Top prizes awarded at Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Fri, 2015-05-15 22:06 -- Dominic Tremblay

Canada-Wide Science Fair is excited to announce the top winners of CWSF 2015. 

After hours of hard work and days of presentations the 469 finalists gather at Fredericton Convention Centre today to celebrate their accomplishments and learn who has been chosen as the Best of Fair and winners of numerous other prizes. 
With almost $1 million in cash prizes, awards, and scholarships to hand out the Awards Ceremony caps off a fantastic week of activity in New Brunswick’s capital city. Canada-Wide Science Fair constitutes the championship round of the national science fair program, where finalists from regional science fairs across the country, in grades 7 through 12 (including CEGEP), meet and compete.
The Best Project Award went to:
Austin Wang from Vancouver, BC, for his project: A Novel Method to Identify Genes in Electron Transfer of Exoelectrogens. Austin’s project identified genes in bacteria that are responsible for generating power in a microbial fuel cell. His work is making an incredible impact on understanding the biology of how these systems work.

Platinum Awards of $1,000 were awarded to: 
Rebecca Baron from Vancouver, BC, for her project: Root Microbiomics: The Next Big Thing? Her project looked at using a common household plant to remove toxins from the air. She found that the microbes in the root of a particular plant are highly successful in removing airborne formaldehyde. Her work has the potential to make an impact on bioremediation of indoor air quality. 

Marcus Deans from Windsor, Ontario for his project: NOGOS: A Novel Nano-Oligosaccharide Doped Graphene Sand Composite Water. For his project he created a filter out of sugar and sand that can successfully clean water to commercial standards, all with materials under $20 total. He hopes that his work can go a long way to providing cheap and effective water filters for the developing world.

The finalists will display their projects one last time at the public viewing session on Saturday May 16, 2015 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER at the University of New Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Winners are available to speak with media Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. 
For additional information please contact:

Meredith O’Hara, National Media Coordinator
Canada-Wide Science Fair 2015 Email: [email protected] (506) 461-1016