University of Calgary

And the winners are…

UToday HomeApril 24, 2012

The University of Calgary played host to the 2012 Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) April 18-21—an annual, city-wide event that attracts approximately 1,000 students in four different age groups.

This year marked a major milestone for the science competition with the CYSF celebrating its 50th Anniversary and moving to a new home at the Olympic Oval. Students can create projects in one of four categories—life and health sciences, mathematical and computing sciences, physical and chemical sciences and consumer goods/food sciences.

Congratulations to all the 2012 CYSF award winners!

This year’s CYSF best overall project winner was Kelcie Miller-Anderson, grade 12, for her project entitled “Mycoremediation of the Oil Sands” in the life and health sciences category. Miller-Anderson receives the top prize of a Chancellor’s Club Bursary totaling $2,500.

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

Physical and Chemical Sciences

  • Elementary level (grades 5-6)
    • Meaghan Mealey, grade 6
      • Winner in earth sciences at elementary level for project entitled “Clean and Green”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
    • Sydney Mikulin, grade 6
      • Runner-up in earth sciences category for project entitled “The London Bridge is Falling Down”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
    • Aidan MacNichol, grade 5
      • Winner for making major use of mathematics for project entitled “Coil Guns: Can we Shoot Satellites into Space?”—sponsored by Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Junior level (grades 7-8)
    • Sunand Kannappan, grade 7
      • Top project in the earth sciences at secondary level for project entitled “Advanced Bitumen Thermal Extraction Technology”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
    • Anjalika Balasuriya, grade 8
      • Best secondary project demonstrating creativity and innovation with commercialization potential for project entitled “Low-Tech Water Purification: Solar Still”—sponsored by Haskayne School of Business
    • Mahala Morris, grade 8
      • Winner for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement for project entitled “Agent Aloe Vera”—sponsored by Faculty Women’s Club
  • Senior level (grades 11-12)
    • Helena Falk, grade 11
      • Second prize for intermediate or senior project involving solving a problem or creating a product for project entitled “Engineering Applications of Holography”—sponsored by Schulich School of Engineering

 

Life and Health Sciences

  • Elementary level
    • Arhaam Mukati, grade 5
      • Best elementary project demonstrating testing and comparison of products with commercial potential for project entitled “Portable Water Filter Kit for Survival in Floods”—sponsored by Haskayne School of Business
  • Junior level
    • Safira Teja, grade 8
      • Runner-up in earth sciences at secondary level for project entitled “Weather or Not?”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
    • Julia Caddy, grade 7
      • Winner for high scoring research-oriented social science project entitled “A Neuroscientific No! To Heat”—sponsored by Faculty of Arts
  • Intermediate level (grades 9-10)
    • Hayley Todesco, grade 10
      • Best secondary project demonstrating creativity and innovation with focus on sustainable energy for project entitled “Microbial Bioremediation of Tailing Ponds”—sponsored by Haskayne School of Business
    • Arjun Nair, grade 10
      • Best intermediate project making use of mathematics for project entitled “Exploring Photothermal Therapy in Denaturation”—sponsored by Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Senior level
    • Yasamin Mahjoub, grade 12
      • Top biochemistry or experimental biology at secondary level for project entitled “Neuroprotection of Pregnancy Hormones”—sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Science Education

 

Mathematical and Computing Sciences

  • Senior level
    • Zeyu Liu, grade 11
      • First prize for intermediate or senior level project involving solving a problem or creating a product for project entitled “A Novel Approach to Electromagnetic Bearing System”—sponsored by Schulich School of Engineering