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CWSF 2019 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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My name is Graydon Strachan. I am a grade 9 student in the AP program at Grant Park High School in Winnipeg. Some things I enjoy doing in my spare time include playing soccer, hockey, Roman-Greco wrestling, simulation games, science fair, and cross country running, (which I do better than anything else). I have been doing the science fair for the last 5 years, and my past projects have ranged from videotaping myself jumping in elevators, estimating foot growth, drought-proofing my parent’s garden, and even creating artificial muscle from nylon fishing line. As you may guess, I get my ideas for projects from all sorts of places. This year I was particularly interested in the estimation of weight using biometrics after seeing a poster at a medical conference in South Africa that my dad took me to. Every year, I learn a little bit more about the scientific process and how to present my ideas. In the future I plan to continue working in the biomedical field, and perhaps even elaborate upon my existing project ideas.

Graydon Strachan

MAC-2: Estimation of Weight Using a Modified Blood Pressure Cuff
Region:Winnipeg Schools
City:Winnipeg, MB
School:Grant Park High
Abstract:Knowing an unconscious child’s weight in a medical emergency is an important detail to calculate and administer medications. Using the CDC National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey data set, I have developed a method of using a modified blood pressure cuff to estimate weight more rapidly and accurately than current estimation methods.

Awards Value
The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award
Sponsor: The Actuarial Foundation of Canada
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 750.00