Niagara Catholic Results from the Niagara Region Science and Engineering Fair

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Congratulations to Dino Petruzzi, a teacher at Denis Morris Catholic High School and a long-time organizer of the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair, who was one of just eight people in Canada to be recognized with a Youth Science Canada Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Petruzzi has dedicated 18 years to the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair, fulfilling many roles on its committee including Program Coordinator, Vice-Chair, Chair and Past Chair. He has always been willing to help his fellow committee members with their tasks when needed. Dino was also the liaison between the Niagara Catholic District School Board and the Niagara Regional Science Fair. He mentored many students over the years, preparing those who travelled to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. For more information about the award and recipients please visit Youth Science Canada’s website at www.youthscience.ca

NRSEF Outstanding Science Fair Teacher Award:

Ms. Heidi Poltl, St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Other awards and honours from the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

 

Lisa’s Trophy Shop Junior School Award

 St. Michael Catholic Elementary School

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Student Name(s) Project Title School Award(s)
Bethany  Poltl “Jitter Bug”: How High- Fructose Corn Syrup Affects Longevity, Fertility, and Behaviour of Drosophila St. Michael Catholic Elementary School Tied for NRSEF Best in Fair Award

Canada Wide Science Fair Award (1 of 4 students who will be travelling to Fredericton in May 2015)

Walker Environmental Group – Junior Category Trophy

JUNIOR GOLD MEDAL

Brock University Biology Special Award

Kelsey Coyne Balanced Diet St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR SILVER MEDAL
Oksana  Groch Making Text Memorable St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR SILVER MEDAL
David McShannon Importance of Cholesterol for Muscle Contraction Denis Morris Catholic High School SENIOR BRONZE MEDAL

Marijane Doyle Special Award

 

Nicholas Carbonara Tooth Whitening St. Peter Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR BRONZE MEDAL
Stephanya Zimakas Test of Stress St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR BRONZE MEDAL
Ethan Zahn &

Matthew Palumbi

Temperature and Nucleation Reactions St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School JUVENILE BRONZE MEDAL
Mahenoor Jadgal The Effect of Empathy on Moral Decision Making in Individuals Who have Sustained a Head Injury Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Brock University Entrance Scholarships

SENIOR Honourable Mention

Meagan Flus Using Statistical Probability to Detect Cheating on Caribou Mathematics Contests Denis Morris Catholic High School SENIOR Honourable Mention

Canadian Federation of University Women – St. Catharines Special Award

Brock University Mathematics Special Award

Olivia Pillitteri &

Emily Goldsworthy

The Dangers in Lipstick St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR Honourable Mention
Kyra Marotta All Electric St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUNIOR Honourable Mention

Ontario Power Generation Award Special Award

Niagara Electrical Association Special Award

Nathan Van de Laar Nate and the Beanstalk St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUVENILE Honourable Mention

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Special Award

Brock University Biology Special Award

Brianna Klunder Does Age Affect Memory? Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School (Gr) JUVENILE Honourable Mention
Carter Accursi &

Johnny Pillitteri

Protecting Yourself From UV Rays St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUVENILE Honourable Mention

Brock University Niagara College Photonics Special Award

Brooklynne Aiello &

Karli Flake

Chimpanzee Brain vs Human Brain St. George Catholic Elementary School JUVENILE Honourable Mention
Landon Cullen How Much Sugar is in Common Everyday Drinks; and What Does This Amount Look Like When Measured Out and Displayed Using Real Sugar? St. Michael Catholic Elementary School JUVENILE Honourable Mention
Rachel  Kuzyk &

Megan Fulsom

What Laundry Detergent is Most Efficient? Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School (Grimsby) Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association Special Award
Dashiel Baktawar Milk to Plastic Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School (Grimsby) xOntario English Catholic Teacher’s Association Special Award
Bronte Ibbotson &

Sofia Scaletta

Hydro Power St. Michael Catholic Elementary School Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association Special Award

Ontario Power Generation Award Special Award

Niagara Electrical Association Special Award

Thomas Mete DNA St. George Catholic Elementary School Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association Special Award
Enrico  Rescigno &

Fernanda Rosenboom

Does Increasing CO2 Levels Affect Plant Growth? Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School Ontario Tender Fruit Marketing Board Special Award

University of Guelph Plant Science Special Award

Rachel Lum Does Colour Affect Plant Growth? St. Michael Catholic Elementary School University of Guelph Plant Science Special Award
Giuliana Mascia &

Livia Piccirillo

Enviro-Pro St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School Gallea Environmental Special Award
Emmett Scott Strength of Magnets St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School IEEE Prize for Basic Electricity and Magnetism Special Award
Emma  Schuchard &

Hannah Bertulli

Magnetic Field Investigation St. George Catholic Elementary School IEEE Prize for Basic Electricity and Magnetism Special Award
Sarah Habjan &

Faith Ruber

Can A White Carnation’s Colour be Changed with Food Colouring? St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School Ontario Horticulture Association – District 9 Special Award
Julianne Peralta Layer Attitude and Thickness Measurements in Western Portion of the Ophir Chasma Interior Layered Deposit, Valles Marineris, Mars Saint Michael Catholic High School Brock University Physics Special Award

Brock University Earth Science Special Award

Kevin Stefanchuk Can the Gas Solution Affect How Many Volts are Produced by the Citrus Solution? Monsignor Clancy Catholic Elementary School Brock University Chemistry Special Award
Daniel Young Can Kids Hear Better than Adults? St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School Brock University Psychology Special Award
Ryan Minor Wind Speed of Tornados St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School American Meteorological Society Certificate
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