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March 20, 2012

Winners of the Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair announced!

Laval, March, 20, 2012 – The 2012 Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair wrapped up this evening with the awards ceremony. Prizes with a total value of nearly $45,000 were awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements by the up-and-coming generation of scientists in the region.

 

For the occasion, Laval Liberty and Laval Junior High Schools played host to more than 300 exhibitors from throughout the region. From March 18 to 20, these budding scientists presented 195 competing projects to more than 4,500 visitors. The event was organized by the Educationnal Alliance for Science & Technology (AEST), in co-operation with key personnel from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

 

12 exhibitors from this level of the Science Fair, which showcases the talent and drive of young students, will now go on to represent the region at the 2012 Super Expo-sciences Hydro Québec, Québec Final, to be held April 19 to 22 at the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

 

First prize

The Hydro-Québec First Prize, awarded to the best overall project, all categories combined, at the regional final, went to Tamar Sifri for her experimentation project titled “The Battle Against Aging.”

 

THE WINNERS

Tamar Sifri
The Study
The Battle Against Aging
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Hydro-Québec First prize – $ 750 and trophy
• Québec Science Magazine – one year subscription


Meagan-Helen Henderson
Marianopolis College
Curb Cancer with CdGAP Plus
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Merck « Exploring Minds » award - $ 400

 

Ian Vaillancourt
Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School
Urban Sky Farming
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Laval University Scholarship - 1 000$ deducted from Tuition Fees
• Order of Chemists of Québec Award - $ 200

 

Eunice You
Laval Liberty High School
Dig Deeper
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Hydro-Québec Energy Award - $ 250

 

John Weilenmann
Laval Liberty High School
Pathogens in Winter Waters
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Centre québecois de recherche et de développement de l’aluminum award - $ 200


Michael Davies & Vincent Gudas
Westwood High School - Junior Campus
Whatever Floats Your Boat
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final
• Québec Ministry of Transportation Award – $ 175


Hana Kazmi
Queen of Angels Academy
Spice it up!
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final

 

Mingsha Zhou
Marianopolis College
Rapid Evolution of Brown Trout
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final


Eran Ittah & David Lasry
Herzliah High School (Snowdon Campus)
A Change of Heart
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final


John Marinos
Laval Liberty High School
Pills on Your Plate
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final


Alice Lemay & Sarah Milton
Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School
Thirsty for BPA?
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final


Eugenia Georgiades
Villa Maria High School
How Much Lactose Do You Drink?
• Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2012 Québec final

 

Chun Chi Kinson Leung
College Prep International
The Killer Keyboard
• Bell « TIC » Award - $ 400


Alex Stojda & Vincent Olborski
Kuper Academy
KINECTing To The Future
• Réseau Action TI Award


Eric Beaudoin
Macdonald High School
Aerodynamics in Racing
• Québec Oiseaux Award – One year subscription the magazine

 

Soufia Trabelsi
Kells Academy
Wo De Shui
• Laval University Participant Draw – Backpack & Water Bottle

 

Brittany Salmon
Centennial Regional High School
Sharing Isn’t Caring : Fomites
• Laval University Participant Draw – Backpack & Water Bottle

 

Philip Roberge
Lake of Two Mountains High School
The Mysteries of Light
• Laval University Participant Draw – Backpack & Water Bottle

 

All winners by school


The Hydro-Québec Science Fairs are made possible with support from presenting partner Hydro-Québec, as well as major financial partners including Bell, the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec, as well as Merck Canada, which has supported the Science Fair’s Experimentation type of projects for more than 20 years.

 

A photo of the Hydro-Québec First Prize winner at the 2012 regional final will be available soon at www.exposciences.qc.ca.


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Information:
Barry Hannah
Co-ordinator, Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair
Cell : 514.265.6593



 

A program of
Réseau Technoscience
Premier partner
Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie
Hydro-Québec