2017 Winner: ASTech Special Award: Young Science Ambassador for Sophia Fairweather [link to her video]
The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded through an industry initiative in 1989 to showcase the substantial achievements in Science & Technology in Alberta and to promote the importance of these activities to social and economic benefit. The 2017 winners are announced. Sophia is leading by example as an entrepreneur, leader and ambassador for the promotion of STEM pursuits for young women. As a grade 4 student in Edmonton, Sophia has developed multiple products, participated in international panels and been interviewed by national news outlets.