Students showcase their science savvy at KPU

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Student scientists are taking the stage at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus this week.

In partnership with Simon Fraser University, KPU’s faculty of science and horticulture is pleased to host the eighth annual South Fraser Regional Science Fair on April 10 and 11 at KPU Surrey.

Approximately 140 students in grades 7 to 12 from more than 30 public and independent schools in Surrey and Delta will showcase their wealth of scientific knowledge through a variety of projects and experiments.

Each project will explore one of six categories: biotechnology, earth and environmental sciences, engineering and computing sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and physical and mathematical sciences.

Students will compete for up to eight positions to represent B.C. at the Canada-wide Science Fair to be held this year in Windsor, Ontario from May 10 to 17.

Members of the public and media are encouraged to view the projects in the Surrey campus gymnasium on Friday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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KPU’s science programs provide students with an education beyond classroom learning, combining theory with an applied learning experience so students might analyze and explore the world on a level most people never see. For more information visit,

The SFRSF is jointly sponsored by KPU, SFU, the Surrey and Delta school districts, Advanced Systems Integrators and the Science Fair Foundation of BC.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 145 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Learn more at


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