By Tom Parisi
Students from across Northern Ontario will try to put the greatest scientific minds to shame this weekend at the Timmins Regional Science Fair.
Over 100 students from around the north will be competing for over $25,000 in prizes and bursaries.
President of Science Timmins Antoine Garwah said there aren’t as many students competing this year.
“Normally we’re over the 110 project mark, but we have 71 this year. The reason being the Tri-City schools are not participating, usually they enter every two years and this is the year between.”
Students will also get a first hand look on how Timmins has become a giant in the mining sector.
“The Competitors will get the opportunity to visit Gold Corps and meet with engineers, said Garwah, they’ll get a personal tour and understand the economics and fine points to mining.”
The fair kicks off Friday night with judging and public viewing of the projects and finally with the closing ceremony on Saturday afternoon.