|EMSB SCHOOLS WIN 14 AWARDS AT HYDRO QUÉBEC MONTREAL REGIONALSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR|
MONTREAL, MARCH 17, 2016 – Students from Marymount Academy International in NDG and Royal West Academy in Montreal West captured a total of 14 awards at the 34th Hydro Quebec Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair, at the closing awards ceremony that took place on March 15 at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall of Concordia University.
Cash and scholarship prizes, totaling $12,800 and $15,000 respectively, were handed out to the winning student participants.
Awards were given out for the following EMSB projects at the Science & Technology Fair:
• Gabrielle Goldman of Royal West Academy won the Vanier College Science Award for her project “All Roads LEED to Home,” which is about creating sustainable, affordable housing in South Africa according to the standards set by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) organization.
• Lia Loebenberg of Royal West Academy won the McGill University School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition Award for her project “Breaking Down,” which is about how temperature and radiation affect enzymes.
• Jude Victoria of Royal West Academy picked up two awards – the McGill University Biology Award and the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Award -- for his project “Does Size Matter?,” which focused on protein mutations.
• Jaan Van Der Wee and Sean Giacobbe of Royal West Academy captured three awards – the Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Entrance Bursary, the Fondation ALCOA Award, and the Silver Medal in the Senior Division – for their project “The Root of Ethanol Production,” which explained the connection between growing root vegetables and the production of ethanol.
Also, the projects “Does Size Matter?,” “The Root of Ethanol Production,” and “The Green Wall” each won the Super expo-sciences Hydro Quebec (SESHQ) Experimentation and Design Award, which gives them the right to compete at this year’s Quebec finals of the Super expo-sciences Hydro Quebec. That will take place from April 22-24 in Sorel-Tracy. Winners will go on to the 55th annual Canada Wide Science Festival, which will take place from May 18-20 at McGill University.
Michael J. Cohen