53rd Annual Northwestern Ontario Regional Science Fair

Science Fair Kelly Yang

Congratulations to all of the participants of the 53rd Annual Northwestern Ontario Regional Science Fair on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at Lakehead University!

Once again, Lakehead Public Schools students showcased their science prowess as they walked away with 42 awards with three students heading to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal on May 14!

Included with the 42 awards won by Lakehead Public Schools students, two of our students tied for Best in Fair:

Emily Cross

Emily Cross

Best in Fair (co-winners)

Trophy and Cash Award – Sponsored by TransCanada Corporation

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School
  • Let cancer kill cancer: a novel strategy for cancer therapy
    Kelly Yang, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Canada-Wide Science Fair

The all-expense paid trip for the Canada-Wide Science Fair is sponsored by Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Goldcorp Inc – Musselwhite Mine, TBT Engineering, Lakehead University Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Education, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Ontario Power Generation, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay.

Jay Chen

Jay Chen

The following students will be proudly representing their schools in Montreal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with their innovative projects:

  • Let cancer kill cancer: a novel strategy for cancer therapy
    Kelly Yang, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • A Tale of Two Toxins: Will It Be Lead or Sodium Hydroxide that Does In Your Garden?
    Micah Windsor-Freeman, Claude E. Garton Public School

The following is a list of all Lakehead Public Schools award winners from the Northwestern Ontario Regional Science Fair:

2016 Grand Awards

Beginners’ Awards

School trophy and keeper trophy – Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay

  • What is Best for Lips? Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, or Petroleum Jelly?
    Kaija Erickson, École Gron Morgan Public School
  • Est-ce que le thé peut tacher tes dents?
    Tienchee Liu, École Gron Morgan Public School

Best Intermediate

Trophy and Cash Award – Sponsored by Goldcorp Inc – Musselwhite Mine

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School

Best Senior

Trophy and Cash Award – Sponsored by TransCanada Corporation

  • Let cancer kill cancer: a novel strategy for cancer therapy
    Kelly Yang, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

2016 Divisional Awards

Junior Awards of Excellence

Trophy and Cash Award

  • Bend It Like Beckham
    Keiran Cochrane, Woodcrest Public School
  • A Tale of Two Toxins: Will It Be Lead or Sodium Hydroxide that Does In Your Garden?
    Micah Windsor-Freeman, Claude E. Garton Public School

Intermediate/Senior Awards of Excellence

Trophy and Cash Award

  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

2016 Special Awards

Network of Women in Engineering Award

Sponsored by Bombardier Female Engineering Network

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School

Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority Award cash award

  • A Tale of Two Toxins: Will It Be Lead or Sodium Hydroxide that Does In Your Garden?
    Micah Windsor-Freeman, Claude E. Garton Public School
  • Investigating Fly Ash Waste from Biomass Combustion as a Novel Solution to Wastewater Treatment
    Anirudh Shahi, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Environmental Responsibility Award

Cash Award – Sponsored by Thunder Bay Field Naturalists)

  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Ecological Consciousness Award

Cash Award – Sponsored by TBT Engineering

  • A Tale of Two Toxins: Will It Be Lead or Sodium Hydroxide that Does In Your Garden?
    Micah Windsor-Freeman, Claude E. Garton Public School
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Peace & Sustainable Development Award

Cash Award and plaque – sponsored by Lakehead Rotary Club

  • Investigating Fly Ash Waste from Biomass Combustion as a Novel Solution to Wastewater Treatment
    Anirudh Shahi, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Award

Cash Award

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

LU Engineering Award cash award

  • Solar Powered Car
    Lucas Radbourne, École Gron Morgan Public School

Communication Award

Cash Award – Sponsored by Lakehead University, Faculty of Education

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School

Transportation Award

Cash Award – Sponsored by Hatch Mott MacDonald

  • Solar Powered Car
    Lucas Radbourne, École Gron Morgan Public School
Wendy Wang and Caitlyn Slaubaugh

Wendy Wang and Caitlyn Slaubaugh

Union Gas Award

Cash award

  • The Effect of Wind Turbine Blade Angles on Energy Produced
    Wendy Wang and Caitlyn Slaubaugh, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Anirudh Shahi

Anirudh Shahi

OPG Renewable Energy Award cash award and trophy

  • Investigating Fly Ash Waste from Biomass Combustion as a Novel Solution to Wastewater Treatment
    Anirudh Shahi, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Lakehead University Entrance Scholarship Award

Entrance scholarship in an undergraduate program at LU – Sponsored by LU Office of Student Awards & Financial Aid

  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship Award

Entrance scholarship to the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa

  • Let cancer kill cancer: a novel strategy for cancer therapy
    Kelly Yang, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Other Awards

Peer Judging Awards — Beginner

Sponsored by Purple Camel

  • Skate vs. Classic
    Callia Del Pino, Woodcrest Public School
  • The Power of the Pixel
    Robbie Ciddio-Lorkowski, Woodcrest Public School

Peer Judging Award — Junior

Sponsored by Purple Camel

  • Inducing a crosswired mosaic: can fake synesthesia increase learning capacity
    Simran Talpade, Woodcrest Public School

LU Book Awards — Junior

Book certificate to LU Bookstore – Sponsored by LU Office of Student Awards & Financial Aid

  • Blind Sight
    Madisen Cambly, École Gron Morgan Public School
  • Solar Powered Car
    Lucas Radbourne, École Gron Morgan Public School

LU Book Awards — Intermediate/Senior

Book certificate to LU Bookstore – Sponsored by LU Office of Student Awards & Financial Aid

  • Geochemical Extraction of Ceratopsian Remains and Opals from Ironstone
    Emily Cross, Hammarskjold High School
  • Let cancer kill cancer: a novel strategy for cancer therapy
    Kelly Yang, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • Investigating Fly Ash Waste from Biomass Combustion as a Novel Solution to Wastewater Treatment
    Anirudh Shahi, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • Bio-Waste Derived Carbon for Innovative Water Purification and Metal Extraction
    Jay Chen, Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute

School Participation Awards

Elementary School Participation Award
Sponsored by NWORSF

Elementary School: Valley Central Public School