Stanley High School, Oromocto High School take top honours at 15th annual Envirothon NB

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Saint John, NB – Teams from Stanley High School and Oromocto High School won the 2015 Envirothon NB competition, held this week in Saint John. The Stanley High School team, “The Stanley High Buffleheads,” was the non-competitive winner, and the Oromocto High School team, “Lost in the Woods,” was the competitive winner. That means Oromocto High School’s team is eligible to represent New Brunswick at the North American Envirothon, happening in July in Missouri.
“Stanley High School’s team included a student from their junior Envirothon team, an incredible accomplishment for a young student,” says program coordinator Becky Geneau. “Stanley was the overall winner of Envirothon NB. Oromocto came in second, making them the highest placing team eligible for the North American Envirothon, which only takes students grades 9-12.”

The 15th annual environmental science competition culminates a full year’s study in the areas of forestry, aquatic ecology, wildlife, and soils and land use. The participants attended workshops conducted by skilled natural resources specialists, combining in-class teaching and hands-on field experience throughout the school year.

Two founding members of Envirothon NB were also recognized at this year’s event. Chris Pitt and Kelly Honeyman were presented with 15-year service awards at Monday’s awards ceremony.

“Both Chris and Kelly have been committed to the Envirothon NB program for a decade and a half now,” says Geneau. “It’s an honour to have them part of the Envirothon NB team, passing their knowledge and passion for environmental sciences on to the next generation.”

Stanley High School team members are Owen Foreman, Dee Carr, Reilly McWade,  Maddie Carr, and Emma McArthur.  Dee Carr is in grade 8; she and Maddie Carr are sisters.

Oromocto High School’s team members are Nikita Spencer, Nathan Carrier, Jacob Baird, Bailey Mongrain and Veronica Howe.

Five medals, one special award for Team NB at CWSF

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Five Team New Brunswick winners at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Science East is pleased to announce five medals for Team New Brunswick, plus a special award, at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair. This represents the best ever showing for Team NB at the CWSF, with the most medals ever!

The winners are:

Silver Medal, Junior category:
Maude Couturier, Grade 7, École Sainte-Anne (Fredericton): Les effets nocifs du cannabis

Bronze Medal, Senior category:
Elizabeth Beaulieu, Grade 12, Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany (Edmundston): La Vénus Lacque

Manuel Dionne, Grade 11, Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany (Edmundston): La lâcheté triomphe

Bronze Medal, Intermediate category: 
Hadia Selouani, Grade 9, École Marie-Esther (Shippagan): SmartOc : un outil pour une cardiotocographie intelligente

Bronze Medal, Junior category: 
Nick Cusack, Grade 9, MacDonald Consolidated School (Kingston)Need a Hand?

International Summer School for Young Physicists Award
Manuel Dionne, Grade 11, Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany (Edmundston): La lâcheté triomphe

Science East congratulates all the members of Team New Brunswick for their impressive showing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair – we couldn’t be prouder of you all!

 

Photo:

L to R: Elizabeth Beaulieu, bronze medal (senior); Manuel Dionne, bronze medal (senior) and International Summer School for Young Physicists Award recipent; Maude Couturier, silver medal (junior); Hadia Selouani, bronze medal (intermediate); Nick Cusack, bronze medal (junior); Back: Hon. Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier of New Brunswick,  Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety

Something for everyone at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Are you ready to celebrate the Canada-Wide Science Fair? 

Something for everyone at Science Week! 
Canada-Wide Science Fair comes to Fredericton, May 11-16
Science East is pleased to welcome 500 science fair finalists from across the country, as they compete for close to $1-million in prizes! The Canada-Wide Science Fair is for more than just students though –
there are lots of free and fun activities that are sure to entertain and educate everyone!
CWSF 2015 will be open to the public:
Thursday, May 14          1 – 8 pm
Friday, May 15               9 am – 12 pm
Saturday, May 16           9 am -12 pm 
All activities will be in at UNB’s Richard J Currie Center
Don’t miss … 
  • Project Zone: Meet the finalists, and talk to them about their projects! Find out more about the path that brought these talented students to the national competition, and about their hopes for the future. A great opportunity to celebrate and encourage young minds, as well as inspiring others to achieve their goals.
  • On the Podium Speakers Series: Join astronaut Robert Thirsk, astrophysicist Jaymie Matthews, and others as they explore a variety of topics – from internal medicine to outer space! See the full schedule here
  • Science at Work: If you enjoy Science East‘s Illuminate program, be sure to check out Science at Work! Over 40 different New Brunswick companies and organizations will be showcasing the science, technology, engineering and math they use on the job every day. Full of hands-on, interactive exhibits for all ages levels! See the full list of presenters here
  • Science in Action: Get a behind the scenes look at some of the research and innovation happening on the UNB Campus, including the Nursing Skills Lab, the Human Performance Lab and the Quartermain Earth Sciences Centre! Tours will be offered on a first come, first served basis to anyone attending the public events.
For more information, email cwsf2015@unb.ca

Introducing Team NB for the Canada-Wide Science Fair

Roster for Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair confirmed

Eleven students from New Brunswick have been chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place in New Brunswick for the first time this May. The students were Grand Prize winners at the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs held in April.

