Finalists from the Rideau St. Lawrence Science Fair, Kenny Patel, Jack Sloan, Monis Sayyid and Guillaume Gégo attended CWSF Ottawa 2019 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton from Saturday May to Friday May, competing with approximately 450 other young finalists from Grades 7 to 12 for Excellence and other awards totalling $1 million dollars. The all-expense paid trip included participating in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities, a live Q and A with David St. Jacques from the International Space Station, participation in workshops at the University, visiting Science East, the Reversing Falls, St. Martins Bay and the Bay of Fundy and enjoying many different social activities including a home-grown talent show.
All three projects represented us well. However, Monis Sayyid and Jack Sloan (The Windfall Solution) won gold medals and 3 other awards:
- York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship Award ($2000) (Two outstanding CWSF finalists from any category with entrepreneurial spirit and/or projects that demonstrate commercial potential)
- Challenge Award: Intermediate Resources (Certificate)
- Excellence Award: intermediate Gold (medal and $4000 entrance scholarship to Western University)
- Grand Award: Youth Can Innovate Award Intermediate ($750 and certificate) sponsored by The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation: Exceptionally innovative and original STEM projects that demonstrate a practical application in advancing the economic, medical, social or environmental well-being of society.
This is the third Canada Wide Science Fair that Monis and Jack have attended. We look forward to following their future steps as they attend the York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp. We congratulate all our finalists in representing our Region so well.