For more than 50 years, students in grades 7-12 in the Sudbury area have been researching and discovering science through science projects and sharing their work through schools, school boards and regional science fairs.
Each year, students from local schools bring their science projects to a regional science fair to share science experiments, studies, and innovative projects that took weeks, and in some cases months, to perfect.
For the second year in a row, the Sudbury Regional Science Fair (SRSF) was held online through the ProjectBoard portal.
Student projects were originally uploaded to school board portals, and the winners of school board science fairs and community science fairs were selected as part of the virtual regional science fair.
Professional scientists and engineers from the community evaluated the projects and selected the winners of divisional and special awards through two evaluation rounds.
A selected group of judges reviewed the best projects at the fair to select seven students to participate in the virtual Canadian Science Fair from May 16-20.
The host of this year’s virtual CWSF is the city of Fredericton, and the organizers of the national fair plan to make the virtual event as interesting as possible with inspiration and events from the Fredericton community.
The seven students who will participate in the Science Fair across Canada are:
Kate Bouchard, Marymount Academy, for her project Go With the Flow – winner of 1st place Junior Physical Sciences, Laurentian University Dean of Science, Engineering and Architecture Award 1st place, LU School of the Environment Award, OPG Engineering Award, OPG Energy Award , Bharti School of Engineering Award, NSERC Young Innovator Award, Best in Fair Award
Elliott Boyles, Marymount Academy, for her project Gris → Est-elle le Prix? – 1st place winner Junior Life Sciences, Laurentian University Dean of Science, Engineering and Architecture Award 1st place, Harquail School of Earth Sciences Award, FROSKR
Environmental Award, NSERC Youth Innovator Award
Maxine Maillet, Collège Notre Dame, Influence of pH level on cheek cells – 1st place winner Senior Life Sciences, Biotechnology Award, Dean of Laurentian University,
Award for Engineering and Architecture 1st place
Jasmine Lauzon, Collège Notre Dame, Analysis of Production, Performance and Development
Electronic Addiction – 2nd place winner Senior Life Sciences, University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship
St. Dylan Nelson, Catholic High School Benedict, Self-hitting hammer – 2nd place Jr.
Engineering, OPG Engineering Award
Maggie Polischuk, Marymount Academy, Experiment with all-natural dishwasher Eggcellent Eggshell – 2nd place winner Junior Physical Sciences
Summer Kelly, Marymount Academy, Are phones dirtier than toilets? – 2nd place winner in Junior Life Sciences, Science Writing Award, Student’s Choice Award
For its second year of the online regional fair, the SRSF successfully evaluated 27 projects and 33 participants from the Greater Sudbury region.
More than half of the projects were from Francophone language students.
The projects, which presented various scientific initiatives, were evaluated by expert scientists from the local area, who always play an important role at the regional science fair. These individuals evaluated projects for 13 divisional awards and 45 special awards.
The regional fair culminated in a virtual awards ceremony, broadcast on Facebook on Sunday, April 10, when it was announced which students will represent our region at this year’s Canadian Science Fair.
“The Sudbury Regional Science Fair Committee would congratulate all participants and winners of the 2022 Sudbury Regional Science Fair,” the press release said.