Young, Gifted & Black Science Fair (YGBSF)
Information for Students
Imhotep's Legacy Academy's (ILA) is hosting the FIRST VIRTUAL Young, Gifted & Black Science Fair (YGBSF). This Science Fair is designed to get students of African descent excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
- Each student must register in their corresponding grade category.
- The projects must be done individually.
- All YGBSF projects will be judged, and ILA will give prizes to the top three students.
- All YGBSF projects will go to the Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) national competition (Phase 1).
- The projects for YGBSF and CBSN competitions will be at the conceptual level (ideas).
- The top three projects from Phase 1 will go to CBSN Phase 2.
- For Phase 2, these students will be required to build or create their projects.
- ILA will pay for the registration fees and the cost of materials required for any YGBSF projects that win in Phase 1.
- ILA will also help to arrange STEM mentors for these students.
- The top three from CBSN (Phase 2) science fair will go to the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF).
- Junior - Grades 7-8
- Intermediate - Grades 9-10
- Senior - Grades 11-12
|REGISTER||Registration deadline||January 9th, 2022|
||Practice Science Fair
||January 16th, 2022|
||Young, Gifted & Black Science Fair (YGBSF)||January 23rd, 2022|
||Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) national competition (Phase 1)||January 30th, 2022|
|COMPETE REGIONALLY-2||Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) national competition (Phase 2)||April 1st, 2022|
||Canada-wide Science Fair (CWSF)||May 16th-20th, 2022|
Exciting Gift Prizes
ILA will give prizes to the top three (3) students from the YGB Science Fair in Nova Scotia:
- 1st Prize – $125 value
- 2nd Prize – $100 value
- 3rd Prize – $75 value
How to Get Started
|1. Register to be a contestant using the Young, Gifted & Black Science Fair (YGBSF) Registration Form.|
|2. Brainstorm to help you come up with a project idea||
|3. Read the safety information for different STEM projects - Youth Science Canada Safety policies||
4. Get information about doing ethical STEM work when working with humans or animals
For answers to any questions, please contact ILA's Project Engineer, Ms. Nikita Wambyakaley by phone (902-494-2400) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).