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UToday HomeApril 23, 2013

For the second year, the University of Calgary played host to the Calgary Youth Science Fair April 17-20 — an annual citywide event that attracted more than 1,000 students in four age groups. An astounding six participants from Calgary will be taking a third of the spots at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona this May.

Once again, Chancellor Jim Dinning congratulated all participants on their projects and encouraged them to apply to the University of Calgary when preparing for post-secondary education.

Congratulations to all the 2013 CYSF award winners!

This year’s CYSF best overall project winner was Sartak Sinha, grade 11, for his project, The Role of Cilia in Dermal Stem Cell Communication. Sinha received the top prize of a Chancellor’s Club Bursary totaling $2,500.

The winners of other university-sponsored awards (by category) are:

Elementary level (grades 5-6)

Monica Aida Lopez Quiroz, grade 5, best elementary project demonstrating testing and comparison of products with commercial potential for project entitled Cell to Flower to Perfume: Process Making Perfume — sponsored by Haskayne School of Business

Sean Ngan, grade 6, winner at elementary level for project entitled Ground Level Ozone and our World — sponsored by Department of Geosciences.

Emily Teare, grade 6, runner-up for project entitled, Temperature Vs. Elevation — sponsored by Department of Geosciences.

Sarah Krassman, grade 6, Veterinary Medicine Intermediate Animal Health Award for Saving Sirenians: Study of the Manatee Struggle – sponsored by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Junior level (grades 7-8)

Colette Benko, grade 7, Best Haskayne School of Business Overall Consumer Science award winner for project entitled Tasty Cakes — sponsored by Haskayne School of Business.

Julia Thompson, grade 8, winner in geosciences at secondary level for project entitled Eco-Friendly Fracking — sponsored by Department of Geosciences

Reese Barker, grade 8, second prize for intermediate or senior project involving solving a problem or creating a product for project entitled Audio Beam Obstruction — sponsored by Schulich School of Engineering.

 

Intermediate level (grades 9-10)

Bristol Lewis and Mattea Lee, grade 9, best secondary project with focus on consumer science for project entitled Ease Your Workout with Electrolytes — sponsored by Haskayne School of Business.

Ethan McNeill, grade 9, best intermediate project making use of mathematics for project entitled The Vacuum Factor — sponsored by Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Rebecca Kroeker, grade 9, winner for high scoring research-oriented social science project entitled Music Memory — sponsored by Faculty of Arts.

Avery Soule, grade 9, first prize for intermediate or senior level project involving solving a problem or creating a product for project entitled Cooking with the Sun — sponsored by Schulich School of Engineering.

Sydney Eyre, grade 9, runner up in geosciences at secondary level for project entitled BioFuels — sponsored by Department of Geosciences

 

Senior level (grades 11-12)

Mahta Samani and Zoe Dingeman, grade 11, winner for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement for project entitled Plagiarism: How Much and Why? — sponsored by Faculty Women’s Club.

Ankita Saxena, grade 11, winner of Veterinary Medicine Senior Animal Health Award for project entitled Bet-Amyloid in Neurodegenerative Diseases — sponsored by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Arjun Nair, grade 11, best senior project making use of mathematics for project entitled Treating Cancer with HSD Inhibition — sponsored by Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Sujay Nagaraj, grade 11, winner of Biochemistry and Experimental Biology Award for project entitled Understanding Glioma Stem Cells— sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Science Education.

 

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