Prince Rupert student Aaliyah Mahboubi is going to Taiwan to compete in the 2018 International Science Competition. (Submitted)

Charles Hays student wins third place at international science fair

Aaliyah Mahboubi worked on her project generating electricity from muskeg for two years

After travelling across the world to compete in the 2018 International Science Fair, Charles Hays Secondary School student Aaliyah Mahboubi returned from Taiwan having won third place.

Her project, “Microbial Film Power Generation”, competed in the environmental category for her research generating electricity from muskeg. Students from more than 80 countries presented their projects at the fair. Mahboubi was one of two Canadian students invited to attend.

READ MORE: Charles Hays student to compete at science fair in Taiwan

“Aaliyah’s passion and motivation to improve our world left me speechless,” Tina Last, board chair in School District 52, said in a press release. “The board looked at what she has accomplished by Grade 9, and has high expectations that she will be a driving force in making our world more sustainable in the future.”

READ MORE: Regional Heritage Fair to return for fifth year



keili.bartlett@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Charles Hays Secondary students steal the show

Students put on a production of 9 to 5 the musical at the Lester Centre

Heart of Our City: From the boat to the classroom

Rod Hikida has taught generations of Prince Rupert Students

Prince Rupert Rampage rout Kitimat Ice Demons

The Prince Rupert Rampage beat the Kitimat Ice Demons Saturday night.

Choosing assisted suicide in rural B.C.

Chelsea Keays shares the story of what happened when her father decided to die

Canadians increasingly recognize the value of marine shipping

An Angus Reid study found 55 per cent of Canadians recognized marine shipping’s importance

Prince Rupert Rampage host Teddy Bear night

The Prince Rupert Rampage teamed up with the Salvation Army to give back this weekend

Shop Prince Rupert is back

These businesses are all taking part in the Shop Prince Rupert event until December 21 at noon

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

Most Read