Less than two months before Shad 2019, 500 of Canada’s top young minds travelled to this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton—their suitcases packed tight with creative STEAM solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
Like Shad, the Canada-Wide Science Fair attracts youth with a passion for STEAM and entrepreneurship.
Among all the talent, there were new Shads who will attend the program this summer and Shad Fellows whose projects were inspired and developed during the real-world design challenge. More than 20 Shads were finalists at the competition.
Shad offers a special award to intermediate finalists from rural or remote areas who embody Shad values through their thought leadership, initiative and strong enthusiasm for STEAM.
Initially, only two winners were supposed to be chosen, but out of 40 applicants, three students stood apart from the rest: Amy Gudmundson, Tamara Chisholm and Penelope Armstrong will each receive an $1,000 scholarship to attend Shad 2020.
Their projects looked at: the effectiveness of flash glucose monitoring systems, water toxicity in a local river in the Northwest Territories and water quality variances in Iqaluit.
Learn more about our award winners in an upcoming Q+A. Stay tuned.