de Richelieu, Regroupement des commissions scolaires de la Montérégie, CIT Sorel-Varennes, Maxi de Sorel-Tracy, Eska, Gâteaux et tralala, Tim Hortons, and to our regional media partners: Les 2 Rives et La Voix.

About the Hydro-Québec Super science fair, Québec final

The top 125 sciences projects from across the province are competing during the Hydro-Québec Super science fair, Québec final. Exhibitors are 12 and 20 years old and are presenting experimental, conceptual or popularization projects.

About the Réseau CDLS-CLS:

Through regional Conseils du loisir scientifique, the Réseau CDLS-CLS is present everywhere in Québec and offers the following programs : Science Fairs, the Défis technologiques, the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2015 Québec Final Club des Débrouillards and Les Innovateurs à l'école. The Réseau CDLS-CLS also provides educational science kits to primary and high schools.

About NovaScience program:

This program is designed to improve the understanding of science and technology by the youth and the public at large as well as to promote the emergence of the new generation of scientists.




For further information: Maude Péloquin, Communication officer, Tel : 514 252-3027 ext. 3895 / Mobile : 514 772-3460, mpeloquin@cdls.qc.ca; Andrée Peltier, Press officer, Tel : 514 846-0003 / Mobile : 514 944-8689, apeltier@videotron.ca


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