"Key project for motivation and school perseverance among young people", according to teacher Patrick Frappier, from Lucien-Pagé high school in Montreal, the Science Fair allows young participants to establish concrete contact with science and technology. The illusionist Luc Langevin acts this year as national spokesperson.
Elementary, secondary and college-level youth are invited to imagine a scientific and / or technological project, to carry it out, and to present it to the public from the point of view of experimentation, design or scientific popularization during the one of the 12 regional finals Science Fair, which will be held across Quebec in March and April. In 2013, more than 1600 participants are expected.
The subjects tackled are very diverse and often glaring topical. Judges will determine the projects that will make it to the Quebec Grand Final, which will take place from April 18 to 21, 2013 in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
While registrations continue until the end of February, several young people have been working hard on their project since the start of the school year.
The Hydro-Québec Science Fairs are organized by the CDLS-CLS Network and supported by major sponsors. the spokesperson this year is the illusionist Luc Langevin. Through his involvement in the Expo-sciences movement, he wishes to support young people in their desire to learn and in their passion for science. “They are curious people who, like me, want to understand what surrounds them, to build on what they have learned and to always go further in their desire to learn. I want to encourage them in this direction and bring the general public to take a different look at the world of science and at these young people, full of talents, who will form the next generation of scientists of tomorrow ”, he declares in a commentary. Press release issued by the Scientific Leisure Development Council (CDLS).
As every year, the public is invited to visit the Expo-sciences in order to encourage young people in their passion. the calendar is available on the Expo-sciences website.