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CWSF 2015 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Karthik - My name is Karthik Prasad. I am a grade 9 student and I attend the International Baccalaureate Program at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. I am deeply in love with science and that has led me to the science fairs. Last year, I placed third in the peel region with an ion propulsion device and this year we came first with a project about Thermovoltaics. Therefore, we are selected to participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair. Other hobbies of mine include Dancing and Soccer. I play for a club and have been playing soccer for 5 years. Soccer and Science are my two favourite things. Additionally, I play chess and have a professional rating. When I grow up, I want to be an electrical or software engineer. This is because I love building circuits and also love testing and coding softwares. I am working towards this goal with lots of science extra-curricular activities. I am a team captain at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. I have raised a thousand dollars last February and have also been in a radio talk show about healthy living. My name is Karthik Prasad and I am a Canada Wide Science Fair participant.
Abhinav - My name is Abhinav Boyed and I am a 15 year old from Mississauga, Ontario. I attend Glenforest Secondary School and am part of the IB program. I am passionate about science and music. I am creative and in my leisure time I have built a Solar Car, Sterling Engine, RC Hovercraft and Solenoid Engine. My partner and I have got our inspiration for this project while learning about solar panels in science class. We acknowledge the great benefits that accompany a cell that requires no maintenance and can run continuously with no moving parts. However, the fact that solar panels can run only during the hours of daylight, makes it a less appealing investment to many. To solve this problem, my partner and I have looked to utilize infrared radiation rather than visible light, allowing it to work around the clock and be used to harvest waste energy in the form of heat. I aspire to be an inventor when I grow up. My role model is Nikola Tesla, a science genius, legend and celebrity of his time. I want to solve global issues with innovations in science.

Karthik Prasad, Abhinav Boyed

Thermovoltaics: Powering the Future
City:Mississauga, ON
School:Glenforest S.S.
Abstract:The thermocell is a thermovoltaic device that acts similarly to a solar panel but produces electricity through infrared radiation instead of visible light. It consists of a p type and n type semiconductor separated by an electron junction to produce electricity. The n type semiconductor is sulfur while the p type semiconductor is zinc oxide. Together, these two make up our innovation, the thermocell.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 000.00