Halifax Students Continue the Golden Tradition at CWSF 2015!

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners:
Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

Canada’s science-­fair season wrapped up last week at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) held in Fredericton, NB, with 6 students representing the Halifax region joining nearly 500 students in grades 7-12 from throughout Canada. The Halifax contingent brought home 4 medals, and a special Challenge Award, bringing home $7,250 in scholarships and prizes.

Rachel Brouwer (grade 8 student at Bedford Academy) led the team with a Gold Medal in the Junior Category for her project ‘Can We Improve the Quality of Water in Developing and Third World Countries?’. Gold Medals were awarded to the Top Ten projects in each of the three age categories Junior (grades 7-­8), Intermediate (grades 9-­10), and Senior (grades 11-­12). Brouwer’s was one of the two Gold Medals earned by the Nova Scotia team this year. This marks the 4th year running that a Halifax student has earned a Gold Medal at CWWF, following on those of Robert MacDonald in 2014 (J.L. Ilsley High School, Senior Gold), Julia Sarty in 2013 (Citadel High School, Intermediate Gold), and Tara Lanteigne in 2012 (Bedford Academy, Junior Gold). Brouwer also received the Environment Challenge Award as the best Junior project in the area of environmental issues with a focus on reducing our impact on, improving our understanding of, and ensuring the quality of water, air, soil, and the diversity of living things. These awards also build on Brouwer’s Silver Medal received at CWSF 2014 in Lethbridge.

Bronze Medals were also awarded to three other HRM students: Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High School) in the Junior Category for her project ‘Early immunological experience and the development of allergies’; James Davy (Grade 9, also from Gorsebrook Junior High School) in the Intermediate Category for his project ‘The Affect of Fatigue on a Soccer Player’s Ability to Perform Skills’; and Kate He (Grade 9, Park West School) in the Intermediate Category for her project ‘Can Parkinson’s Disease Be Cured through Neurogenesis?’ The Halifax region’s team competing at CWSF was rounded out by David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy of the Sacred Heart) and Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School).

All six of the CWSF Finalists from the HRM region earned their spot to compete at the national science fair by winning a Grand Award at the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo which was held at Saint Mary’s University on March 27, with the expenses to attend covered by the generous sponsorship of partners: Halifax Regional School Board, Natural Forces, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, and Heritage Gas. Next year’s Halifax Sci-Tech Expo will be held on April 1, 2016, at Saint Mary’s University – students from throughout the HRM will be able to enter their science fair projects through their school to compete for six more spots to attend CWSF 2016 in Montreal next May.

Project summaries and participant biographies from CWSF’s website are linked below:

| Rachel Brouwer | James Davy | Fiona Ewart |Kate He |  Julian Oxner | David Sapp |

Full list of award winners from Halifax Sci-Tech Expo

 

Six Halifax Students to attend Canada-Wide Science Fair 2015

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

Canada Wide Science Fair Scholarship Winners: Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy), Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School)

On Friday, March 27, 2015 six students participating in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo, were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, NB.  The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held from May 11 to 16.

Fiona Ewart (Grade 8, Gorsebrook Junior High), Xinyi (Kate) He (Grade 9, Park West School), Rachel Brouwer (Grade 8, Bedford Academy), James Davy (Grade 9, Gorsebrook Junior High), David Sapp (Grade 9, Fountain Academy) and Julian Oxner (Grade 8, Halifax Grammar School) will attend the national science fair and take part in a week of activities including tours, displays, judging of their projects and the final awards ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Center on May 15.

Over 80 students participated in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo.  These students, in grades 7 to 12, from 14 different public and independent schools in Halifax, displayed over 60 science projects in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.  In addition to the six grand prizes, close to thirty percent of the participants received awards including Medals of Excellence, cash prizes totalling almost $2000, and university scholarships.

All finalists from across Nova Scotia will attend the Team Nova Scotia Showcase before going to CWSF. This event is held at Saint Mary’s University and is sponsored by Saint Mary’s and NS Youth Experiences in Science (NSYES).  The showcase allows participants from across the province to meet each other, share their learning and become a team before heading off to the national event.  Team NS Showcase is April 30 to May 2 with public viewing of all projects on May 2 from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

The HSTE Association is an independent registered association made up of individuals interested in promoting science and technology within schools in Halifax.  HSTE relies on the generous sponsorship of universities, businesses, and other organizations to provide the awards and scholarships and to send the six students to the national science fair.  Major sponsors of HSTE 2015 were Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Regional School Board, Natural Forces Wind, Inc., Dalhousie University, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, East Coast Credit Union and Heritage Gas.

