We increase Canada's capacity for high quality research and innovation by assisting with the development of the scientific and technological talents of young people in our region.

WWSEF is open to Senior Elementary and High School students from Waterloo Region,
Wellington County, and Upper Grand District School Board.

Grade 7 to 12 home - schooled or students from schools that do not run science fair programs are also welcome as individual entries.

Join us on April 9, 2019 at Bingeman's for our
46th Annual Fair !

We celebrate the Nobel achievement of Donna Strickland, a long time judge at the WWSEF Fair!
donna strickland picDonna Strickland is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Professor Strickland is one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification with Gérard Mourou, her PhD supervisor at the time. They published this Nobel-winning research in 1985 when Strickland was a PhD student at the University of Rochester in New York state. Together they paved the way toward the most intense laser pulses ever created. The research has several applications today in industry and medicine - including the cutting of a patient's cornea in laser eye surgery, and the machining of small glass parts for use in cell phones. Strickland was a research associate at the National Research Council Canada, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a member of technical staff at Princeton University. In 1997, she joined the University of Waterloo, where her ultrafast laser group develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations. She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Premier's Research Excellence Award and a Cottrell Scholar Award. She served as the president of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2013 and is an OSA Fellow.
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This website has been created as a reference guide for students, teachers and advisors/mentors.
Included are tips on planning and carrying out scientific studies or experiments, lists of regulations, judging criteria, and information on eligibility, registration, program and awards at both the regional and national levels.

Website hosting has been donated by the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science.