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MARYMOUNT ACADEMY STUDENT GRABS FIRST PLACE IN BELL MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR

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MONTREAL, MARCH 24, 2010 Marymount Academy’s Abicumaran Uthamacumaran and his project “Kicking Cancer with KAI-1” captured first place in the 28th edition of the Bell Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair presented by the Educational Alliance for Science and Technology (EAST).

In addition to winning the Bell Canada Best Overall Project Award, Uthamacumaran also won the Gold Medal for the intermediate level, Bishop’s University’s Arts & Science Award, Concordia University Faculty of Arts & Science Expo-sciences Tuition Entrance Award, Laval University’s Participant Prize, a one-year subscription to Quebec Science as well as the Super expo-sciences Bell (SESB) Experimentation & Design Award.

The EMSB’s long run of success in this competition continued this year as at least one student from each participating school captured an award.

About 318 students represented 42 CEGEPS, private and public schools across the island of Montreal, Laval, the Monteregie, the Laurentides region and the Laurentians, and displayed 207 science-related projects, dealing in such scientific disciplines as biotechnology, Earth and environmental sciences, engineering and computer sciences, health sciences, human and social sciences, life sciences, physical science and mathematics.

Other EMSB schools represented at the Bell Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair were: John Paul I Junior  High School and Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Leonard; LaurenHill Academy Junior Campus in St. Laurent; Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North; Royal Vale High School in N.D.G.; Royal West Academy in Montreal West; Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount; and Westmount High School.

The complete list of schools, winning projects and students is as follows: 

John Paul I Junior  High School

Fries with that?: Gabriella Tavernese, Ashley Giancotti
Bronze Medal – Junior

Solar Panels: Matthew Torre, Emmanuel Lacopo
Bronze Medal – Junior

LaurenHill Junior Campus

Remember, remember, do you?: Ariel Boyle, Patel Muneera
Bronze Medal – Junior
McGill University - Psychology Award

The Mummification Process: Kavithan Velupillai
McGill University - Chemistry Award
Silver Medal – Junior

Vitamin C Myth Busted:  Pooja Patel, Master Hawa
Bishop’s University – Arts & Science Award
Silver Medal – Junior

Which side are you on?: Sumayya Patel, Sabrina Lattuca
Concordia University - Faculty of Arts and Science Award
Silver Medal – Junior

Laurier Macdonald High School

How much Iron is in your food?: Alessio Giancola
Honourable Mention – Intermediate

To Bake or Not To Bake: Stephanie Tullo, Barillaro Arianna
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Lester B. Pearson High School

A Cheesy Situation: Ivana Mancini, Sara Bardovagni
Bronze Medal - Intermediate

Eggsperiment: Raffaele Simeone, Antonio D'Opera
Marianopolis College Science Award
Silver Medal – Intermediate

Having a bad hair day?: Amanda Lafferty, Catherine Leclerc
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Wind Turbines: Vanessa Riccio, Adriana Thorpe
Bronze Medal - Senior 1
McGill University - Department of Civil Engineering

Marymount Academy

Antimicrobial Dyes: Michael Bruccoleri
Bronze Medal - Senior 1

Binaural Beats: Thuwaaraha Nandakumar, Sajitha Senathirajah
Bronze Medal – Junior

Detected...!: Mary Pakkianathar, Sairanga Cheemalavgupalli
Bronze Medal – Junior

Kicking Cancer with KAI-1:  Abicumaran Uthamacumaran
Bell Canada Best Overall Project Award
Bishop’s University – Arts & Science Award
Concordia University Faculty of Arts & Science Expo-sciences Tuition Entrance Award
Gold Medal - Intermediate
Laval University Participant Prize
Québec Science - One-year subscription
Super expo-sciences Bell (SESB) Experimentation & Design Award

Pulley Arrangements & M.A.: Dillon Lee, Leslie Okrah
Bronze Medal - Senior 1
McGill University - School of Computer Science (Robotics)

Royal Vale High School

DNA Extraction from Banana...: Sinthusha Kandiah
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Electric Elevator: Justin Anthony
Honourable Mention – Intermediate

The Use of Pulleys in Cranes: Fozail Ahmad
Concordia University Award for Outstanding Achievement In Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Gold Medal – Junior

Water Waste Watcher: Saman Ahmad, Sylvie Hamel
Bronze Medal - Senior 1
Royal West Academy

Allergies, Hygiene Hypothesis : Allison Garber, Tamara Perez
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Caught you now, Ethanol!: Nivatha Balendra
John Abbott College Science Award
Silver Medal – Intermediate

Decoding Depression: Jessica Matschek
Gold Medal - Senior 1
Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. “Student Researcher” Award
Laval University Scholarship
Super expo-sciences Bell (SESB) Experimentation & Design Award

Effectiveness of Social Skills: Michael Grizenko-Vida
Silver Medal – Intermediate

PacketDestroyer: Hadi Sayar
Bronze Medal - Senior 1
Concordia University Award for Outstanding Achievement In Computer Science & Software Engineering

The Wave of the Future: Omar Sadek, Jacob Wald
Bronze Medal - Senior 1
Vincent Massey Collegiate

The Eco Diner: Anthony Portulese, Bianca Gauthier
McGill University - School of Environment Award
Silver Medal – Intermediate
Westmount High School

Buffering Capacity Leslie Nikole Bruce, Sade George
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Soil Absorption: Farhana Shema Begum, Mohammad Ullah
Bronze Medal – Intermediate

Strength in Hair: Jooyoung Jang, Byoungwoo Kang
Bronze Medal - Senior 1

Viscosity For Your Curiosity: David Gao, Hum Yeon Choi
Bronze Medal - Senior 1

For more information: www.sciencetech.ca/scienceproject.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca