BP Outstanding CYSF Coordinator Awards
The BP Outstanding CYSF Coordinator Awards (Sponsored by BP Canada) recognize the efforts of Science Fair Coordinators/Teachers to make learning fun and to engage the interests of their students through science fair activities. Coordinators are nominated by students participating in the Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) for their efforts to motivate the students and help bring science to life. Two awards are granted, one at the elementary and one at the secondary level, and include a trophy and cheque for the school to further engage students in science.
2017 Science Fair Timeline
October 1, 2016
Online school sign-up opens.
October 1, 2016
Registration of independent coordinators begins.
October 31, 2016
Online school sign-up ends.
November 15, 2016
Deadline for independent coordinator registration.
Early December, 2016
Student/Project Online Registration Opens.
November 2016 - February 2017
Schools work with their students on their
projects. Check out the Project Tips section.
January - February 2017
School-based science fairs take place.
February 20, 2017
Deadline for completing online student/project
March 6-10, 2017
Students/Project check-in/set-up packages sent to schools
April 12, 2017
Student/Project Check-in & Set-up at University of Calgary's Olympic Oval,
12 noon - 6 pm.
April 14, 2017
Students arrive - no earlier than 7:30 am.
1st round of project judging 8 am - 12 noon.
2nd round of project judging 1 pm - 3:30 pm.
Students leave - 3:30 pm.
April 15, 2017
Fair open to public 9 am - 12 noon.
Awards ceremony 12 noon - 1 pm .
Take the Science Fair Challenge - Get Involved!
The 2017 Calgary Youth Science Fair will be held at the University of Calgary's Olympic Oval.
The mission of the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is "to promote an appreciation for scientific principles and method in the youth of Calgary by means of an annual science competition". Every year approximately 800 students from schools in and around Calgary gather to take part in Canada's largest science fair.
The fair is open to students in grades 5 through 12. Students normally register through the science fair coordinator at their school. If a school does not sign up for the fair, then parents have the option of registering their child directly, as an independent. If you are a parent interested in entering your child as an independent please contact Fraser Head at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The science fair is organized by the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society to encourage and promote ongoing interest in science. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the business, scientific, and education communities of Calgary.