Returning Veterans lead the HRM student team to Awards at the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013

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May 21, 2013

CWSF Medal Recip 2013

L to R: – Terra Lanteigne (Bedford Academy), Nicole Poirier (Bedford Academy), Hannah Miles (Sir John A. MacDonald) and Julia Sarty (Citadel)

Returning national science fair veterans, Julia Sarty and Tera Carling Lanteigne, led a team of six HRM students who participated last week in the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Lethbridge, AB, joining with a total of nearly 500 students in grades 7-12 from throughout Canada.  The HRM team’s students were awarded scholarships and cash prizes totaling $9,950.

Julia Sarty (grade 10 French Immersion student at Citadel High School) was awarded a Gold Medal in the Intermediate Category for her project ‘Assessing Environmental Toxicities: Amphibians as Bioindicators’.  Gold Medals were awarded to the Top Ten projects in each of the three age categories Junior (grades 7-8), Intermediate (grades 9-10), and Senior (grades 11-12).  Sarty’s was one of the two Gold Medals earned by the Nova Scotia team this year.  Sarty also received the Environment Challenge Award as the best Intermediate project in the area of environmental issues with a focus on reducing our impact on, improve our understanding of, and ensure the quality of water, air, soil, and the diversity of living things.  These awards follow on Sarty’s previous medals: a Bronze Medal at CWSF 2012 in Charlottetown, and a Silver Medal at CWSF 2011 in Toronto.

Tera Carling Lanteigne (grade 9 student at Bedford Academy) followed up the Gold Medal she received at last year’s CWSF 2012 with a Silver Medal this year in the Intermediate Category for her project ‘Particulates MATTER: Can a catalyst prevent PM from going up in smoke?’.

Bronze Medals were also awarded to two other HRM students: Hannah Miles (grade 10, Sir John A. MacDonald High School) in the Intermediate Category for her project ‘Coral Growth Under Artificial Light Sources’, and Nicole Poirier (grade 8, Bedford Academy) in the Junior Category for her project ‘Biogas from Biomass – Producing Energy from Waste Organic Material’.  The Halifax region’s team was rounded out by Zoe Abraham (grade 9, Bedford Academy) and Briana Ross (grade 10, J.L. Isley High School).

All six of the CWSF Finalists from the HRM region earned their spot to compete at the national science fair by winning a Grand Award at last month’s Halifax Sci-Tech Expo, with the expenses to attend covered by the generous sponsorship of partners: Halifax Regional School Board, Natural Forces, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, and Heritage Gas.  Next year’s Halifax Sci-Tech Expo will be held on April 4, 2014, at Saint Mary’s University – students from throughout the HRM will be able to enter their science fair projects through their school to compete for six more spots to attend CWSF 2014 in Windsor, ON, next May.

HSTE 2013 Award Winners

A list of all award winners from Halifax Sci-Tech Expo 2013 is available at: http://hste.ednet.ns.ca/sfiab/winners.php

 

 

Six HRM Students to Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013

April 8, 2013

L to R: Briana Ross (JL Ilsley High School), Nicole Poirier, Zoe Abraham, Tara Carling Lanteigne (Bedford Academy), Julia Sarty (Citadel High School) and Hannah Miles (Sir John A. Macdonald High School)

On Friday, April 6, 2013 six students participating in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo, were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, AB.  The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held from May 11 to 18.

Julia Sarty (grade 10, Citadel High School), Terra Carling Lanteigne (grade 9, Bedford Academy), Nicole Poirier (grade 8, Bedford Academy), Zoe Abraham (grade 9, Bedford Academy), Briana Ross (grade 10, J.L. Ilsley High School) and Hannah Miles (grade 10, Sir John A. Macdonald High School) will attend the national science fair and take part in a full week of activities including tours, displays, judging of their projects and the final awards ceremony in the ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB.

Over 110 students participated in the Halifax Sci-Tech Expo.  These students, in grades 7 to 12, displayed 85 science projects in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.  In addition to the six grand prizes, close to thirty percent of the participants received awards including Medals of Excellence, cash prizes totalling over $1000, and university scholarships.

The HSTE Association relies on the generous sponsorship of universities, businesses, and other organizations to provide the awards and scholarships and to send the six students to the national science fair.  Major sponsors of HSTE 2013 were Saint Mary’s University, Natural Forces, Halifax Regional School Board, Dalhousie University, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline and Heritage Gas.