Palmer’s 12th Annual Science Fair – Palmer’s Science Olympics
Richmond District’s longest running and largest Science Fair highlighted an amazing number of experiments and innovations. The fair is designed to get students doing hands-on experimental science and research as well as set their imagination loose. This year featured quite a large number of innovation and products.
In the grade 8 division, Andrew Hemstapat and Soma Inokuchi zoomed in to build their own low-cost microscope. Taking the bronze medal, Jing Ma developed her own set of markers, while Vivian Tan sought to remove permanent markers to win her silver medal. Finally, Ali Rizvi captured gold with his app/UR code project for road signs that could lead to driving safety and autonomous driving.
Mohammed Al-Seragi emerged again as the top grade 9 student with his refined metallic-Pb capture device for water purification that also captured first place. Nicolas To and Zechariah Noronha created and tested a special glue to capture second. Joan Liu and Sabrina Teng’s eco-friendly cutlery served up bronze medals and Dania Othman and Tasneet Suri tested skin protection from chlorine to earn Honorable Mention.
Palmer’s Science Fair involved 58 presenters, over 50 volunteers, mentors and judges, and were visited by over 200 students, including those from local elementary schools.
The top six school teams will be competing in the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at The Nest @ UBC, April 12-14, where two years ago Palmer was the Top School in the number of awards won. Come cheer them on!