Winners

2017 Special Award Winners

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Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Award

  $200/project ($200 cash)
    (1101) Wise Words From the Past: Does a Red Sky Help You Predict the Weather?
        Student: Ian Walsh
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

College of the North Atlantic Engineering Technology Award

  $100/project; plaque/student ($100 cash)
    (3106) Skiing Moguls versus Groomed Terrain: the Effects of Knee Angles on Quadriceps Stress
        Student: Erin Burt
        School: Holy Spirit High School

College of the North Atlantic Health Science Award

  $200 plus plaque
    (3215) Bountiful Benefits- The Newfoundland Blueberry
        Student: Levi Moulton
        School: Holy Spirit High School

Conservation Corps Award - Conservation

  $250/project ($250 cash)
    (1109) Using simple machines to convert rainwater to electricity for household use.
        Student: Bridget Murphy Down
        School: St. Bonaventure's College

Conservation Corps Award - Climate Change

  $250/project ($250 cash)
    (3223) The Effectiveness of Compost on Heating Water
        Student: Hillary Oldford
        School: Holy Spirit High School

Fisheries and Marine Institute Ocean Innovation Youth Award

  $250/project; conference attendance; project published in journal ($250 cash)
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Award

  $100/project; plaque/student ($100 cash)
    (3102) Testing Google Search Topics vs Youtube Statistics via Machine Learning
        Student: Mitchell Hynes
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University, Department of Biochemistry Award

  1st place Junior $75/project ($75 cash)
    (1220) Does Gender affect Nutritional Choices
        Student: Sarah Healey
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  2nd place Junior $50/project ($50 cash)
    (1210) The Effects of Over Watering and Under Watering Wheatgrass Seeds
        Student: Elizabeth Clarke
        School: Lakecrest – St. John’s Independent School

  1st place Intermediate $75/project ($75 cash)
    (2105) Electric Energy Drinks
        Students: Thea Duffie , Emily Bennett
        School: Holy Heart

  2nd place Intermediate $50/project ($50 cash)
    (2235) Can gel electrophoresis be used to identify DNA?
        Students: Alexandria Nichol , Alyssa Janes
        School: Holy Heart

  1st place Senior $100/project ($100 cash)
    (3209) Flaxseed-Derived Lignan Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) Protects Human CCD-18Co (Colon) Cells from ROS mtDNA Damage
        Student: Kurtis Collins
        School: Waterford Valley High School

  2nd place Senior $50/project ($50 cash)
    (3212) The Impact of Various Enzymes on DNA Extraction
        Students: Jenna Hatcher , Andrea McGrath-Janes
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Department of Biology Award

  $100/project ($100 cash)
    (1215) The Exploration of Alternative Renewable Energy Sources
        Students: Bridget Clarke , Ben Tehrani
        School: St. Bonaventure's College

  $125/project ($125 cash)
    (2209) Effectiveness of all Natural vs Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers.
        Student: Rebecca Vicars
        School: Holy Trinity High School

  $150/project ($150 cash)
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Department of Chemistry Award

  1st place Junior $75/project ($75 cash)
    (1129) Brines and Freezing Times
        Student: Emma Haynes
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  2nd place Junior $50/project ($50 cash)
    (1235) Antioxidants v.s. Free Radicals
        Student: Andrew Hippern
        School: Lakecrest – St. John’s Independent School

  1st place Intermediate $75/project ($75 cash)
    (2133) Developing a Graphene-Oxide Filtration System (GOFS) and Evaluating its Effectiveness and Efficiency
        Student: Aaron Sarkar
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  2nd place Intermediate $50/project ($50 cash)
    (2104) The Effect of pH Level on the Corrosion of a Metal
        Students: Joshua Halliday , Matthew Halliday
        School: Waterford Valley High School

  1st place Senior $100/project ($100 cash)
    (3201) The Effect of Melatonin on Inhibiting Hydrogen Peroxide Induced Oxidative Damage to DNA
        Student: Clara Phillips
        School: Holy Heart

  2nd place Senior $50/project ($50 cash)
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Department of Ocean Sciences Award

  $150/project; $50 for school; plaques for student and school ($200 cash)
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Department of Physics

  $50/student ($50 cash)
    (1129) Brines and Freezing Times
        Student: Emma Haynes
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  $50/student ($50 cash)
    (2106) Commercial insulation vs homemade insulation
        Students: Logan Paul , Brady Harnett
        School: Holy Trinity High School

