Students from across the region came together for the April 1st weekend to participate in the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Science Fair.
The Faculty of Science was heavily involved in the awards presentation with a number of prizes being provided for students by departments. Several faculty and staff members were on hand to present these awards and represent their departments at the event.
The Department of Biology Award for best project in life sciences in a junior, intermediate and senior category was presented by Fiona Cuthbert. Prizes of $100, $125 and $150 were presented to Dawn Curran, MacDonald Drive Junior High; Hannah Boone and Megan Howse, St. Paul's Junior High; and Donovan Taplin and Brandon Kitchen, St. Michael's High, in the junior, intermediate and senior categories respectively.
Nick Ryan presented the $50 Department of Chemistry Awards to Zayd Khraishi and Kethan Kirby, Lakecrest; Hannah Boone and Megan Howse, St. Paul's Junior High and Kendelle Anstey, Holy Heart, in the junior, intermediate and senior categories.
The Department of Physics $50 award was presented by Dr. Len Zedel to Matthew Briffett and Justin Briffett, Villanova Junior High; Fiza Farrukh, St. Paul's Junior High and Jivetesh Chhatwal, Prince of Wales Collegiate, in the junior, intermediate and senior categories.
The Association of Psychologists of Newfoundland and Labrador combined with the Department of Psychology to present a plaque and cheque to Dawn Curran, MacDonald Drive Junior High; Sarah Spurrell and Laura Harris, Holy Heart and Colin Pike and Stephen Chaytor, Booth Memorial High School. The awards were presented by Sophia Slaney.
Danielle Nichols of the Ocean Science Centre presented the Ocean Sciences award. Donovan Taplin and Brandon Kitchen each took home a plaque and split $100, while another $50 went their school, St. Michael's High.
Dr. Mark Abrahams, dean of science, was also on hand to present the grand prizes to the Canada Wide Science Fair finalists. These included Kathryn Bowers, Holy Spirit High School; Hannah Boone and Megan Howse, St. Paul's Junior High; Michael Fleet, Holy Spirit High School; Anna O'Grady, Bishop's College and Kendelle Anstey, Holy Heart. The best in fair prize was presented to Hannah Boone and Megan Howse, St. Paul's Junior High.
These students will all travel to the National Science Fair in Toronto, Ontario, May 14-21.