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A reliance, and appliance of science: local students awarded

Awards for research.

A pair of Fort St John students received awards at the 61st Canada-Wide Science Fair on May 17-19.

Maryam Khanum and Swas Ghosh were among the 396 student finalists who were showcasing their projects at the fair this year.

Khanum’s project was Feasibility Assessment of MFC to Treat Oil and Gas Produced Water and Generate Electricity, which won them the intermediate – Silver Excellence Award. Ghosh’s project was Green Pools of CO2: The Effects of CO2 on Houseplants which won them the Intermediate - Bronze Excellence Award.

The event, held at the Edmonton Convention Centre attracted more than 7,000 visitors over the course of the first two days, with an additional 10,000 online visitors.

In total, 220 students shared more than $1.6 million in scholarships, awards, and prizes. Top awards in Discovery and Innovation went to Elizabeth Chen from Edmonton for a project on alternative cancer treatments, and Arushi Nath from Toronto with a project on planetary defense.

The 62nd edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair will be taking place in Ottawa, at the Carelton University from May 11-17 next year.


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