D16 Student Goes to Canada Wide Science Fair

Posted: April 19, 2010

Fifteen District 16 students traveled to Fredericton April 16th to present their science investigations at the River Valley Science Fair held on the Campus of the University of New Brunswick. Each exhibit was judged at least twice, requiring students to explain their interest in their chosen topic, their research and their results. In reviewing the event, organizers expressed their favourable impression of the students’ work . Later in the day the public was invited to view the exhibits on display in Toole Hall. Monica Tremblay from Dr. Losier Middle School placed third in the Junior Biotechnology, Life and Health Science Division with her project called "Movin' On Up”.  This project involved observing human behaviour regarding physical fitness while ascending stairs. In the same division Neha Siddartha, also of Dr. Losier Middle School, placed first with her project called "BMI of 3rd Graders". This project involved comparing the body weight of young Miramichiers to national norms.  Neha was also selected as a Grand Award Winner and will be participating in the Canada Wide Science Fair in Peterborough, Ontario in May. The Senior Engineering and Computing Division was won by Scott Bowes and Kyle Clark of James M. Hill High School with their project  "Save the Trees".  This project  investigated  the feasibility and chemistry of using fibre from farm animal waste to make paper. A second science fair took place the same day in Saint John for the southern most New Brunswick School Districts. See photos at: http://www.district16.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/regional-science-fair-unb