April 23, 2012
Scores of students put their talents to the test at the Sandals Foundation’s First Annual Science Fair.
The competition called for students to create a tourism product that integrated science, math, economics, art, communications and technology.
It was held Friday afternoon in the Fred Kassner Conference Center at Sandals Royal Bahamian under the theme: “The Resort of the Future”.
The competition was judged by Dr. Olivia Saunders: Professor of Economics at College of the Bahamas, Dr. Llewellyn Curling: Dr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Technology of the Science School of Mathematics & Technology of College the Bahamas.
Contestants were asked to design an ecofriendly resort of the future. The resort design was to answer the following questions:
1. What is the name of your resort?
2. Where would you construct your resort?
3. How does your resort reduce its carbon footprint?
4. How does your resort protect itself against natural disasters?
5. How does your resort utilize its natural environment as an attraction without significantly impacting or changing it?
6. How does your resort dispose of its waste?
7. How does your resort conserve energy?
8. How does your resort provide food for its guest?
The students were asked to create a model resort ( depicted in anyway the student wished i.e. drawing, painting, computer generated, three dimensional model made out of cardboard). They were also required to provide an essay (maximum 500 words) explaining the design and answering the above questions, an example of promotional material which will sell the resort and a five minute oral presentation to judges.
The results were as follows:
Solange Allen - Xavier's Lower School
1st Place Winner
Best Model Resort
Devyn Monre - Kingsway Academy
2nd place Winner
Kriston Simms - Our Lady's School
3rd Place Winner
Best Promotional Material