Going to the 2004 CWSEF in St. Johns!
Scroll down for their winning projects.



Bonita Costigane

  • Award of Merit,
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Best of the Biotechnology Category.

  • Gr 12, St. John's-Kilmarnock
    Project Title:  Breeding Better Barley

    Is organic really better?
    Does breeding new varieties change more than the desired characteristics?
    "Breeding Better Barley" measures the nutritional quality of barley seeds, comparing organic to conventional growth, and newly bred varieties versus old varieties of barley seeds. Near-infrared technology and Dumass ovens have produced research-inspiring results.

    Project Report
    Joanna Doody

  • Award of Merit,
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Best of the Physical Science Category,
  • Sir Isaac Newton Award.

  • Gr 9,  Elmira District Secondary School
    Project Title:  Sounds Good To Me

    Two experiments were designed to discover the effect that different materials, at fixed and varying frequencies, have on reducing the transmission of sound. The first experiment tested materials for their sound blocking abilities. The second experiment tested four materials to discover whether high or low frequencies were attenuated more.

    Project Report
    Paul Emiljanowicz

  • Award of Merit,
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Sir Isaac Newton Award
  • Sci-Tech Ontario Stepping Stone Award

  • Gr 8, Christ the King
    Project Title:  Long Live The Bubble

    I was curious as to whether hydrating agents added to basic bubble formulas, along with their environment would have an effect on the lifespan of a manmade bubble. Would both factors play a role? I could conclude after my experiment that additives and controlled environments will produce amazing results.

    Project Report
    Perryn Kruth

  • Award of Merit,
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Best of the Life Science Category
  • Pfizer Award of Excellence for Best Project in the Fair
  • Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award.

  • Gr 8, King George Public School
    Project Title:  Attack of the Enemy Mutants!

    I studied the development of antibiotic resistance in a strain of Staphylococcus aureus. The rate of development of resistance to each of nine antibiotics commonly used to treat such infection was determined. Further investigation examined loss of acquired resistance and factors affecting numbers of exposures needed for resistance to develop.

    Project Report
    Andrew Pittet

  • Award of Merit,
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal

  • Gr 12, St. John's-Kilmarnock
    Project Title:  Beat the Heat

    A study of how nozzle design for a gas turbine engine affects the exhaust�s thermal signature. Circular and rectangular nozzles with identical outlet area were tested for their cooling properties on the jet exhaust.

    Project Report
    Benjamin Schmidt

  • Award of Merit
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Best of the Engineering Science Category

  • Gr 11, Centre Wellington District High School
    Project Title:  Robotic Sound Localization

    The objective of this project was to create an automated system capable of pointing towards a sound source. I created an algorithm to estimate the angle using a stationary array of directional microphones. The final version of the tracking system can point to the sound source as accurately as a human can.

    Project Report
    Olesya Zadarko

  • Award of Merit
    (Trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair)
  • Gold Medal
  • Best of the Earth Science Category.

  • Gr 8,  Kitchener-Waterloo Bilingual School
    Project Title:  Earth's Secret Filter

    This project examined the different filtering abilities of soils. The experiments conducted demonstrated soil�s natural ability to filter certain contaminants as well as demonstrated which types of soils work best in filtering out possible contaminants that enter into the soil and down into the water table.

    Project Report

    Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned on a relative basis to the top projects in each division and category.

    The awards at the CWSF may change.
    Up to date information is available from
    YSF Canada
    In each of the three age Categories in each of the six Divisions, the following general guide is used:
    Gold Medal 1 $1500 + Certificate
    Silver Medals 2 $700 + Certificate
    Bronze Medals 3 $300 + Certificate
    Honourable Mention   Certificate only