SRC 2017 Science Fair applications extended to March 17, coming April 7

“[the objective of the Science fair] is to get students to put into action what (they) learn in the classroom, and also to emphasise the importance of invention and innovation to national development”

Coordinator for science and technology education at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, speaking about the SRC 2017 Science Fair

Science Fair lovers, your favourite competition now has a new date. Applications to enter the SRC (Scientific Research Council) 2017 Science Fair has been extended to March 17th 2017.

The science fair will be held at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica on Old Hope Road, St Andrew, on April 7. The theme, “Youth-centred Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” will see the competition displaying the scientific and technological skills of young people.

This mean a lot of primary, secondary and tertiary levels, including technical and vocational institutions putting their skills on show and vying for top honours under the following categories:

  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Food and agro-processing
  • Energy
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)
  • Electronics, with a focus on cybersecurity
  • Health and safety
  • Sports

Expect to see drone demonstrations, quiz competitions. A lot of teachers with their students hunting for glory and cash prizes, especially after the success of Titchfield High. Albeit they’d placed third in the secondary school category at the 2016 science fair, they went on to participate in the Caribbean Youth Science Forum in Trinidad, beating some 28 Caribbean teams fir first place.

So definately gonna see the best that Jamaicans school student have to offer in terms of science and technology.


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