  $50/student ($50 cash)
    (3101) Investigation of Knee Joint Mechanisms and the Role of Brace to Reduce Osteoarthritis
        Student: Oishi Hawlader
        School: Gonzaga High School

Memorial University Department of Psychology and the Association of Psychologists of Newfoundland and Labrador Award

  plaque & cheque per student
    (1221) Is a Person's Eyewitness Testimony Reliable?
        Student: Carter Stratton
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  plaque & cheque per student
    (2129) Do people who play video games do better in different school subjects than those who don't play video games?
        Student: Cameron Kinsella
        School: Mount Pearl Senior High

  plaque & cheque per student
    (3202) Is a Picture Actually Worth A Thousand Words?
        Students: Sarah Muzychka , Tara Whalen
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award

  Best project Civil Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (2207) Water Filtration with Activated Carbon Generated From Fly Ash
        Student: Julia Naterer
        School: Holy Heart

  Best project Computer Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (2103) Les Algorithmes
        Students: Mahiba Khan , Hailey Robichaud
        School: St. Paul's Jr. High

  Best project Electrical Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (3223) The Effectiveness of Compost on Heating Water
        Student: Hillary Oldford
        School: Holy Spirit High School

  Best project Mechanical Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (3101) Investigation of Knee Joint Mechanisms and the Role of Brace to Reduce Osteoarthritis
        Student: Oishi Hawlader
        School: Gonzaga High School

  Best project Naval & Architectural Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (2122) Building a hovercraft
        Students: Emma Harvey , Taylor Alexander
        School: Waterford Valley High School

  Best project Process Engineering $200/project ($200 cash)
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Memorial University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences Award

  $50/project; plaque/student ($50 cash)
    (3214) "It's only Brain Surgery!" 3D Printing: a simulation tool to train Non-Neurosurgeons to perform Emergency Craniotomies
        Student: Nora Boone
        School: Holy Heart

Neety Panu Award

  $100/project ($200 cash)
    (1228) Can You Read This?
        Student: Jack Kennedy
        School: Mobile Central High School

    (1230) music and concentration
        Students: William Skehans , Jillian Kitchen
        School: St. Michael's High

Newfoundland and Labrador College for Medical Laboratory Science Award

  $100/project ($100 cash)
    (2235) Can gel electrophoresis be used to identify DNA?
        Students: Alexandria Nichol , Alyssa Janes
        School: Holy Heart

Newfoundland and Labrador Institute of Agrologists Award

  $50/project, $50 for School; plaque for student & school ($100 cash)
    (1225) Reduce Waste and Enhance Taste: Exploring Ways to Manage Household Food Ripening
        Student: Jasmine Rahman
        School: St. Bonaventure's College

Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association Award

  $100/project ($100 cash)
    (2120) Fracking - Finding the truth between the cracks
        Student: Julian Edwards
        School: Waterford Valley High School

Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Plan Award

  $50/project ($50 cash)
    (1205) Microplastics, Major Problem
        Student: Jacob Templeton
        School: St. Bonaventure's College

  $50/project ($50 cash)
    (2207) Water Filtration with Activated Carbon Generated From Fly Ash
        Student: Julia Naterer
        School: Holy Heart

  $50/project ($50 cash)
    (3220) Diatoms of river systems in St. John's Newfoundland: Method of extraction, identification, and application
        Student: Nash Denic
        School: Holy Heart


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SHAD NL Innovation Award

  Prize provided by SHAD
    (3210) Creating Biodegradable Plastic: A Novel Way to Recycle Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
        Student: Noha Shehata
        School: Holy Heart

Women in Science and Engineering Award

  $50/project; certificate/student ($50 cash)
    (1210) The Effects of Over Watering and Under Watering Wheatgrass Seeds
        Student: Elizabeth Clarke
        School: Lakecrest – St. John’s Independent School

  $50/project; certificate/student ($50 cash)
    (2124) The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Mussel Shell Weight and Thickness
        Student: Emily Meade
        School: MacDonald Drive Junior High School

  $50/project; certificate/student ($50 cash)
    (3101) Investigation of Knee Joint Mechanisms and the Role of Brace to Reduce Osteoarthritis
        Student: Oishi Hawlader
        School: Gonzaga High School