Ottawa, ON, March 30, 2022 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair, held virtually from March 3-7, 2022. The talented young scientists not only received top honours in the 4-H competition, but won their way into the prestigious Canada-Wide Science Fair coming up May 16-20, 2022.
The 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair saw an impressive group of youth from grades 7 to 12 (or enrolled in CÉGEP) showcase their skills in STEM, while exploring their personal passions through experimentation, innovation, and invention. Following an initial judging round in January 2022, finalists were invited forward to the second round in March. The winners are as follows:
Mac Dykeman – Langley, BC
Project: A Simple, Scalable Method for Reducing Stress in Chicks During the First Seven Days Post-Hatch
Mark Norregaard – Balzac, AB
Project: A Comparison of Natural Corrosion Inhibitors on Metals
Alexandra O’Connor – Vibank, SK
Project: Do Cattle Impact the Canadian Grasslands?
For a full list of finalists, and to view their 2022 projects, go to 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair/2022.
“We congratulate the winners and commend all participants of the 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair; it is inspiring to see youth so engaged and passionate about STEM activities,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “4-H’ers continue to demonstrate their leadership and commitment to addressing global challenges and positively impacting their communities. Thank you to our partners and supporters, including Bayer Crop Science Canada, for continuing to empower youth to explore the vital field of STEM.”
The Science Fair is held annually as part of 4-H Canada’s ongoing commitment to furthering science and technology skills and knowledge development for youth through 4-H programming. The 2022 edition featured The University of Manitoba – Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences as the National Host Partner. The event is made possible through support from the Government of Canada, Semex, and 4-H Canada’s Science & Technology Pillar Partner, Bayer Crop Science Canada.
As interest in 4-H STEM programs continues to grow, 4-H Canada and Bayer Crop Science Canada are working together to ensure youth have access to experiential learning opportunities that better their communities, create global citizens, and build leaders of today.
“Curious minds need a place to shine, and this year’s winners are beaming,” said Trish Jordan, Sr. Communications Business Partner, Communication, Government & Industry Affairs with Bayer. “We want to encourage more youth to explore their passion in STEM and believe our partners at 4-H Canada have developed an excellent platform to showcase today’s talent.”
For more information on the 4-H Canada Science Fair, visit 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair.
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