The love for science was apparent at this year's Red Deer Mini Maker Faire.

Students from Central Middle, Fairview and Mountainview Elementary filled the Learning Commons at Red Deer College on Saturday, showcasing their talent in everything from robotics to smart phone adhesive.

At 8-years-old Sophia Fairweather already has her own business selling her creations including windshield band aids and cell phone cancer prevention patches.

Not only is she an entrepreneur, but she’s also an advocate for young girls in science.

“You can do it. You can do it an early age and you can also do it at an older age. Usually when I go to science groups I don’t see a lot of women,” said Fairweather.

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For 12-year-old Lauren Voison (left in the photo) robotics is her specialty, so it’s only fitting her brushbots were on full display along with her own version of Dance Dance Revolution.

Something she hopes encourages more kids to get involved with science.

“I think it’s important to learn about robotics and technology at a young age because we’re in a world where everything is built through technology or has something to do with technology,” said Voison.

Voison also owns her on company that produces mini-robotics for students and has partnered up with her sister Ashley to make life easier. 

Fairweather’s products can be found at http://www.startupbysophia.com, while Voison’s products can be found at http://www.robotsrfun.com.

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