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CWSF 2010 - Peterborough, Ontario

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Patricia - I am the youngest of three daughters and my mother is originally Polish and my father Swedish. When holiday season comes by, we celebrate Christmukah. I speak three languages fluently, Swedish, English and French and I am an avid reader, artist, athlete and, of course, scientist. Since I have such a wide variety of interests, I have no idea what my future plans are. I hope to pursue a challenging and interesting career path that will let me continue to learn and grow as a person.
Sophie - My name is Sophie Bérubé, I am fifteen years old and currently in Sec.IV. I am an only child and bilingual. The language I speak at home is French but I later went to school in English allowing me to become fluent in both languages. Some of my interests include debating and public speaking, and of course, science! I also enjoy playing tennis and volleyball. With respect to the sciences, I am interested in studying animals, which is the topic of our project. I am also interested in the domain of robotics. This past winter our school robotics team participated in the Canadian Robotics Competition and I found the process of conceptualizing building a testing a robot to be very rewarding. Finally the aspect of genetics is a field of science whose constant evolution never ceases to amaze me. I do not know what field I will go into in the future as both science and humanities are major passions of mine. It is possible that I am able to find a career that will encompass both of these areas, but whatever discipline I choose to study, I hope that it will allow me to discover and be curious.

Patricia Johnsson, Sophie Bérubé

Sizing Up Your Pup
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences
City:Montreal-West, QC, Westmount, QC
School:The Study
Abstract:We wanted to know if the size of a Portuguese Water Dog could be predicted by reading its DNA.After some research, we found that marker FH2295 is responsible for size variation in the dogs. We sequenced the region with the marker and linked our observations with measurements of the dogs.

Awards Value
Honourable Mention - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada