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CWSF 2019 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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My name is Emily Robb and I am in grade 10 attending Vincent Massey High School in Brandon, Manitoba. My interests include plant pathology, agricultural endeavours, soil physiology, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. Involving some of these are my hobbies, which mainly encompass experimenting with flora and working with agricultural matters, seeing that I am a Global Youth Institute recipient this year. I've also been playing ringette for 10 years, along with softball and curling for less time. This year, I focused on devising a solution for food insecurity that we face today. I also cared to be sustainable in doing this, so I used hydroponics, which grows plants without soil usage. I tested various hydroponic fertilizer brands in different concentrations, and statistically verified if the biomass each produced was somewhat significant. Moving forward, I would like to take this year's results to help formulate a highly effective hydroponic fertilizer for biomass production. This is my third year attending CWSF, and my tenth participating in science fair. Each year is incredible; countless brilliant ideas start here, and I look forward to it every year. I would insist that others join so that they can participate in life changing experiences as well.

Emily Robb


Grow Big or Grow Home: The Roots to Hydroponic Success
Challenge:Environment
Category:Intermediate
Region:Western Manitoba
City:Brandon, MB
School:Vincent Massey
Abstract:The goal of this experiment was to test and see if there was a specific concentration of a hydroponic fertilizer brand that would allow arugula to statistically produce more biomass, or yield. Hydroponic agriculture is often more justifiable than conventional agriculture. Allowing beneficial crops to consistently produce more biomass in a sustainable manner can aid rehabilitating the environment and working towards stronger food security.

Awards Value
Nutrients for Life Foundation Award
Intermediate
Sponsor: Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada
$750.00
Challenge Award - Environment
Intermediate
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$4 750.00