Canada-Wide Science Fair 2010, May 16-23, in Peterborough, Ontario.

Young researchers from the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair won a total of $4700 in awards and $29 000 in scholarships.

Mackenzie Carter:
In addition to his winnings (see below), Mackenzie earned the International Summer School for Young Physicists Award ($2500). The award consists of a full scholarship to participate in the International Summer School for Young Physicists 2010 (ISSYP 2010) from July 8-24, an intensive two week enrichment program that will introduce students to the fascinating picture of our universe as seen through the eyes of contemporary physicists: from the bizarre quantum world of atoms and subatomic particles to black holes, warped spacetime and the expanding universe. Students will also interact with professional physicists at Perimeter Institute in small group mentoring sessions, participate in field trips to interesting science related destinations in the region and forge new friendships with like minded young people from around the world. The scholarship includes room and board and travel expenses to and from the Institute. Total value $2500. Sponsor: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
For information on past achievements at the CWSF, go to the Archives
All 2010 award winnners

2010 Photos, Awards, and Project Information

Leslie Bothwell


Jenny Tian


Centennial
C.V.I.
2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Senior Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Honourable Mention ($100)


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Biotechnology Division
  • Scholarships to Conestoga College and Universities of Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier


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    The Relation of Total Resistant Starch Concentration in Potatoes
    2010 Project Report

    Mackenzie Carter


    St. Johns-
    Kilmarnock School

    2008 Canada Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Bronze Medal, Automotive
  • Bronze Medal, Engineering
  • University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship


  • 2008 WWSEF Awards
  • Award of Merit
  • Gold Medal, Intermediate Engineering.


  • 2006 WWSEF Awards
  • Silver Medal
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    2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Senior Engineering Gold Medal ($1500)
  • International Summer School for Young Physicists Award ($2500)
  • University of Western Ontario $2000 Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Ottawa $20,000 ($5000/yr for 4 yrs) Entrance Scholarship
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Science $4000 Entrance Scholarship


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Excellence
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Engineering Science Division
  • Scholarships to Conestoga College and Universities of Guelph, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, and Ottawa


  • STOL'n Lift
    This project tested a new wing design that provides short take-off and landing characteristics for aircraft by redirecting the high velocity air from the engines overtop of the wing. The effect of the design on both thrust and lift were tested to determine that the stall speed of any aircraft can be greatly reduced

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    2010 Project Report

    Zach Elgood


    Cameron Heights C.I.

    2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Reno, Nevada
  • member of 2009 Team Canada, with his project "In-Stream Bioreactors: N2O Producers?"
  • was awarded Third place,in the Environmental Management Division.


  • 2009 WWSEF Award
  • Silver Medal


  • 2008 Awards WWSEF
  • Award of Merit
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton Award
  • Gold Medal, Junior Physical Science


  • 2007 Awards Canada Wide Science Fair
  • Bronze Medal in the Junior Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Western Ontario


  • 2007 Awards WWSEF
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of Junior Physical Science
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton
  • Stephen J. Little Presentation Award
  • Gold Medal
  • 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Intermediate Earth and Environmental Sciences Bronze Medal ($300)
  • University of Western Ontario $1000 Entrance Scholarship


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Ontario Ministry of Environment - Environmental Innovator


  • 2010 International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, Environment) Project Olympiad , in Houston, Texas. Zach won a Gold Medal, and $1000, in the Senior Environment Category. His project "Methane Production and Removal in an In-Stream Bioreactor" looked at a method for reducing methane produced in a bioreactor designed to remove nitrates from water.
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    In-Stream Bioreactor: CH4 production and Removal
    Denitrifying bioreactors are efficient methods of removing surface water nitrate in agricultural areas. Possible side effects include greenhouse gas production. This study demonstrates a method for limiting methane emissions (up to 73%) from a stream-bed bioreactor. Additional research is required to optimize reactor design and determine the microbial processes occurring. Increasing usage of bioreactors requires technologies to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
    2010 Project Report


    Brian Krug


    Individual Entry

    2009 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit


  • WWSEF 2008 Awards
  • Silver Medal,
  • OAML Award.


