The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Aidan Aird, Grade 10 student at St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham, for recently winning the gold medal at the York Region Sci-Tech Fair, which took place March 28, 2015 at Stephen Lewis SS in Vaughan. This is the fourth year in a row that Aidan has won gold at this region-wide science and technology competition.
The York Region Sci-Tech Fair provides Grade 7 – 12 students in York Region’s Catholic, public, and private schools an opportunity to showcase their scientific research and meet other young scientists. It also encouraged students to explore and learn about different fields of science while also celebrating the achievements of young scientists in York Region.
Approximately 90 student projects in the categories of: Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, were displayed and presented to a panel of judges.
Students competed for a variety of awards and the chance to represent York Region and compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair taking place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 14-16, 2015. After three grueling rounds of judging, several York Catholic students, including Aidan, were awarded a variety of medals and awards.
This will be the fourth year that Aidan has qualified to compete at the prestigious Canada-Wide Science Fair. Last year, he won a gold medal at the national competition for his project, ‘The Turbo-Eco Cookstove Plus: Improving Living Conditions in Developing Nations.’
The York Catholic District School Board wishes Aidan Aird the best of luck as returns to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May. The Board also congratulates all participants in this year’s competition and thanks the dedicated teacher mentors, supervisors and volunteers who helped to make this event happen.