Five Quinte students this past week competed at the Canada-wide Science Fair at Carleton University in Ottawa.
The students spent the week being judged, taking part in workshops, tours, activities and meeting students from every part of this country.
They were vying for almost one million dollars in scholarships, and cash.
The students at the Canada-wide Science Fair come from every part of the country. There are over 100 regions that take part.
The projects ranged from possible cancer cures to autonomous technology.
Next year the science fair will be in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
This year Quinte sent five students from the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair.
Lily Woods and Shoshannah Spencer’s project was called “Watery going to do?: Reducing the Effects of Drought” and it was about reducing the affects of drought by creating a device to collect condensation.
Isabella Isbester wanted to determine whether it is better to plant your seeds together in larger groups (4 to 8 seeds) or in smaller groups (1 to 3 seeds) with her project “Sunflower Seed Germination –or, Three’s Company, Four’s a Crowd” “Diagnosis: Salmonellosis” was a project done by Elliot Mundle about investigating enterobacteria in common food including ground beef, ground chicken, strawberries, and lettuce.
Aidan Mundle won a bronze medal in the Senior division for his project “Small Engine Carbon Capture” about a chemical reaction that was used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from small four-stroke engines by 42%.