  • 2007 Canada Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Silver Medal in Junior Life Sciences Category
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Ontario


  • WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • Award of Merit,
  • Best of Junior Life Science Category,
  • Gold Medal
  • Brian represented Canada at the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 9-14, 2010 in San Jose, CA.

    2010 International BioGENEius Challenge
    May, 2010
  • Brian was named a finalist, and awarded an honourable mention, plus $500, for his project titled "Catechin's anti-angiogenic effects in epithelial ovarian cancer".


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Lifes Science Division
  • Scholarships to Conestoga College and Universities of Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier
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    Catechin�s anti-angiogenic effects in epithelial ovarian cancer
    Epithelial ovarian cancer is a lethal disease as a result of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth). The effects of catechin, a polyphenol from green tea, on angiogenesis was investigated from murine ovarian tumours obtained from an in vivo model. Results from immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting revealed that catechin, at a dose of 20 mg/kg of body weight, reduced blood vessel density in ovarian tumour sections by 46% and inhibited the anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-2 by 50%, suggesting catechin, at the appropriate dose, could reduce cancer progression by starving tumours of oxygen and nutrients and inducing apoptosis.
    2010 Project Report


    Steven Liu


    Kevin Peng


    Centennial P.S.
    2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Physical and Mathematical Science Division
  • Sir Isaac Newton Award




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    Stick it to the Man
    The strengths of different adhesives were investigated, including our all natural and edible glue, GLeu. It is composed of three active ingredients, water, sugar and mochiko (sweet flour rice). Once microwaved for 45 seconds at a high setting, a translucent paste is created. GLeu was tested against LePage's children's glue. The results show a 1.5 Newton advantage for our glue over LePage�s children's glue.
    2010 Project Report



    Daniel Moholia


    Cameron Heights C.I.
    2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology Innovation Award


  • 2009 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Stepping Stone Award
  • Hydro One Energy Ambassador Award


  • 2008 Awards
  • Silver Medal
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    Solar Wind Hybrids
    The Solar Wind Hybrid is a vertical axis wind turbine with solar cells on its blades that is designed to harness the energy of the wind as well as the sun in an efficient way.
    2010 Project Report



    Sophia Oke


    Noorain Shethwala


    Centennial C.V.I.

    2008 Awards
  • Silver Medal
  • 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Senior Health Sciences Bronze Medal ($300)
  • University of Western Ontario $1000 Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Ottawa $1000 Entrance Scholarship


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Award of Merit
  • Scholarships to Conestoga College and Universities of Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier


  • 2009 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medal
  • Best in Division - Biotechnology
  • Award of Merit
  • Conestoga College Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Entrance Scholarship
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    Chemosensitizer's: The Answer to Cancer
    The purpose of our experiment was to reduce the overall side effects of chemotherapy drugs, such as internal bleeding and hair loss, by lowering the dosage of the drug. Our experiment examined the use of a BAX tumour suppressor gene and a novel, fowl adenovirus as chemosensitizers, to induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. The chemosensitizers make the cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of the drugs, thereby reducing the dosage of chemotherapy drug given to patients. We were able to conclude that the transfection of pEGFP-BAX worked best with both the BAX (-/-) and BAX (+/-) genotypes in combination with a lower dosage (250uM) or an intermediate dosage (375uM) of the chemotherapy drug, Indomethacin. The Adenovirus was effective in both genotypes as well with a 250uM concentration of Indomethacin. Thus, the experiments proved that chemotherapy side effects can be lowered if patients are administered drug in tangent with a BAX gene or a fowl adenovirus.
    2010 Project Report


    Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned to the top projects in each division and category.
    There are many other awards at the CWSF which vary yearly.
    Up to date information is available from Youth Science Canada