LFAS Mac Dykeman wins at Canada Wide Science Fair!

Posted: June 10, 2018

Our own Mac Dykeman, Grade 7 LFAS Student won at the Canada Wide Science Fair held May 16th in Ottawa! There were only three Grande Prize Winners! Mac will be fully funded to accompany Team Canada to the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). As well as entrance scholarships to 6 Canadian Universities enabling further study.

Below is a photo of Mac Dykeman with Science Minister Kirsty Duncan.

Mac Dykeman, won the Best Junior Project prize for “Safer Chick-Ments: An Innovative Solution to Reducing Stress in Chick Shipments.”

Platinum Award – Best Junior Project
Mac Dykeman (age 12), Langley Fine Arts School, Langley BC
Safer Chick-Ments: An Innovative Solution to Reducing Stress in Chick Shipments
$1000
Receiving live chicks via mail order is common across Canada for small-scale chicken farmers. Based on her own experiences, Mac Dykeman became concerned with the rate of mortality for these chicks.  Mac designed a new shipping box that minimizes the hazards of high temperatures and structural weakness while addressing poor mobility. The trapezoid shape of her design increases airflow during shipment, while its circular interior minimizes the risk of chick injuries. Mac’s design has an estimated production price similar to current models.
To read more about Mac’s incredible accomplishment click on the links below:

Langley Fine Arts School

9096 - Trattle Street, Fort Langley
BC, V1M 2S6
Phone: 604-888-3113
Fax: 604-888-3578