Joshua Street, a Grade 9 student at Bezanson School, placed first in the Peace Country Regional Science Fair (PCRSF), held in Peace River on March 15-16, 2019. He won gold for his project, Pro-Detector, which was named best in the Grades 9-10 Biotechnology, Engineering and Mathematics category, and Best in Fair.
Joshua created a programmable fire alarm that can be reset for a few minutes using a radio signal. This is especially useful if an alarm is set off by burnt toast – the homeowner can reset the alarm for couple of minutes to deal with the smoke. The alarm will automatically turn itself back on in a set amount of time, minimizing the need to pull the batteries to reset it. His school says Joshua did all the coding and 3D-printed the necessary parts for the project.
His gold medal win means Joshua will be heading to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, NB on May 11-17. Congratulations, Joshua!
View the official PCRSF results at https://sites.google.com/view/pcrsf/home. View details about the Canada Wide Science Fair at https://cwsf.youthscience.ca/fair/welcome-fredericton-2019.