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CWSF 2009 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Alison Underwood is 12 years old and a grade 7 student at Turnberry Central Public School. She lives on a farm just outside Wingham, Ontario with her parents and three older brothers. Alison has been a member of many school sports teams including soccer, basketball, and volleyball and also plays hockey on two different teams. She has been very active in “Me to We” and was selected to attend the conference in Toronto last fall. In her spare time she enjoys babysitting, volunteering in her community and spending time with her friends. Watch Your Step, is Alison’s first science fair project and it won ‘Best in Fair’ at the Avon Maitland regional science fair this spring. Alison’s future plans include attending high school and university, where she has aspirations of becoming a pediatrician or dentist.

Alison Underwood

Watch Your Step
Division:Health Sciences / Environmental Innovation
Region:Avon Maitland-Huron Perth
City:Wingham, ON
School:Turnberry P.S.
Abstract:This project created a non-slip substance, that when applied to steps and stairs reduced the chance of slips and falls for seniors. Recycled tires and paint were used to produce a product that was environmentally friendly. Eight different combinations plus a control area were subjected to several tests. The product containing 60g of fine rubber produced the best results and was the seniors preferred choice.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Honourable Mention - Engineering
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Silver Medal - Environmental Innovation
Sponsor: EnviroExpo, Presented by VIA Rail Canada
Total$2 300.00