The Canada-Wide Science Fair 2015, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Participants from Waterloo-Wellington won three silver and one bronze medals.
For information on past achievements at the CWSF, go to the Archives
All 2015 award winnners


George Utsin


Waterloo Collegiate Institute

ThermIS: Automation of Viral System Detection

Challenge: Innovation
Category: Senior

Abstract:
ThermIS is an automated system to detect symptoms of viral infections. ThermIS passively and non-intrusively detects whether or not an individual is a possible carrier during an influenza outbreak, given that fever is a common symptom of many viruses and infections. This system can be useful in optimizing airport security, with potential applications in medicine as well.
CWSF Awards: Value
Excellence Award - Senior - Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
 
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship Senior Silver Medallist - Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$2 500
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Scholarship Senior Silver Medallist
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship Senior Silver Medallist
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000
Western University Entrance Scholarship Silver Medallist
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000
University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of New Brunswick
$2 500
Total   $11 000



Kimia Raahemifar, Rishika Geda


Waterloo Collegiate Institute

Binaural Beats: Bio-feedback Via Brainwave Entrainment

Challenge: Discovery
Category: Intermediate

Abstract:
This project explored immediate influences of binaural beat stimulation on brain bioelectrical signals and mood. Thirty participants were exposed to beta frequencies with a difference of f=30 Hz. EEG data showed that the entrainment increased the participants' awareness rates immediately after exposure to binaural beats?an effect that persisted even after the stimulus had been removed, opening numerous pathways for innovation based on this research.
CWSF Awards: Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate - Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
 
Western University Entrance Scholarship Silver Medallist
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000
Total   $2 000


Sajeev Kohli


Waterloo Collegiate Institute

R.E.D.M.A. - Residential Emergency Detecting Multifunctional Apparatus

Challenge: Innovation
Category: Junior

Abstract:
R.E.D.M.A is an innovative system that allows homeowners to monitor the environmental conditions of their property in real-time via a Smartphone from any remote location. The system also transmits e-mail alerts in the event of a basement flood or fire. The prototype implementation of the system has a demonstrated accuracy in excess of 99%.
CWSF Awards: Value
Excellence Award - Junior - Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
 
Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association Award
Sponsor: Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association
$500
The Dr. Lisa Su Award - Junior
Sponsor: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
$500
Western University Entrance Scholarship Silver Medallist
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000
Total   $3 000



Devanshi Shukla


Centennial Collegiate & Vocational Institute - Guelph

Evaluating antimicrobial plant-derived compounds

Challenge: Innovation
Category: Senior

Abstract:
Observing the inhibition of bacterial communication in V. fischeri, seen as decreased luminescence, provides a new method to screen for effective antimicrobial plant-derived compounds. Various compounds in Holy Basil were isolated using HPLC, and screened for their effectiveness. The same was done for its essential oils, but without contact. Interestingly, the volatile compounds are more effective antimicrobials than the compounds which were isolated.
CWSF Awards: Value
Excellence Award - Senior - Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
 
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship Senior Bronze Medallist
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000
Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000
Total   $2 000

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