- May 8, 2019
UMS students have achieved outstanding results in the York Region Science and Technology Fair! This Fair is open to students in Grades 7 – 12 currently attending a York Region public, catholic, or private school, are homeschooled, or who reside in York Region. This year, 161 projects were submitted from a variety of schools within the York Region. The projects were judged by members of staff from the faculties at York University, which included: the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Biology, and the Faculty of Physics.
This is UMS’ third year of attending the York Region Science and Technology Fair and we are pleased to celebrate all five of our Grade Eight students who participated in the Fair: Lauren , Isabella, Maya, James, and Jaden. All our students did very well and impressed judges and the public with their outstanding projects and scientific knowledge.
We are proud to announce that for the third year in a row, UMS students won top awards. This year our students came away with 5 awards out of 161 projects which is most impressive: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze and 2 Best in Fair awards.
- Lauren won a bronze medal in the Junior Earth and Environmental Sciences category for her innovation project, “Solar Disinfection of Water in Developing Countries”.
- Isabella won a silver medal in the Junior Earth and Environmental Sciences category for her innovation project, “The Solar Powered Water Filter”. Isabella also won a Best in Fair award. She was awarded the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Award. This award recognized an outstanding project that contributed to protecting, restoring and conserving natural resources.
- James won a silver medal in the Junior Engineering and Computer Science category for his innovation project, “3D Printed Finger Splint”. James also won a Best in Fair award. He was awarded the YRSTF Physics and Engineering award. This award recognized an outstanding project related to physics, engineering or math.