Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
Students from the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Truro won $3000 cash, a silver medal, three bronze medals, an honourable mention, the Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award at the senior level, and were offered a total of $5500 in entrance scholarships at the University of Western Ontario.
Details are below.


 Arshia Azizeddin
(See Fred Yin)

Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Honourable Mention in the Senior Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Category
    ($100 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Best of Senior Biotechnology Category,
  • OAML Award
  • Gold Medal,
  • Conestoga College Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • Using Phage to Fight Disease
    These experiments will determine when is the best time for applying bacteriophage during an E. coli bacterial infection. The E. Coli has the lux gene integerated in it and therefore a colony will emit bioluminescence. Using a special camera, called Night Owl, we will be observing the intensity of the light after applying phage to the colonies to determine the effectivness of the bacteriophage.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
    Centennial Collegiate and Vocational Institute
     
    Photo
     

     Mihail Buse
    (see
    Peter Wawzonek)

    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Bronze Medal in the Senior Automotive Engineering Category
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • Bronze Medal in the Senior Engineering Category,
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • The Senior Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award ($1000)
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Ontario ($1000)


  • WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Pfizer Award of Excellence for the Top Project In The Fair,
  • Award of Merit,
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
  • Best of Senior Engineering Science Category,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Conestoga College Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship

  •  
    Awards from CWSF 2005
  • Silver Medal, Intermediate Automotive Sciences
    ($700 and $1000 Scholarship at the University of Western Ontario)
  • Bronze Medal, Intermediate Health Sciences
    ($300 and $1000 Scholarship at the University of Western Ontario)

  •  
    Awards from WWSEF 2005
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award (Intermediate).

  •  
    Awards from CWSF 2003
  • Statistical Society of Canada Award
  • Honourable Mention Certificate

  •  
    Awards from WWSEF in 2003
  • Award of Merit (Trip to the C.W.S.F. in Calgary),
  • Gold medal,
  • PFIZER Award of Excellence,
  • Best of the Engineering Science Category
  • 2007
    Ergonomics Within the Workplace
    Using four case studies, our the aim is to improve the workplace ergonomic conditions, therein reducing wear and tear on the worker's body. We will find the most prominently used muscle groups, then examine the relationship between the amount of mass being moved and the level of muscle contraction, thus quantifying the effects of several work-place variables on muscle contractions.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
     
     
     
     
    2005
    Ergonomics Today Project Report

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      2003
    The Thirteen Century Trial Project Report

     
     
    St. John's�Kilmarnock
     
    Photo
     

     Zach Elgood

    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Bronze Medal in the Junior Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Western Ontario ($1000)

  •  
    WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Best of Junior Physical Science Category,
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton Award
  • Stephen J. Little Presentation Award
  • Gold Medal.
  • Isotopic Fingerprinting Of CH4
    This project examines the concentration and isotope signature of human-emitted methane. Breath and colonic samples were analyzed using gas chromatography and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Vegetarians produced the highest levels of methane. 13C values confirm that the methane collected was of biogenic origin.
     
    2007 Project Report.
    Courtland Avenue Public School
     
    Photo
     

     Andrew Gerwin
    WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Who Will Save The Electric Car?
    Five electric car batteries were load-tested with four different resistors under three temperature conditions. Weight, volume, cost, capacity, power, charge times and low-temperature performances were evaluated. Lithium-ion batteries made by Altair and A123 outperformed the lead-acid and nickel metal-hydride batteries. Between the lithium-ion batteries, Altair's battery was less expensive, had greater specific capacity and reached full charge faster, but A123's battery had a higher energy density.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
    King George Public School
     
    Photo
     

     Edward Kim
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Bronze Medal in the Intermediate Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Ontario ($1000)

  •  
    WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Intermediate Sir Isaac Newton Award,
  • Gold Medal.

  •  
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Honourable Mention, Junior Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    ($100 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton Award,
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • 2007 Project
    Could This be Random? Probably!

    I wrote computer programs to investigate how shuffled decks approached randomness. The programs tested decks with riffle shuffles compared against random re-orderings. Statistical analysis of the decks revealed that it took three shuffles to have the majority of cards equally likely to appear in any location, whereas it took seven shuffles to have the majority of deck combinations equally likely.
     
    2007 Project Report
     

    2006 Project
    The Factorial Factor
    The purpose of the experiment was to investigate whether card sleeves had an effect on the shuffling of a deck of cards. Results were measured by using �Rising Sequence� and �Adjacent Pairs� to evaluate randomness. Card sleeves were found to affect shufflers with an inverse proportion to the shuffler�s skill.
     
    2006 Project Report
     
    Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
     
    Photo

     
    2006
    Courtland Avenue Senior Public School

     

     Brian Krug

    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Silver Medal in the Junior Life Sciences Category
    ($700 and a certificate)
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Ontario ($1500)

  •  
    WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • Award of Merit,
  • Best of Junior Life Science Category,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Ames Test: Chemicals to Cancer
    This research used the Ames test, a standard reverse mutation assay, to assess environmental pollutants for mutagenic activity, mutagens being potentiallly carcinogens. Literary articles had previously found correlations between environmental pollutants and increased cancer incidence. The Ames test uses 6 strains of Salmonella typhimurium to detect reverse mutations in a his- mutant population. A positive response was observed and confirmed testing bus exhaust.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
    King George Public School
     
    Photo
     

     Peter Wawzonek
    (see Mihail Buse)

    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Bronze Medal in the Senior Automotive Engineering Category
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • Bronze Medal in the Senior Engineering Category,
    ($300 and a certificate)
  • The Senior Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award ($1000)
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Ontario ($1000)


  • WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Pfizer Award of Excellence for the Top Project In The Fair,
  • Award of Merit,
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
  • Best of Senior Engineering Science Category,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Conestoga College Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship

  •  
    Awards from WWSEF 2005
  • Silver Medal,
  • 2007 Project
    Ergonomics Within the Workplace

    Using four case studies, our the aim is to improve the workplace ergonomic conditions, therein reducing wear and tear on the worker's body. We will find the most prominently used muscle groups, then examine the relationship between the amount of mass being moved and the level of muscle contraction, thus quantifying the effects of several work-place variables on muscle contractions.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
    2005 Project
    Winter Watch
    St. John's�Kilmarnock
     
    Photo
     

     Fred Yin
    (See Arshia Azizeddin)

    Canada Wide Science Fair 2007 Awards
  • Honourable Mention in the Senior Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Category
    ($100 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Best of Senior Biotechnology Category,
  • OAML Award
  • Gold Medal,
  • Conestoga College Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • Using Phage to Fight Disease
    These experiments will determine when is the best time for applying bacteriophage during an E. coli bacterial infection. The E. Coli has the lux gene integerated in it and therefore a colony will emit bioluminescence. Using a special camera, called Night Owl, we will be observing the intensity of the light after applying phage to the colonies to determine the effectivness of the bacteriophage.
     
    2007 Project Report.
     
    Centennial Collegiate and Vocational Institute
     
    Photo
     

    Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned to the top projects in each division and category. Medal awards are based on marks assigned by the judges therefore there are times when not all medals are awarded.

    There are many other awards at the CWSF which vary yearly. 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:
    1 Gold Medal $1500 + Certificate
    2 Silver Medals $700 + Certificate
    3 Bronze Medals $300 + Certificate
    Variable Honourable Mention $100 + Certificate