Bringing students to campus: Science fair provides an opportunity to engage

WHAT: The Winnipeg Schools’ Science Fair brings hundreds of Grade 4-12 participants to the U of M every year. More than 400 students proudly present their scientific skills at the Bannatyne campus.

HOW IT WORKS: Members of the Faculty of Health Sciences and industry experts are among the volunteer judges. Students are encouraged to identify, plan and solve a problem—or sets of problems—using science inquiry from one of the nine project categories, which include: automotive and engineering; biology; chemistry; computer and information technology; consumer science; earth and environmental science; physics and mathematics; social science; and sustainable development and innovation.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: The fair provides the young scientists with a platform to exchange ideas with other participants, as well as discuss their research and make connections with experts in the field.

ITS REACH: The annual day-long event (held in April), hosted by the U of M’s College of Medicine, involves participants from more than 30 Winnipeg School Division schools.