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CWSF 2007 - Truro, Nova Scotia

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Daniel is ecstatic to be attending his third and final Canada Wide Science Fair. His projects have been on the physics of sound and the quantification of qualitative phenomena. He is heavily involved in his school’s environmental and social justice clubs. Daniel sings bass in the Victoria Philharmonic Choir, has been in his school musical five years straight, and plays piano badly. Next year plans to study linguistics and physics at university, with his ultimate goal being omniscience.

Daniel Bild-Enkin

Voila les Voyelles: French Vowel Pronunciation in a Victoria High School
Division:International / None
Region:Vancouver Island
City:Victoria, BC
School:Esquimalt Community School
Abstract:Part of learning a new language is learning the pronunciation. Pronunciation is simply the physical system of sound source and vocal tract resonances. Articulatory features of vowels can be determined from acoustic ones. Software was developed to determine formants (resonances) of vowels spoken by students of various levels of French instruction. Significant correlations were found between French instruction and acoustic indicators of French proficiency.

Awards Value
CAP Physics Prize
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Physicists
$1 000.00
The Manning Innovation Achievement Award
Sponsor: Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation
The Manning Innovation Achievement Award
and $4000 Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award
Sponsor: Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation
$4 000.00
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 000.00
Bronze Medal - Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Sponsor: Encana Corporation
Total$6 800.00