MONTREAL, APRIL 12, 2011 – In what has become an annual rite of passage for many elementary and high school students), the Montréal Regional and Science Technology Fair was held recently and much like previous years, students from the from English Montreal School Board (EMSB) had another spectacular showing.
Leading the way amongst EMSB high school students were Marymount Academy’s Abicumaran Uthamacumaran, with his project “Seek Cancer’s End With Ceacam1” and Royal West Academy’s Demetrios Koziris and Iakovos Vathis with their entry “Ishemic Preconditioning.”
By being selected as winners, all three students received an entry in the 2011 Super Expo-sciences Final which will be held from April 14 to 17 at the University of Sherbrooke. Additionally, Uthamacumaran also received the Merck Canada Ltd. “Student Researcher” Award, a prize of $400.
The EMSB’s up and coming scientific minds placed incredibly well as 11 elementary projects received recognition at the recent regional competition which was held on March 25 and 26 at College Jean-Eudes. Taking home awards were:
From Royal Vale School in N.D.G.: were Daniel Jacobson and David Shuterland who each won a subscription to the magazine “Les débrouillards” for their project “Shape Shifting Tomatoes”, Evan Garz et Bryan Landsberger who each won a scientific game valued at $30 for their project “Water + Generator = electricity”, Sasha McElchran and Marie Vecchiarelli who each won a scientific game valued at $30 for their project “Language families,” and Robin Petrogiannis and Jill Blumer, who each won a scientific game valued at $30 for their project “Soap & Bacteria.”
From General Vanier School in St. Lénard: Joseph Marra and Alexander Glisic, who each won a subscription to the magazine “Les débrouillards” for their project “Who’s Twitting on the fence”,,Alexandre David and Gianni Matera, who each won a scientific game valued at $30 for their project “Pourquoi Composter?” and Cynthia Barbiero won a scientific game valued at $30 for her project “Quelles Sont Vos Chances?”
From Honore Mercier School in St. Leonard, Niki Angelis won a scientific game valued at $30 for her project “Time to react” and Rayana El Tanoukhi won a scientific game valued at $30 for her project “Plants & Light.”
From Pierre de Coubertin School in St. Leonard, Alexia Discenza won a scientific game valued at $30 for her project “Purr, Purr, Purr.”
From Michelangelo School in Rivière des Prairies, Lucia Rosato and Claudia Camia each won a $200 scholarship from the Order of Quebec Chemists for their project “La dureté de l’eau.”