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ESPC 2011 - Toronto (Ontario)

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Joan Lopez is a senior student attending high school in St. Catharines. She will pursue an undergraduate degree in the Sciences, as she is particularly interested in Chemistry and in Biology. Throughout Joan’s high school career, she has volunteered for numerous organizations like the Arthritis Society, Pumpkinville, the Rankin Cancer Run and the DSBN Road Race. She has also been actively involved at school as Captain of the Recycling Team, a Prefect and a member of the Wrestling Team. Outside of school, Joan is a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu and she has also maintained a part-time job at a local library. Joan also had the opportunity to do the Science Mentorship Program with the University of Guelph in her last year of high school. This experience has provided her with valuable knowledge and insight as to how scientific research is conducted in laboratories. Joan has submitted a project to the Canada Wide Science Fair based on the research and time spent with the mentorship.

Joan Lopez

Anthocyanin and the Autumn Phenomenon
Ville:St. Catharines, ON
École:Sir Winston Churchill
Sommaire:Two species of plants, Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato, were used in three different temperatures to prove if temperature impacts the autumn colours in leaves. The plant pigment anthocyanin was chosen for observation. It is proposed that once plants get a cue from low temperatures, they start building colouring pigments, which perhaps helps them to enter the fall and thus into dormancy.

Prix Valeur
Prix d'excellence - Senior
Médaille de bronze
Sponsor: Sciences jeunesse Canada
300,00 $
Bourse d’études de l’Université Western Ontario
Médaillé de bronze - Bourse de début d’études de 1 000 $
Sponsor: Université Western Ontario
1 000,00 $
Bourse d'admission de l'Université d'Ottawa
Médaillé de bronze, sénior – Bourse d’admission de 1 000 $
Sponsor: Université d'Ottawa
1 000,00 $
Total2 300,00 $