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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Cathy - I'm a Grade 10 student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Science has always been my favourite subject at school, and also my escape – reading a biology book or building simple robots stimulates my curiosity and motivates me to begin me own research. Aside from my academic achievements, I am the president of Glenforest's Science Club, an executive member of Glenforest’s Athletic Council, Volunteering Peel, Finance Committee in the Mayor’s Youth Action Council, and, I have been the Grade Representative for two consecutive years. As well, with my undying passion for the arts, I've completed Grade 10 piano at the age of 11. While maintaining a healthy balance between my extracurricular activities and high academic performance, I combine my research skills and my passion for science through doing primary research, which led to entering this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Katina - I am currently grade 10 pre-IB student at Glenforest Secondary School. I enjoy being involved in a variety of activities, from playing softball, to volunteering at my local hospital. I currently hold leadership positions like my school's DECA executive and am president of Science Club. I have also served as a page in the Ontario Legislature and currently work as a teaching assistant at Kumon. My inspiration for this project came from seeing gas prices continually rise, and constantly hearing about the problem of the impact of burning fossil fuels on the environment. I felt that there should be better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to solve this problem. For other students thinking about doing a project, I would suggest doing something that they are really passionate about, because the large amount of work and research involved will only be possible if there is a passion for the topic. An easy way to start would be to identify a problem that is seen in day to day life, like global warming and trying to solve a specific aspect of it.

Cathy Tie, Katina Zheng

Bioethanol Research: Here Today, Here Tomorrow
City:Mississauga, ON
School:Glenforest S.S.
Abstract:The obliteration of unsustainable fossil fuels escalates the necessity for an alternative energy source. This project investigated the advantages of using phaeophyta, rhodophyta, chlorophyta and Bambusoides in bio-ethanol production through enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fermentation. Each was compared to the current ethanol source, corn, in terms of ethanol yield and cost-effectiveness of production. Results show that benthic marine algae are more efficient in producing ethanol.

Awards Value
Renewable Energy Award
Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$2 050.00