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Projects ready to go at the 2019 FLA Science Fair. Image via philosophers.

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

The exhibition will take place on March 21 and 22, 2024, and will be open to the public from 10am to 12pm in the Duncan MacArthur Hall at Queen's University.

Fair organizers said there is an increase in the number of participants this year, so students are encouraged to register now to secure their places. The deadline for registration is Sunday, March 3, 2024.

“All FLASF participants submit 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 statement. “Each age group will have winners in these divisions, with certificates, medals and prizes.”

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

Last year's exhibition witnessed the presentation of 150 projects by 170 participants. See our previous coverage for details on the projects that received the 2023 “Best in Show” award.

Community support ensures that FLASF can be held every year. FLASF has listed the following major sponsors for their 2024 event: Invista (Canada), Kingston Process Metallurgy (KPM), Leahurst College, St. Lawrence College, Queen's University, Queen's University Faculty of Education, local school boards, businesses and service organizations. .

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“FLASF is a registered non-profit charity run by a group of volunteers from the community to promote and encourage student activity in science,” organizers said. “We are guided and supported Youth Science CanadaIt is the national organization that enables Canadian youth to investigate scientific issues 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, prizes, full schedule of events, sponsor and more, is available online at www.flasf.on.ca.

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