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CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta

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Kyle Potts is a 16-year-old student in grade 10. He enjoys playing hockey, baseball, and basketball. He likes to swim, play guitar and the french horn. He is inquisitive and fascinated by science and technology. He is involved in choir and orchestra at his school. One day he hopes to pursue a career in science or computers.

Kyle Potts

Flexural and Flammability Properties of Straw-Plastic Composites
Region:Simcoe County
City:Barrie, ON
School:Eastview S.S.
Abstract:This project created construction boards out of waste straw and waste plastic. It investigated the impact of the type of plastic and the plastic-to-straw ratio on flexural strength of the boards. Two types of plastics were examined: polyethylene and polypropylene. Flammability was also investigated. Plastic-straw composite boards exceeded flexural requirements of the ANSI standards and were more flame resistant than commercially available oriented strand boards.

Awards Value
Canadian Commission for UNESCO - Science for Peace and Development (MILSET ESI) Award
Sponsor: Canadian Commission for UNESCO
$5 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$7 100.00