Fraser Lake’s Schulz takes silver in international science fair

Fraser Lake’s Elizabeth Schulz brought home a silver medal from the 2017 Taiwan International Science Fair.

`Fraser Lake’s Elizabeth Schulz triumphed over students from 22 countries this Februrary to bring home a silver medal from the 2017 Taiwan International Science Fair.

Fraser Lake’s Elizabeth Schulz triumphed over students from 22 countries this February to bring home a silver medal from the 2017 Taiwan International Science Fair.

One of two Canadian representatives at the event, Schulz, Grade 12, finished second in the Animal Sciences category with her research on pond snails and their behaviour in reaction to different colours of light. Olive Li from Vancouver won a bronze medal in the Microbiology category.

With science students from 22 countries gathered at the five-day international science fair, there was much sharing of culture and science, said accompanying FLESS staff Lilly Schulz.

“The advancements and discoveries young adults from across the world are making gives us great hope for the future,” Schulz said. “The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, attended the awards ceremony and encouraged the young people to continue working towards creating a better future.

“The Taiwan International Science Fair was an experience Elizabeth will remember for the rest of her life.”

For Charlene Seguin, superintendent of schools in Nechako Lakes school district, it is a reminder that residents of small, lesser known, communities can also achieve success.

“We are so proud of Elizabeth and know that this experience will inspire her to even greater things,” Seguin stated. “I think she is a reminder that individuals from small, unimposing and possibly unimportant places can accomplish great things if the opportunities are there for them to get started.”