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The power of suggestion, smart drugs and nicotine patches

Sunday, April 06, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE
 
ROTARY CLUB OF SAULT STE. MARIE
SCIENCE FAIR
 
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27th Annual Rotary Science Fair Awards - 2014 
 
Top Awards ("Best of Fair") 
 
1. Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Award of Excellence: 
First Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair 
First Place - Best of Fair: Power of Suggestion by Kara Gruyters & Temeara Barrett (Grand View) 
 
2. Tenaris Award: 
Second Entry to Canada-Wide Science Fair 
Second Place - Best of Fair: Smart Drugs: How Modern Medicine is Attacking Diseases in a New Way by Daniella Febbraro (Korah Collegiate) 
 
3. Benjamin Cohen Family Memorial Trophy: $70 Cash Award 
Third Place - Best of Fair: How Skin pH Affects the Percent Mass of Nicotine Absorbed from Nicotine Transdermal Patches by Laura Masters (Korah Collegiate) 
 
First-place, second-place, and third-place winners in Best of Fair will all travel to the Canada-wide national competition being held May 10-17 in Windsor ON.
 
Alternate award-winning projects may go if the primary winners cannot attend. 
 
Alfred R. Askin Shields (for best school team participation and excellence in each division) 
1. Senior School (grades 11-12): Korah Collegiate 
2. Intermediate School (grades 9-10): Superior Heights 
3. Junior School (grades 7-8): Grand View Awards for Best in Each Age Category 
 
 
1st Place Junior 
Professional Institute of Public Servants Award, $80 
Power of Suggestion by Kara Gruyters & Temeara Barrett (Grand View) 
 
1st Place Intermediate 
Ontario Power Generation Award, $80 
How Can Robots Be Controlled Autonomously? by Gavyn McCabe & Max Fisher (Superior Heights) 
 
1st Place Senior 
Great Lakes Forestry Centre Award, $80 
How Skin pH Affects the Percent Mass of Nicotine Absorbed from Nicotine Transdermal Patches by Laura Masters (Korah Collegiate) 
 
2nd Place Junior 
Don Wallace Memorial Award, $60 
Need For Texting by Mitchell Swinn & Eric Bondar (Anna McCrea) 
 
2nd Place Intermediate 
Don Wallace Memorial Award, $60 
Does Music Really Affect Athletic Performance? by Alexander Schuran & Isaiah Pedatella (St. Basil Secondary) 
 
2nd Place Senior 
Don Wallace Memorial Award, $60 
Smart Drugs: How Modern Medicine is Attacking Diseases in a New Way by Daniella Febbraro (Korah Collegiate) 
 
3rd Place Junior 
Essar Award, $40 
Chill Out and Have a Cold One by Christian Damignani & Ryan Grasley (Anna McCrea) 
 
3rd Place Intermediate 
Essar Award, $40 
Life on Mars by Matthew MacKay & Matthew Ferlaino (St. Basil Secondary) 
 
3rd Place Senior 
Essar Award, $40 
The effect of antacids containing magnesium and aluminum on the in-vitro bioavailability of fexofenadine at 
increasing time intervals by Emma Aslett (Korah Collegiate) 
 
Special sponsored awards 
 
Professional Engineers of Ontario Awards (2) 
Most Innovative Development, Adaptation, or Use of Technology in any subject area, $125 each 
Hockey Unmasked by Tyler Barban & Joshua Rouleau (Grand View) 
How Can Robots Be Controlled Autonomously? by Gavyn McCabe & Max Fisher (Superior Heights) 
 
Tenaris Award 
Innovative Use of Robotics, $100 
How Can Robots Be Controlled Autonomously? by Gavyn McCabe & Max Fisher (Superior Heights) 
 
Superior Digital Solutions 
Best Use of Applied Mathematics, $50 
The effect of antacids containing magnesium and aluminum on the in-vitro bioavailability of fexofenadine at increasing time intervals by Emma Aslett (Korah Collegiate) 
 
Essar Steel Award 
Best in Computer Science, $50 
Cloudy with a Chance of Terrorbytes: Keeping Your Information Safe by Peter LaRue (Korah Collegiate) 
 
Gary Rahn Memorial Awards (2), Sault Naturalists 
 
Best in Natural History, $50 
The Effect of Concentration of Different Types of Antioxidants on the Growth of Radish Plants by Anna Reich (Korah Collegiate) 
 
Best in Green Thinking, $50 
Ethanol Fermentation by Jake Dale (Korah Collegiate) 

Attilio Berdusco Award
Best in Health Sciences, $70
How Does the Consumption of Gatorade during Exercise Affect Reaction Time in Long Distance Runners? by Austin Kirkwood (Korah Collegiate)

 
University of Ottawa Most Deserving Senior Project 
$1,000 Admission Scholarship Award 
Smart Drugs: How Modern Medicine is Attacking Diseases in a New Way by Daniella Febbraro (Korah Collegiate) 
 
Algoma University Most Deserving Senior Project 
$500 Entrance Scholarship Award 
How Skin pH Affects the Percent Mass of Nicotine Absorbed from Nicotine Transdermal Patches by Laura Masters (Korah Collegiate) 
 
 2014 Rotary Science Fair Statistics 
 
This year’s competition was our 27th annual science fair.
  • 73 Projects Total: 40 Junior (Grades 7-8), 8 Intermediate (Grades 9-10), 25 Senior (Grades 11-12) 
  • 109 Students Total: 68 Junior, 15 Intermediate, 25 Senior 
  • 9 schools represented from Sault area + 1 from Wawa 
  • 24 Judges (local scientists and technical professionals) 
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