For the past few years now, YHS students have participated in the Sanofi BioGenius Challenge, a competition focused on science projects in the field of Biotechnology. This year both Kayla L. and Jessica J. presented their projects, with Kayla receiving the Genome BC prize and Jessica placing 5th overall. Both also received a cash prize.
A couple of weeks later, our talented scientists headed to UBC on Saturday for the largest high school science fair this side of the Rockies, the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair.
Every Yorkie medalled, and two of our students were invited to the Canada-wide event. Click here to see our students talking about their projects.
Congratulations go to:
Jessica J. received Silver for her project on The Effect of Her-2 Expression on High-Grade Endometrial Cancer Tumor.
Kayla and Marissa L. received Bronze for their work entitled Duck, Duck, Goose! An Application of DNA Sequencing. They also received the Genome British Columbia Award and Genome BC Scholarship nomination.
Nicole T. was awarded Gold for her development of Rain, Rain, Go Away: The Piezoelectric Roof Tile. She also received the BCIC Student/Teacher Recognition Award, the John O’Connor Award, and is invited to the Canada Wide Science Fair in May, in Lethbridge, AB.
Elizabeth S. also received Gold for her work researching the Effect of Soft Tissue on Torsional and Compressional Strength of Porcine Spines. She has also been invited to join Team BC at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, AB.
Finally, Ms. Dennise Dombroski was awarded the BCIC Student/Teacher Recognition Award for her dedication to the Science Fair (at YHS and as a major contributor to the Regional Fair for many years now).
Learn more about some of the projects from our young scientists: