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.”

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