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Local Students Tout Research at U of M Science Fair

April 9, 2014 7:49 AM | News

University of ManitobaStudents from over 30 Winnipeg schools are gathering at the University of Manitoba today for the 44th Annual Winnipeg Schools’ Science Fair.

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.

More than 400 students from grades 4-12 are participating in the event, held on the U of M’s Bannatyne campus downtown.

“Some of our faculty members are volunteer judges and they really enjoy the opportunity, said Brian Postl, Dean of the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine. “It gives us a chance to engage with the students and see how excited they are to showcase their projects — it’s a great experience for everyone.”