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Calgary Youth Science Fair

Calgary Youth Science Fair

April 17, 2012 16:26 ET

University of Calgary hosts 50th anniversary of Calgary Youth Science Fair

Olympic Oval to play host to young scientists from April 18-21

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - The Calgary Youth Science Fair will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a new location at the University of Calgary's Olympic Oval. The university is a proud sponsor of this year's event, moving the fair to its new home, reflecting a new partnership with the University of Calgary.

The science fair is organized by the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society to encourage and promote ongoing interest in science. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the business, scientific, and education communities of Calgary. Every year approximately 1000 students from schools in and around Calgary compete to take part in Canada's largest regional science fair.

Students will set up their exhibits on April 18th, and participate in a full day of judging on April 20. On Saturday, April 21st the fair will be open to the public to view the projects and check out the fun and interactive Beakerhead activities. Activities will include a VJ & DJ Booth, TagBot, LED Graffiti Interactive street art, flying robots and a mutant chair.

Media and the public are invited to attend this year's event to support and celebrate 50 years of the Calgary Youth Science Fair.

Event Agenda:
Wednesday, April 18
12:00noon - 6:00 p.m. Student check-in and set-up
Thursday, April 19
5:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. Judges' Preview (no students present)
Friday, April 20
7:30 a.m. Students arrive
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1st round of project judging
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon and CYSF Alumni address students
1:00 - 3:30pm 2nd round of project judging
3:30 p.m. Students leave
Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fair open to public
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Beakerhead activities
12:00 p.m. Awards ceremony

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Contact Information

  • University of Calgary
    Brooke Hunter
    Media Relations Advisor
    403-220-4756 or Cell: 403-852-5047

    Calgary Youth Science Fair
    Susan Michaud - Chair, Media and Communications
    403-777-6840 ext. 2015 or Cell: 403-669-6883
    Home: 403-726-1400