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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Hi, I'm Anna O'Grady, and I'm a Grade 12 student from Bishops College, Newfoundland. In school I've completed my Physics public course, and this year I'm taking my Chemistry public course. I have an interest in good music and movies, and a strong interest in anything science. My main field of science is astronomy and astrophysics, something that I hope to see myself doing as a career. Last year at the CWSF, I received a Silver Medal, the Canadian Association of Physics Award, and I had the distinct honor of attending the International Summer School for Young Physicists - an experience I will never forget. At the regional science fair this year in Newfoundland, I was the Best in Fair, and I also received an award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Outside of school, I volunteer at my church every Sunday, and I've been taking piano lessons for twelve years.

Anna O'Grady

Unveiling Dark Matter: A Study of Dark Matter and its Effects on Galaxy Clusters
Region:Eastern Newfoundland
City:St. John's, NL
School:Bishops College
Abstract:For my science project, I studied the various physical properties of a galaxy cluster, and through my observations, I was able to infer the existence of dark matter. In my project I retrieved data from an astronomical database, transformed the observed values into physical data, and finally calculated the kinetic and gravitational energies of the galaxy cluster.

Awards Value
CAP Physics Prize
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Physicists
$1 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$2 500.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$10 200.00