Congratulations to Hassan Ahmad, inventor and Grade 9 student at Seaquam Secondary School, for winning the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) Gold Intermediate Excellence Award for his submission to create inexpensive glasses to allow the visually impaired to navigate their surroundings efficiently. Learn more about Hassan’s invention here: Smart Sight: A Vision of Hope. Prior to moving forward as a finalist to the CWSF, Hassan won a provincial award – the Sanofi Biogenius Award, and a divisional award (Engineering & Computing Sciences) for his project in the South Fraser Regional Science Fair.
Congratulations also to Jai Bhatia from Seaquam Secondary School for winning two provincial awards in the South Fraser Regional Science Fair – the BC Nature Award and the Sanofi Biogenius Award – for his project Lakebook: A Novel Application to Protect and Conserve Water Bodies With a Tap of a Finger.
The weeklong CWSF brings together the country’s top young scientists in grades 7-12. It has been held every year since 1962, except 2020 when it was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. In addition to scientific, social and cultural activities, the 500 finalists compete for medals, cash prizes, scholarships and exclusive opportunities.