Aldergrove duo in B.C.’s brightest minds competition
B.C.'s Brightest Minds Competition returned to Playland on May 1, kicking off the 25th anniversary of the always popular Science and Physics Days. This program that gives over 10,000 high school and elementary students every year the chance to apply the lessons they've learned in the classroom to the high-flying rides at Playland.
Chester Lim and Andy Yoon from Fraser Valley Adventist Academy in Aldergrove will be the only team representing a school from Aldergrove in this elite competition. These two students will be one of up to 25 two-person teams, selected from among the top physics contenders across the province, who will have the opportunity to compete for one of three scholarships, totalling $3,000. Working with a set of problems, the necessary tools to solve those problems and access to Playland Amusement Park, they have just three hours to complete their task in the hope of being this year's lucky winners.
Playland once again joins the University of British Columbia in support of the annual competition by welcoming a team of expert educators from the UBC Physics department to help develop and oversee the contest. Along with formulating the questions and monitoring the competition, these esteemed physicists are also responsible for marking the competitors’ answers and determining this year’s lucky winners.