Top Prizes Awarded at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Thu, 2016-05-19 23:22 -- Jessie MacAlpine


The Canada-Wide Science Fair is excited to announce the top winners of CWSF 2016.

After hours of hard work and days of presentations the 480 finalists gathered at Theatre St-Denis today to celebrate their accomplishments and learn the recipients of the Grand Awards and other numerous prizes.

With almost $1 million in cash prizes, awards, and scholarships to hand out, the Awards Ceremony caps off a fantastic week of activities in Montreal. Canada-Wide Science Fair constitutes the championship round of the national science fair program, where finalists from regional science fairs across the country, in grades 7 through 12 (including CEGEP), meet and compete.

The Best Project Award went to:

Kayley Ting (above: left) from Richmond Hill, ON, for her project: Analysis of Electrodermal Activity to Quantify Stress Levels in Autism. Kayley built a sensor to monitor electrodermal activity in order to identify and quantify stress indicative of a sensory overload in individuals with autism. She hopes this can be turned into a wearable device to help assist autistic individuals.

Platinum Awards of $1,000 were awarded to:

Katherine Teeter (above: centre) from Markdale, ON, for her project: Synthetic Limpet Teeth for Improved Joint Performance. She designed an all-natural alternative to the current material used for prosthetic implants. She determined that her innovative material can help reduce the adverse health affects associated with current prosthetic technology.

Sophie Hoye Pacholek (above: right) from Calgary, AB, for her project: The Genius Genus: Aspen Adaptations. In her experiments, Sophie attempted to identify if clonal groups of aspen trees grew in a spatial pattern. When she noticed there was no observable pattern, she performed genetic analysis, discovering that a subset of the trees were not genetically related.

The finalists will display their projects at public viewing tomorrow, Friday May 20, 2016 at Tomlinson Hall at McGill University from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Download a list of award recipients

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