Young scientists invited to register for 2024 FLA Science Fair

Projects ready to go for the 2019 FLA Science Fair. Photo via FLASF.

Young scientists in grades 5 through 12 from all school boards in the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region are invited to register for the Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair (FLASF).

The fair will take place on March 21 and 22, 2024, with public viewing open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Duncan McArthur Hall at Queen’s University.

Fair organizers said that this year there is a capacity on the number of participants, so students are encouraged to register now to secure their spot. The deadline for registration is Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024.

“All FLASF participants present science projects in four project divisions: computer science and engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, life and earth sciences and human health sciences,” organizers said in a media release. “Each age category will have winners in these divisions, complete with certificates, medals and trophies.”

The FLASF Best of Fair winners will represent the region and join the other top 500+ science fair winners from across Canada at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May in Ottawa. The students will also compete for a variety of special awards sponsored by local organizations that include cash prizes, gift certificates, summer camp scholarships, or a summer internship, according to the release.

Last year’s fair saw 150 projects presented by 170 participants. See our previous coverage for details on the projects which took “Best In Fair” for 2023.

Community support ensures FLASF can take place each year. FLASF listed the following key sponsors for their 2024 event: Invista (Canada) Company, Kingston Process Metallurgy (KPM), Leahurst College, St. Lawrence College, Queen’s University, Queen’s University Faculty of Education, and local school boards, companies and service organizations.

“FLASF is a non-profit, registered charity run by a group of volunteers from the community to promote and encourage student activity in the sciences,” organizers said. “We are guided and supported by Youth Science Canada, the national organization that enables Canadian youth to investigate scientific questions and develop innovative solutions related to current and future challenges, and hosts the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair.”

Information about the FLA Science Fair, including registration, awards, the full schedule of events, becoming a sponsor, and more, is available online at www.flasf.on.ca.

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