"Best ever" Science Fair held at the Faculty

Monday, March 29, 2010

Students, teachers, families and university and community representatives came together on the weekend for 40th London District Science & Technology Fair. The faculty welcomed 185 students displaying 134 projects. Among them were a record-setting 17 intermediate and 13 senior projects.

Students received prizes donated by many corporate and academic sponsors. Presenters included elected officials, representatives of corporate Canada and many deans, associate deans and professors of Western.

The Faculty of Education sponsored the Teachers Award presented to Lise Goyette, alumna of the Faculty, a long time supporter of the Science Fair, and Grade 7 teacher at Orchard Park School in London. "I feel a great pride in the work that our students put forth and the commitment that it requires on theirs and our part as teacher/mentors is immeasurable," said Ms. Goyette. "Our students go on to high school with a great deal of confidence in the sciences and I do believe that this is in great part due to their experience here with the Science Fair. Several of our students went on to the National and International Fair and have gone on to studies related in Sciences of various sorts and their success encourages others."

Executive Committee member Professor Patrick Whippey (pictured here with Ms. Goyette) said the response to the Science Fair "speaks to the talent of the young people of London and the surrounding Counties. The opportunities are here, the ability of the students is here, and we have to provide the environment in which they can thrive. London needs it, Ontario Needs it, and Canada really needs it if we are to succeed as a country."