Team Canada-ISEF 2014
Team Canada-ISEF 2014 will represent this country at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California from May 11-16.
The Intel ISEF is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science that brings together over 1,500 students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to compete for over $4 million in awards, scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and 3 grand prizes, including a US$75,000 college scholarship.
Each year Canada sends a team of 18 finalists and the results have been spectacular - on average, 80% of Team Canada members have won awards. Each year, young Canadian scientists like you are proving they're world-class.
If you think you've got what it takes, check out what it takes to apply for Team Canada-ISEF.
PRSF Students Win Gold and Silver at the CWSF
The 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair was held in Lethbridge, AB from May 11 to 18. The PRSF was represented by:
Laurence replaced Ruth Norman (Port Hope) who was not able to attend.
At the Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 16, Laurence received a Silver Medal in the Intermediate age category, completing his set of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.
At the Senior level, Adam was not only awarded the Gold Medal, but also the Weizmann Canada Award for Scientific Achievement ($4700) , the Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award ($4000), the Challenge Award for Health Science ($1000) and ... the Best Project Award ($10000) among the 480 finalists! An outstanding achievement and a first for the Peterborough Region.
Adam Noble accepting his best project award
CWSF Participants Send-Off
The winners of the 44th annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair — Adam Scott Collegiate Grade 9 student Laurence Emery (Airport Icing Operations), Lakefield District Secondary School Grade 12 student Adam Noble (Silver Nano-Particle Therapy) and Holy Cross Secondary School Grade 9 student Saad Alam (Catalase and Detoxification) — gather at Trent University on Thursday, May 9th just before leaving for the 52nd annual Canada Wide Science Fair which starts on Saturday May 11th and continues until May 18th in Lethbridge, Alta.
Ruth Norman, who was originally selected to go to the CWSF, was unable to attend because of previous commitments. She was replaced by Lawrence Emery with his project Airport Icing Operations.
Lawrence, Adam and Saad at the CWSF send-off
2013 PRSF Results
Download the complete awards script as a PDF file
Distinguished Service Award
The Peterborough Regional Science Fair Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Huda Al Haddad has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Youth Science Canada.
The award was presented at the Peterborough Regional Science Fair awards ceremony in Wenjack Theatre on Tuesday, April 9th at 3:30 p.m.
Huda has been involved with the PRSF since 1988, and began her long association as a Judge, which is her current role today. She also served as Director from 1998 - 2001.
She has been a mentor to many students and worked with others to promote science to local schools. To many, she has encouraged them and showed them the important role of science in our everyday lives. In 1997, she helped to establish a science camp for students from Grade 6 – 8. The two day summer camp was a valuable experience for these budding scientists, some of whom had never been away from home before. It was a unique camp experience with a balance of fun and education. Huda created labs and experiments for this group and hired graduate and undergraduate students to teach them. The program is still running today, thanks to her hard work and dedication.
In 2010, Trent and the City of Peterborough hosted the Canada Wide Science Fair. Huda took on the role of Chair of On Campus Hospitality. She recruited volunteers to be on her team and arranged for food service and accommodation for the event. Special attention was paid to every detail and Huda and her team went above and beyond the call of duty. The fair was a tremendous success and we received numerous thank you messages and comments about how wonderful the food and accommodations were.
The Peterborough Regional Science Fair now has Facebook and Twitter accounts. This will help you stay connected with any important information regarding the Science Fair such as deadlines and different events the science fair has within the community.
YSC Ethics Rules
Recently, the Youth Science Canada changed certain ethical rules that affect the eligibility of projects for both the PRSF and the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Please make sure to check all relevant rules before you start your project.
If your project involves human participants see
Participation of Humans in Research - Significant Risk
If your project involves animals see
If your project involves the firearms or hazardous materials and equipment see