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CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta

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My first experience with science fair was in grade 5; To sum it up, my project failed miserably (at least from an award standpoint). That same year, at the encouragement of my programmer parents, I learned my first programming language; ruby. That failed miserably too, as I got about halfway through the book then quit in frustration. Then I gave it another shot in grade 8 and finally learned the language. Grade 9, however, was probably the turning point in my life. Over summer, I learned touch typing, and then attended the Alberta CMS math camp. The biggest change, though, was when I decided to give the Science fair another shot and built a robotic arm, which got me a stage award and an invitation to the Canada Wide Science Fair. But it did more than just that; it helped me make the decision of who I wanted to be when I grew up; An Engineer. It also reinforced my dream of going to MIT. Now I just need to figure out what kind of engineer to be...

Anna Verkhovskaya

“Thing” The Robotic Arm
Region:Calgary Youth
City:Calgary, AB
School:John Ware Junior High School
Abstract:An innovation project that revolves around a robotic arm and control system attached to a human arm that makes the robotic arm follow the actions of a human arm, utilising servos, flex sensors and an Arduino.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 100.00