LAB SKILLS CONTEST 2004
Results of 9th Annual Laboratory Skills Contest for High School Chemistry Students.
Fifty-eight local high-school students participated in the ninth annual chemistry lab skills contest held at the Abbotsford campus of the University College of the Fraser Valley on Saturday, October 16. This National Chemistry Week event is sponsored by the UCFV Department of Chemistry with financial support from the PromoScience program administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Each team of four students completed two experiments: the determination of the amount of calcium in a dietary supplement by means of a complexometric titration, and the synthesis of an inorganic compound.
The overall winner for the second straight year was W. J. Mouat Secondary School, with a team consisting of Carolyn Conrad, Caitlin Conrad, Charlotte Lin, and Emily Bell-Higgins. Last year’s runner-up, Yale Secondary School, again placed second with the team of Michelle Barker, Lisa Lin, David Fowler, and Corey Goosney. The team of Kate Lee, Ellen Ryn, Jane Lee, and Jing Lin, representing Maple Ridge Secondary School, was third. Members of the first-placed team will each receive $100, while members of the second- and third-placed teams will each receive $50 and $25, respectively. All of the participants enjoyed a post-contest chemistry magic show presented by UCFV staff and students and will be receiving a custom-designed t-shirt as a souvenir of the event.
A special thanks to our UCFV Student volunteers!
Christine Bergen, Emanuelle Bellavance, Jason Harvey, Leah Quanstrom, Lindsay Boon, Lisa Ego, Nick Boon and Tristan Chappell.
UCFV Staff members:
Aileen Ablog, Leanne Edwards, Art Last, Edward Lathioor, Shawn Millar, Gordon von Hollen and Jane Webb
PREVIOUS WINNERS IN THE COMPETITION WERE
- Sardis Secondary School (1996)
- Abbotsford Senior Secondary School (1997)
- Heritage Park Secondary School (1998)
- Yale Secondary School (1999)
- Yale Secondary School (2000)
- Yale Secondary School (2001)
- Yale Secondary School (2002)
- W. J. Mouat Secondary School (2003)