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City Centre

Sun, Jun 30: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Jul 1: 10:00 - 5:00


Sun, Jun 30: Closed
Mon, Jul 1: Closed

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City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

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Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

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Science Expo 2019

Science enthusiasts gathered together at the City Centre Branch on May 2 for the library's 4th Annual Science Expo. Judges interviewed the participants -- all students who live or go to school in the Tri-Cities -- and scored the projects. There were a total of ten judges: eight from the Department of Science and Technology at Douglas College, one (a student) from Simon Fraser University, and one (a past judge) from Environment Canada.

Highlights included:
  • an examination of the practical uses and challenges of electromagnetic levitation
  • an examination of the durability and strength of three different types of bridges
  • a test of a therapy that could improve treatment of neuroendocrine prostate cancer
  • a test of whether different types of soil can affect plant growth
Winners received trophies (for first place) and medals (for second and third place), and prize cheques.
Our thanks to all the participants, parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, judges, and volunteers who supported the event, as well as our dedicated partners: School District 43 and Douglas College!

See all the winners below and catch the Science Expo video (produced by Tri-Cities Community Television).


Elementary Category: Grades 4 and 5

1st Place

Matthew Moran - École Kilmer Elementary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Does Soil Type Affect Plant Growth?

2nd Place

Samuel Celis - SelfDesign Learning, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: Do Video Games Make You Smarter or Dumber?

3rd Place

Taylor Petterson - École Porter Street Elementary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Bridges and Structure

Middle Category: Grades 6, 7 and 8

1st Place

Jack Chapell - Minnekhada Middle, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: How to Train Your Gecko

2nd Place 
Hannah Celis - SelfDesign Learning, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: Putting Your Liquid Gold to Good Use

3rd Place

Isaac and Elliott Fulljames - B.C. Christian Academy, Port Coquitlam
Project Name: Constructive Destruction

Junior Category: Grades 9 and 10

1st Place

Olivia Liang and Nora Zheng - Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Pepper vs. Cooking Method

2nd Place
Sarah Feng - Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Digital or Printed? 

3rd Place

Athena Cai - Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Lost and Found 

Senior Category: Grades 11 and 12

1st Place

Hoomehr Mangoli - Pinetree Secondary, Coquitlam
Project Name: Electromagnetic Levitation, Revisited

2nd Place

Ishana Lodhia - Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody
Project Name: Prostate Cancer: Annihilation

Science Expo Video

Produced by Tri-Cities Community Television

If you couldn't make it, catch some of the Science Expo in this short video.

Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)