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A Grade 6 student looks for a way to prevent concussions in soccer. A Grade 12 student applies years of research to figure out new ways to treat cancer in kids. What do these students have in common? A love for scientific inquiry and the Calgary Youth Science Fair!

This year, the Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF), Canada’s largest Science Fair, runs from April 4 to 6 at the Olympic Oval. Over 700 projects by almost 1,000 students from Grades 5-12 will be evaluated by 550 volunteer judges on Friday, April 5. Students will arrive, and their amazing projects will be on display, beginning at 8am on Friday morning.

“The imagination and innovation shown in these projects astounds us every year,” says CYSF President Chuck Buckley. “The future for mankind is bright in the hands of these developing young scientists and engineers.”

This love of scientific inquiry is inspired by teachers, parents and organizations like the University of Calgary.

“We’ve enjoyed a collaborative partnership with the Calgary Youth Science Fair for many years,” says Diane Kenyon, vice-president of University Relations at the University of Calgary, “and each April, we look forward to welcoming the hundreds of Calgary and area students of all ages who come to share their projects. Their ideas, imagination, and interest are all demonstrated through their willingness and outright enthusiasm in showcasing their work.”

The public is invited to check out all of the projects and the cool companies profiled in our interactive Science Lab on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Calgary Youth Science Fair relies completely on support from individuals, companies and organizations to fund this annual event. Information on how to donate and be a part of the inspiration can be found on our website at www.CYSF.org/support or by emailing us at Donate@CYSF.org.