Members of Team New Brunswick will be among 500 students from across the country, competing for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes. CWSF 2015 will take place at the UNB Fredericton campus May 11-16, and is presented by Youth Science Canada, UNB and Science East.

Nick Cusack
Grade 8
MacDonald Consolidated School
(Kingston)

Nick designed and built a prosthetic hand to be worn with a cast to help a person with a broken arm grip items.

Hannah Young
Grade 8
Superior Middle School (Bathurst)

Hannah looked into the use of natural remedies and chemical antacids in relieving heartburn.

Maïté Lejoie
Grade 8
L’École communautaire Saint-Joseph
(Edmundston)

Maïté researched how stem cells can repair damage to body tissues.

Manuel Dionne
Grade 11
Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany
(Edmundston)
Manuel created a software to automate tracking of satellites.
Ben d’Entremont
Grade 7
Quispamsis Middle School 

Ben researched different sizes of parabolic reflectors to focus heat.

Daren Liang
Grade
Fredericton High School

Daren and his partner, Iswar Desai, created a website that can solve a triangle’s three angles and/or its three sides using Javascript.

Maude Couturier
Grade 7
École Sainte-Anne
(Fredericton)

Maude studied the negative effects of cannabis use.

Elizabeth Beaulieu
Grade 12

Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany
(Edmundston)

Elizabeth’s chemistry project was entitled  “La Vénus Lacque.”

Reilly Sullivan
Grade 8
Quispamsis Middle School 

Reilly’s research involves a type of auditory illusion using white noise and songs.

Ishwar Desai
Grade
Fredericton High School 

Ishwar and his partner, Daren Liang, created a website that can solve a triangle’s three angles and/or its three sides using Javascript.

Hadia Selouani
Grade 9
École Marie-Esther
(Shippagan)
Hadia created a software to simplify data collected from cardiotocograph machines (used to monitor fetal heart rates)

Research into natural medicines, using coding to solve geometry problems, take Grand Prizes at River Valley Regional Science Fair

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Three students from Anglophone School Districts East, West and North will advance to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, following the River Valley Science Fair held at UNB Fredericton on Friday.

The Grand Prize winning projects are:

Neutralize Your Thinking: Hannah Young, Superior Middle School – Hannah looked into the use of natural remedies and chemical antacids in relieving heartburn.

Le Résous-Triangle: Daren Liang, Ishwar Desai, Fredericton High School – Daren and Iswar created a website that can solve a triangle’s three angles and/or its three sides using Javascript. You can see their bilingual website at triangle.altervista.org

All three students will be part of Team New Brunswick at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place May 11-16 at UNB in Fredericton, where five hundred finalists from across the country will compete for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes.

The full list of this year’s River Valley Regional Science Fair winners will be posted here.

Three students chosen as Grand Prize winners at Fundy Regional Science Fair

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Prosthetic hand, auditory illusions and parabolic reflectors chosen as Grand Prize winners at Fundy Regional Science Fair

Three students from Anglophone School District – South will advance to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, following the Fundy Regional Science Fair held in Saint John on Friday.

The Grand Prize winning projects are:

Need a Hand? – Nick Cusack, Grade 8, MacDonald Consolidated School – Nick designed and built a prosthetic hand to be worn with a cast to help a person with a broken arm grip items.

Le Reflecteur Parabolique – Ben d’Entremont, Grade 7, Quispamsis Middle School –  Ben researched different sizes of parabolic reflectors to focus heat.

Pareidolia: Absence de la musique – Reilly Sullivan, Grade 8, Quispamsis Middle School – Reilly’s research involves a type of auditory illusion using white noise and songs.

All three students will be part of Team New Brunswick at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place May 11-16 at UNB in Fredericton, where five hundred finalists from across the country will compete for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes.

Click here for the full list of this year’s Fundy Regional Science Fair winners

See pictures from the Fundy Regional Science Fair here