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ESPC 2010 - Peterborough (Ontario)

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My name is Rebeccah Sandrelli and I am a grade 10 student at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke, Ontario. I have very diverse interests, some which include sports, science and children. I have been a member my high school Cross Country Running Team, Nordic Ski Team, Soccer Team and Envirothon Team this year. I am a certified soccer referee in Ontario and play and referee soccer in our city league. I have loved volunteering at a daycare centre for the past 3 years and I am pursuing summer employment is as a Camp Counselor. Being involved in science fairs has provided me with very exciting opportunities. I have twice been a Canada Wide Science Fair finalist and winner and was also a participant for the Schools on Board Field Program aboard the CCGS Amundsen this past November. Seeing the Arctic first hand, working with a scientific team and learning about the Inuit culture with nine other Canadian students was very exciting. Science has opened doors, created lifelong friendships and will continue to shape my future as I prepare for post secondary education.

Rebeccah Sandrelli

A Floral Solution to Pollution
Division:Sciences physiques et des mathématiques
Région:Renfrew County
Ville:Pembroke, ON
École:Bishop Smith Catholic H.S.
Sommaire:A cost-efficient method to remove pharmaceuticals from waste water effluents has proven to be elusive. Phytoremediation utilizing water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes)was implemented to remove low level concentrations of pharmaceuticals, 1ppm. Daphnia magna were employed as bio indicators for the 30-day chronic bioassay. Results indicate phytoremediation did significantly decrease the effects of pharmaceuticals on heart rate, fecundity ratio, and mortality rate of bio indicators.

Prix Valeur
Bourse d’études de l’Université Western Ontario
Médaillé d’or - Bourse de début d’études de 4 000 $
Sponsor: Université Western Ontario
4 000,00 $
Médaille d'or - Innovation environnementale
Sponsor: EnviroExpo, présenté par VIA Rail Canada
11 500,00 $
Total15 500,00 $