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Lakeland students heading to Ottawa for Canada-wide science fair

“Breaking Boundaries: Lakeland Students Soar to National Science Fair in Ottawa!

Imagine being a high school student and having the opportunity to showcase your innovative scientific project on a national stage. Well, for a group of talented students from Lakeland, this dream is about to become a reality.

The recent independent regional science fair held at the Portage College campus in St. Paul was a display of scientific brilliance and creative thinking. Hosted by the St. Paul & District STEAM Society (SPDSS), the fair saw around 30 projects presented by students from various schools in the region.

Germinating seeds in space, using augmented reality to aid those with impaired hearing, and raising awareness about the dangers of vaping – these were just a few of the captivating projects that caught the judges’ attention. Each project was a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of the young minds behind them.

AstroFlora: Engineering Plant Growth for Space Exploration

Abeera Abbasi, a Grade 9 student from Glen Avon School, stole the show with her project “AstroFlora: Engineering Plant Growth for Space Exploration.” By experimenting with germinating basil seeds in a simulated space condition, Abbasi showcased the potential of using electrolysis to support plant growth in space colonies, with a particular focus on Mars. Her project not only impressed the judges but also ignited curiosity about the unexplored realms of outer space.

Augmented Reality for Impaired Hearing

Abdul Qudoos Abdulsalam’s project on using augmented reality to assist those with impaired hearing was a true example of technology being used for social good. By creating an app that simulates the auditory environment for users, Abdulsalam demonstrated how innovative solutions can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Raising Awareness on Vaping

Ryan Noel’s project on raising awareness about the harmful effects of vaping addressed a pressing issue among youth today. By conducting a survey and creating a presentation to educate his peers, Noel showed a deep commitment to promoting health and well-being among his community.

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence

The regional science fair not only celebrated scientific discovery but also highlighted the immense talent and potential of Lakeland’s youth. As Chris Cameron, SPDSS’ director of youth, expressed, the hard work and dedication of the participating students were truly commendable. The event would not have been possible without the support of teachers, mentors, volunteers, and organizations who were instrumental in guiding and facilitating the students’ projects.

Looking Towards the Future

As the winning students gear up to represent Lakeland at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. These young innovators are not just showcasing their projects but also shaping the future of science and technology. Their journey is a testament to the power of curiosity, creativity, and perseverance in driving meaningful change.

In conclusion, the regional science fair in Lakeland was not just a competition but a celebration of ingenuity, passion, and potential. It is a reminder that science knows no boundaries and that the next groundbreaking discovery could come from the minds of these inspiring young individuals. As we witness these students take flight to Ottawa for the national science fair, we are reminded of the limitless possibilities that await when we empower and support the next generation of scientists, inventors, and visionaries.”



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