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Apr 20
Student scientists win gold at regionals, advance to Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Eight Surrey students from various elementary and secondary schools won gold at the recent South Fraser Regional Science Fair, earning them a trip to Regina for the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May.


Eight Surrey students have advanced to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Saskatchewan after winning gold at the South Fraser Regional Science Fair.

More than 100 Surrey and Delta students in Grades 7 through 12 competed in the South Fraser fair, which took place over two days at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The event culminated with an awards ceremony with B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

The eight finalists chosen to proceed to the national competition in Regina are:

  • Winnie Xu (Elgin Park Secondary) - Function of Podocalyxin in the Maintenance of the Blood Brain Barrier.
  • Charles Wang (Semiahmoo Secondary) and Spencer Zezulka (Elgin Park Secondary) - Solar-Powered Production of Clean Fuel Through the Fermentation of Clostridium Acetobutylicum.
  • Jenny Mei (Elgin Park Secondary) - Preventing Eutrophication: Excess Phosphorus Management through Reactive Filtration.
  • Cheryl Chen and Stuti Sharma (Hyland Elementary) - CHARMA 2.0-What is the best design of a spacecraft that enables humans to colonize in space?
  • Jesse Pound and Katarina Vuorensivu (Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning) - The Technosleeve reusable coffee cup sleeve that measures the temperature of hot beverages and plays a song when hits optimal drinking temperature.

The 2017 Canada Wide Science Fair takes place May 14-20.

More photos from the South Fraser Regional Science Fair are available here.

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