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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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I am Katherine Teeter and in grade twelve at Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton, Ontario. This is my sixth consecutive Canada Wide Science Fair competition and my seventh science fair project. A BBC article examining the extreme strength of limpet teeth inspired me to investigate this topic for medical applications. I enjoy being outside, swimming, reading, playing music and sports, and spending time with family and friends. I play lead clarinet in the concert band and practice piano with the RCM at a grade ten level. I love playing co-ed fastball, girls' hockey and volleyball competitively and recreationally. I am a Link Crew Leader, and I help to coach my younger brother’s fastball team. I enjoy umpiring younger fastball games at my home centre and judging the Bluewater Regional Junior Science Fair. I assist my dad every day on the family farm during the summer. Science fair has and always will continue to positively change my life. My future endeavours may include doctoring or researching.

Katherine Teeter

Synthetic Limpet Teeth for Improved Joint Performance
City:Markdale, ON
School:Grey Highlands S.S.
Abstract:The construction of prosthetic implants by synthesizing the constituents of limpet teeth showed great potential as a viable alternative to current implants. Combinations of chitin, goethite, chlorophyll extract, vitamin B12, and isopropanol were tested against existing prosthetic composites. 581 physical, chemical, and biological stress tests concluded that synthetic limpet teeth prosthetic implants were more resilient and could reduce adverse health conditions associated with current prosthetics.

Awards Value
The Manning Innovation Achievement Award
Sponsor: Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation
Challenge Award - Health
Sponsor: AstraZeneca Canada
Excellence Award - Senior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$5 000.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$4 000.00
University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
$5 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $4,000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$4 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
McGill University Entrance Scholarship
An Entrance Scholarship of $2,500 is offered to each recipient of a platinum award.
Sponsor: McGill University
$2 500.00
Platinum Award - Best Senior Project
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$1 000.00
Total$26 250.00