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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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My name is Aspen Lillywhite. I was born, and reside in the Calgary area. I am in the seventh grade at Red Deer Lake School, Alberta and have achieved Honours with Distinction. My favourite subjects are Science and Social Studies. I am an active participant in the Building Hope Project, raising awareness and funds to create change in our world. We have successfully completed several projects in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya including the construction of a school. Outside of school my time is spent dancing taking formal classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Contemporary. I volunteer teaching younger students ballet and jazz. I have successfully completed my ISTD Vocational Intermediate Ballet Exam. I currently perform with a pre-professional dance company, Corps Bara Youth Dance Company. Some of my performances include Project Dance – Toronto, A Time 4 Everything – Vertigo Theatres, fundraising performances for local charities, and performances in schools and churches. Dance is a part of my future goals. Post-secondary plans are to become a Chemical Engineer. The inspiration of my project in part is attributed to living in Canada’s oil-rich province and having a heightened interest in the oil industry and high regard for the environment we live in.

Aspen Lillywhite

Arctic Offshore Drilling & Temperature Effects on Cleanup of Potential Oil Spill
Region:Chinook Country
City:Okotoks, AB
School:Red Deer Lake School
Abstract:The purpose of my study was to determine if human hair booms are effective in adsorbing oil from seawater at Arctic temperatures and thereby reduce the risk of environmental devastation caused by potential offshore drilling oil spills in the Arctic Ocean. Statistically significant data was obtained confirming that human hair booms provide an effective means of recovering oil from seawater at Arctic temperatures.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Junior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$1 500.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$5 500.00